MTV is a large Finnish media house with a variety of services. MTV started as the first commercial TV network in Finland back in 1957 and nowadays has one of the biggest audiences in Finland. Services provided includes TV channels, Intenet media sites, Mobile applications and Video on demand services.
Existing system and the challenges
The CMS system and video transcoding workers were running on dedicated hardware an on-premise data center. System was labor intensive to maintain. Utilization rates were spiked by nature and the transcoding system had poor scalability when running near full capacity.
Knowit, jointly with other companies, was tasked to start leveraging cloud computing, best practices and DevOps to provide recommendations and implementation for a new version of the service.