Bloomberg Manages production network in New London building with Apstra

When Bloomberg Television opened its state-of-the-art broadcast facility in the company´s new European Headquarters in London last year, network engineers from the company´s IT infrastructure team collaborated with Apstra to successfully pilot its technology in order to gain visibility across and more effectively manage the network fabric supporting the building´s media production systems, the company said.

This network infrastructure demands high-performance and availability associated with the production of eight hours of live television and four hours of live radio programming in the building each day.

It connects the building´s central studio, three other broadcast positions around the building, two recording studios, a photography studio and three control rooms and all of BTV´s production equipment. This IP data network includes 90+ network nodes, 400+ 40GbE network fabric links, 4,000+ network ports, and 2,000+ live network endpoints connecting at a combination of 10GbE, 40GbE and 100GbE — not to mention a 14 PB video storage system.

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