Architecture

Solid architecture leads the way to flexibility, availability and scalability. From cloud and systems integration to network architecture, we can help.

No matter how large or small, an appropriate Architecture is a must-have. Architecture is the foundation of everything we do and for good reason. A lack of a solid Architecture is right up there with poor business justification or ill-defined scope when it comes to IT project and system failures.

Architecture can be broad, complex and sometimes scary, but that is why we love the challenge. Whether a small local initiative requires a few days’ work or a large global system runs to weeks and weeks, a proper architecture will pay back dividends ten-fold during the lifetime of the system.

Architecture is multi-faceted and Piksel provide Architecture Services to cover all the bases:

Cloud architecture

Systems integration architecture

Network architecture

Software architecture




Customer story:
Channel 4 Just-in-time packaging

As devices, formats and content volumes expand in the Online video space, a new architecture has paid dividends to Channel 4’s video delivery capabilities. 

Problem​

Channel 4 saw costs increasing with the increasing media volumes, higher quality video and expanding device support. Yet viewers expect all content to be available on all device types immediately.

Solution​​​

The solution was to move from pre-processed to just-in-time packaging for customer delivery. Piksel architected and built a packaging capability as a Function As A Service to be scalable, highly available, resilient and secure. Based on serverless processes using AWS Lambda, Step functions and Fargate for autoscaling.

Result​​​

This service is used to package web content across the whole All 4 catalogue. Additional platforms are consuming this service as Channel 4 move away from the expensive pre-packaged processes. The service ingests hundreds assets per day and is able to scale at short notice and at low cost as the services are only active when needed.

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