LADB maintained a high-speed network between its Burbank facility that handles “just-in-time” services for their clientele, and multiple colocation data centers, utilizing traditional WAN services. In the middle of 2017, anticipating the end of their contract terms in January, 2018, the company decided to examine and update its WAN connectivity. Due to increasing customer demand, LADB needed higher resiliency—a redundant, fault-tolerant WAN solution to support 24×7 operations. In addition, LADB needed Direct Connect options to public cloud providers for an upcoming cloud-hosted product launch.
LADB evaluated PacketFabric and was impressed with its carrier-class, secure, private and resilient connectivity that could easily scale on-demand to meet their growing bandwidth needs. PacketFabric suggested diverse connections from the Burbank facility to two different data centers (Coresite LAX1 and Equinix LAX1). In addition, PacketFabric worked with Internet Service Provider GTT to build a Direct Internet Access (DIA) circuit to LADB’s specifications to provide last-mile connectivity to the LADB facility.
PacketFabric has empowered LADB with scalable connectivity, even as they’ve seen their peak bandwidth spike significantly higher over time. Even under these loads, the PacketFabric network enables automatic load balancing across both colocation data centers. Furthermore the PacketFabric network is carrier-class and delivers the resiliency that LADB needs to ensure they can deliver the services customers expect. LADB testing found that even when one circuit is brought down to simulate a failure, based on the recommended diverse connectivity, there is no noticeable performance difference to LADB’s end users.
Los Angeles Distribution and Broadcasting (LADB) is a secure digital media and content facility providing services to the entertainment industry, including several major Hollywood studios and TV networks and hundreds of other production companies and leading streaming distributors. LADB offers advanced content processing and transcoding, screening and mastering, broadcast and master quality control services.
LADB also leads the industry in security and content protection. LADB is the only post-production company worldwide to hold three concurrent ISO certifications — ISO 27001, ISO 9001, and ISO 22301.
To learn more about LADB and their full suite of services for the entertainment industry, visit their website at https://ladb.com/.
To read the full technical implementation of LADB’s fully redundant implementation, check out Mike Holt’s blog post.
“PacketFabric enables us to expand our bandwidth at high scale, helping us deliver content faster and meet our client demands,” said Michael Holt, LADB Systems Administrator. “The PacketFabric solution means that we can continue to scale the network to meet our needs for years to come. We can increase our network capacity in minutes. We can also help our clients to establish direct, secure connectivity to us with high transfer speeds and low latency.”
– Michael Holt, Systems Administrator at LADB