Cloud Server Infrastructure

A robust and scalable cloud infrastructure is the backbone for a successful service, regardless of whether you are building an over-the-top video delivery platform, a highly social music streaming app, or an IP camera connected to a cloud-based video recorder. Cardinal Peak has many years of experience delivering just these types of server solutions, and we can offer an appropriate solution for all customers—from the startup launching its first product to the large enterprise seeking to modernize its product offering.

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We have experience quickly developing and deploying everything from small prototype server systems, to back-end systems involved with massive server-side digital signal processing, to highly scalable systems responsible for streaming media to tens of thousands of simultaneously-connected clients. To keep things as simple and lightweight as possible, we often favor frameworks such as Django and Flask, with the end goal being to work efficiently while delivering an easy-to-maintain product.

This is a generalized diagram of a cloud delivery system that records video from a customer-premises IP video camera in the cloud and delivers that (possibly with other content) at scale:

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Relevant Skills

  • Scalable architectures using Amazon Web Services (AWS), including EC2, S3, CloudWatch, CloudFront
  • Python, Node.js, Ruby on Rails, Java
  • NoSQL and relational databases, including MongoDB, Cloudant, DynamoDB, RDS, MySQL
  • OpenStack
  • RESTful APIs
  • Apache integration
  • HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) and other adaptive bit rate protocols
  • Django
  • Flask
  • True Angular
  • Credit card processing using Stripe
  • Third-party RESTful API integration, including customer proprietary billing systems, authentication and authorization services, and content sources.
  • RESTful API design and implementation
  • HLS and WebRTC streaming applications
  • System management experience using Chef, Salt, and Puppet
  • Unit test frameworks
  • Operating cost optimization

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