Alan Jurison is a Senior Operations Engineer at iHeartMedia Centralized Technical Operations and chairs the Metadata Usage Working Group on the National Radio Systems Committee.
This interview is from the recently published e-book “What’s Next for Virtualization?”. Find it under radioworld.com/ebooks.
Radio world: Alan, you said a year ago that you define virtualization as the consolidation of broadcast functions in a software environment or single-purpose hardware and facility functions at the broadcasting site. How does this definition hold up?
Alan Jurison: I think the concept is making progress. Many providers are actively consolidating functions into existing processes, be it hardware or software.
This is a transition that will happen over time. Much of what happened in the last year happened largely on existing hardware platforms to which we are used; But looking ahead, I think that as new platforms develop, we will be able to adopt what we have …