Microsoft have announced Linux support for PlayReady services meaning greater flexibility for developers and system administrators.
Until recently, Microsoft have insisted on the use of Windows OS, which for many developers and system administrators proved restrictive. With a huge proportion of the web running on Linux, having to run Windows servers meant an increased complexity for the already complex job of managing cloud infrastructure.
Fortunately, Microsoft has released their .Net Core framework allowing developers to easily create a variety of tools that will run seamlessly on Linux, and as part of this push towards being able to give developers more options of where they run their code, Microsoft has announced a version of their PlayReady stack that will run on Linux! VUALTO were fortunate enough to be invited to participate in the beta for Microsoft's new PlayReady stack. This allowed us to easily and quickly integrate our PlayReady license server and key generator to run on Linux servers.
For VUALTO, this will enable all of our PlayReady services to be run alongside our new VUDRM platform on the same infrastructure, allowing us, amongst several other benefits, to provide a much higher level of support. The general release from Microsoft is expected in August and once released we will update all our PlayReady services, for enhanced VUDRM services.