Selecting the Right eCDN for Your Company

The network engineer’s guide to selecting the best eCDN options for your network

Streaming video for large-scale employee events usually causes congestion on the corporate network. This congestion negatively affects network performance, puts mission critical applications at risk, and results in a poor-quality viewing experience. To manage video on the network, IT departments deploy enterprise content delivery networks (eCDN). The three most common eCDN options are multicasting, video caching and peer-to-peer distribution. But how do you choose which one?

This one page guide highlights the basic use case and network requirements for each solution. A simple decision matrix will help you narrow in on the best choices for you. Depending on your network and the needs of your users, a combination of solutions may provide the best coverage for your company.