All jokes aside…Multicast is the most reliable eCDN for live video

By: Julie Basa

Aren’t Mondays the best? Sprinkle in a little April Fool’s Day shenanigans, and this one will be more exhausting than usual. Seems like a great time to talk about the most reliable eCDN for live video.

I’m probably in the minority, but Monday’s excite me. They’re a chance to reframe, set new goals, and learn something new. In the spirit of learning, I thought I’d take this opportunity to teach you a little about Multicast+—and it’s no April Fool’s joke – it’s the most reliable eCDN for live video.

If you haven’t been introduced to Multicast+, it’s a bandwidth-saving, one-to-many network protocol that reduces traffic by distributing a single video stream all viewers can access. Simply put, you send only one stream across your network during a live webcast versus a stream for each person watching to save a ton of bandwidth.

There are countless benefits to multicast, and here are a few reasons our customers turn to Ramp for the most reliable eCDN for live streams:

  • Software-defined networking: Lightweight, flexible software that runs and scales on your existing network without proprietary hardware or labor-intensive network upgrades.
  • Security: Since Multicast+ sits 100 percent behind the firewall and encrypts video streams, it maintains the security policies you already have in place. Even Altimeter, Ramp’s web-based management system, stays inside your firewall, protecting you from outside risks.
  • Vendor neutral: Multicast+ supports any HLS, DASH or browser-based video player, making it the only enterprise content delivery network (eCDN) you need for internal, live video events.

If you’re already using a multicast solution that’s coming to end of life, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. Multicast+ is the only direct replacement for those solutions and will run on any multicast-enabled network.

It’s no April Fool’s joke—it really is the most reliable eCDN for delivering live video. If you want to learn more about Multicast+, read our whitepaper “Multicast is Alive and Well,” or drop us a line.