Happy Multicast Monday! It’s been a hot minute since our last Multicast Monday, but it’s time to get back in the swing of things. New year equals new opportunities. Am I right?
Next week, Ramp is heading to Kaltura Connect: The Video Experience Conference, from January 22-23, 2020 in New Orleans. So it’s a great time to talk about Ramp’s commitment to making sure our enterprise video distribution solutions work well with others.
Interoperability is Important
Demand for video is on the rise. Yet, the type of video platform you need for global learning and development programs may not work for all-employee webcasts, executive communications or digital displays in retail locations.
Like most, you probably have more than one video solution. In fact, almost two-thirds of respondents to a Wainhouse Research survey say they agree with the statement that “our organization prefers implementing best-of-breed video solutions from multiple vendors versus an end-to-end turnkey platform developed by a single vendor.”1
So how do you broadcast high-quality video and protect your business-critical operations? An enterprise content delivery network (eCDN) is one solution. It optimizes the flow of video travelling across your network at the infrastructure level. But deploying and managing multiple eCDNs to cover each streaming platform is an IT nightmare—and fortunately not necessary.
Ramp eCDN to the Rescue
Ramp’s architecture makes it easy for enterprise streaming platform providers to integrate Multicast+ into their solutions. As a result, it’s integrated with a number of enterprise streaming solutions, including Kaltura, Microsoft, Brightcove and Intrado.
These integrations remove the manual effort involved to configure Multicast+ to work with deployed instances of a particular platform. Depending on the level of integration, it also streamlines the experience of ongoing event management and monitoring.
Some video platform providers offer multicasting as part of their solution, but most work only with their platform. Multicast+ is the only vendor-neutral multicast solution for HLS and DASH. It supports any live HTML5 video stream, can generate HLS from encoders supporting RTP, or be combined with a media server such as Wowza Streaming Engine™ to ensure complete coverage from a single enterprise delivery solution.
Multicast+ has also been tested and verified for compatibility with all the major browser-based video players as well. But here’s the real kicker. Multicast+ has the ability to optimize video from more than one platform—at the same time.
Click here to learn more about our growing partner ecosystem. Upon request, we can share with you a complete list of compatible streaming video platforms.
Let’s Not Forget About the Future
We believe an eCDN can and should be able to retrieve and redistribute video from any video source. That’s the value we bring to our customers. We give them the freedom to put their existing streaming solutions to work today, but also have the flexibility to add something new in the future.
You can learn more about the benefits of Multicast+ by reading, Next-Generation Multicast in the Age of HTML5.
Heading to Kaltura Connect?
If you’re heading to Kaltura Connect, we’d love to tell you more about our solutions in person. You have a few opportunities to meet us at the event:
- Visit our booth
- Join us for “Save Your CEO: Broadcasting Flawless Live Events Every Time” at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday
- Schedule a meeting