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.
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 AltitudeCDN™ Multicast+—and it’s no April Fool’s joke.
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 reliable, secure and predictable 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 AltitudeCDN 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 efficient, reliable and secure way to deliver live video. If you want to learn more about Multicast+, read our whitepaper “Multicast is Alive and Well,” or drop us a line.