For organizations using Windows Media Server or Adobe Flash today for multicast, the switch to Ramp’s Multicast+ solution is a simple transition.
If you are already using one of these solutions, then you already have a multicast-enabled network. So, all you do is replace it with the Multicast+ Server, which is just software installed in virtual environment. Then, through your standard software distribution processes, you deploy the Multicast+ Receiver to your client devices.
If you are multicasting from the IBM Cloud Video platform, Multicast+ is already integrated and works directly with the video player, so you are up and running.
Furthermore, if you are switching from one of those legacy multicast solutions or expanding your use of video, you are probably moving to modern HTML5 video standards. Multicast+ supports the HTML5 protocols, so upgrading will also future-proof the enterprise delivery infrastructure.
The impending end-of-life for Windows Media multicast and Silverlight, Cisco ECDS and Adobe Flash marks the end of an era for legacy video technologies. Our Multicast+ technical white paper takes a deep dive into the solution, covering everything from how it works, to patented innovation and technology, to key capabilities and features that make it the premier next-generation multicast solution.
From the IBM webinar Optimizing Video on Corporate Networks