Wainhouse Research reports more than two-thirds of organizations cite protecting the network as one of the top considerations when purchasing a video solution. As companies use more video, they will see increased utilization of network resources. IT departments are guided by the Hippocratic oath of network administration—do no harm as you add more video on the network.
The increasing use of video isn’t the only factor impacting the network. The resolution of video is also having an impact. Enterprise viewers are also consumers and the streaming providers we use at home have set our expectations. High definition video is the baseline expectation for viewers today, and 360° video, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are not far behind. When you deliver that kind of video on the corporate network, it creates tremendous strain.
That’s why enterprises need to include eCDN, delivery infrastructure to optimize video traffic, as a component of their video streaming strategy.
From the IBM webinar Optimizing Video on Corporate Networks