To meet the increased demand for enterprise streaming video, Ramp has expanded its portfolio to include peer-to-peer (P2P) video distribution. Ramp has added on-premises and cloud-based WebRTC P2P solutions through a strategic partnership with StriveCast. The partnership would allow Ramp to deliver a complete portfolio of enterprise content delivery network (eCDN) options.
“Local configurations and delivery requirements for an enterprise network can vary greatly from one location to another,” said Neal Stanton, Co-CEO of Ramp. “Through our partnership with StriveCast, Ramp is the first and only eCDN provider to offer all three types of video distribution solutions – multicasting, video caching and peer-to-peer networking. Now enterprises can mix and match eCDN technologies to achieve the best bandwidth optimization at every location across their network.”
The new eCDN solutions delivered by Ramp would securely and efficiently optimize streaming video from any source using multicasting, video caching, P2P networking, or any combination of the three.
- Multicast+: For enterprises with multicast-enabled networks, Multicast+ is hands-down the most efficient and secure way to stream live events. It uses the least amount of bandwidth to reach the highest number of viewers by sending a single video stream across the network.
- OmniCache: This could be the best video delivery option when both live and on-demand video matters. It is for organizations who want a full-featured solution deployed securely behind the firewall without managing software on viewing devices.
- Peer-to-Peer: When you don’t have the ability to deploy software infrastructure at certain locations, a P2P eCDN uses client devices to build a peer network that redistributes video streams from one viewing device to another.
“As a result of COVID-19 quarantines, more workers are using more video than ever before,” said Steve Vonder Haar, Senior Analyst at Wainhouse Research. “As these workers return to the office, IT departments will face the challenge of scaling up infrastructure to meet the expectations of executives who are suddenly very video-aware. Ramp’s new partnership with StriveCast represents an effort to offer network administrators more options for creating the network capacity that will be needed to address evolving corporate video demands.”
Today, StriveCast would connect over 150,000 users worldwide on a daily basis. StriveCast is a client-less eCDN solving enterprise video delivery. StriveCast requires no local software installation and works inside any enterprise video platform. It would reduce bandwidth requirements for internal webcasting “by up to 95%.” To combine maximum security and scalability, StriveCast offers a cloud and on-premises solution for full control and data privacy, shaping the next generation of eCDN technology. Next to that, StriveCast offers real-time video analytics for “high-end” customer insights and video KPIs. Convinced customers include large companies like Swisscom, Siemens, Gazprom, and NEP Group.
“We see businesses all over the world going through a massive change in digitization recently; a topic that has often been postponed by large enterprises before due to operational burdens,” said Alexander Schaefer, CEO & Co-Founder of StriveCast. “An example for the digital shift is the astonishing increase in the use of Microsoft Teams over the last weeks. We strongly believe video will be the future of corporate communication. Our mission is to provide reliable and robust streaming and communication infrastructure. By partnering with Ramp, we see a great opportunity to make a difference during these times and shape the future of media delivery.”