The number one priority for most organizations in the market for EVPs is reliable video streaming for both live and on-demand content at scale. Whether it’s a company-wide meeting, a training course, or a division announcement, organizations need a way to deliver high-quality video to every single participant — whether there are 100 or 100,000 people in attendance.
Yet too often, individuals responsible for virtual meetings have seen presenter and user experiences suffer due to slow networks, diminishing the overall quality of the event, and sometimes even tarnishing brand reputation. The shift to long-term hybrid work models pushed video streaming to the limits, underscoring the need for highly reliable delivery mechanisms that can handle unprecedented bandwidth and performance requirements. By leveraging commercial video enterprise content delivery networks (eCDNs), cloud-native EVPs make it possible to deliver amazing video experiences to every person, on every device, every time.
Enter eCDNs: An Essential Video Distribution Component
The best eCDNs flawlessly deliver live video streaming to multiple locations using the corporate network. Not all eCDNs are created equal though — some only use one type of distribution technology. Choosing an EVP with a variety of options, like edge caching, peer-to-peer, and multicast, helps you optimize your network and create the best solution based on your office locations, the number of people working in them, and the infrastructure.
As part of your evaluation, consider your work from home policy and account for employees who will be splitting their time between home and the office. Work with an experienced EVP provider that has a team of experts who can understand your infrastructure and recommend the best design. EVPs that have a built-in eCDN should include a dashboard that shows real-time performance to monitor users’ experience and pinpoint any network bottlenecks. With the right solution in place, latency and buffering issues that can arise with live and on‑demand video viewing will be a thing of the past.