Scale video delivery with SDN/eCDN to optimize your network for Microsoft 365 live events
Marc Mroz, Program Manger, den 1 augusti 2018
With increased use of live and on demand video streaming within organizations, one of the challenges is ensuring that your network can effectively support video traffic as you start streaming more and more.
For organizations that want to reduce this internet traffic and have a more predictable network for video streaming, there are two options:
1. Leverage existing web cache proxies in your network
If you have an existing web cache proxy it may be possible to route the streaming video traffic from Microsoft Stream, Microsoft Teams, and Yammer through those proxies to help reduce some of the internet bandwidth used for streaming videos. You will need to work with your cache proxy vendor to see if this is possible for your network.
2. Get expert help with scaling video delivery by leveraging trusted video delivery providers
Several video delivery eCDN/SDN solutions are pre-integrated and can be setup to be used with Microsoft Stream, Microsoft Teams, and Yammer. These SDN / eCDN platforms enable organizations to optimize network bandwidth without sacrificing end user viewing experiences. Our partners can help enable a more scalable and efficient video distribution across your enterprise network.
Hive Streaming provides a simple and powerful solution for live and on-demand enterprise video distribution. Hive is a software-based solution that requires no additional hardware or bandwidth and provides a secure way to enable thousands of simultaneous video viewers without impact to your network. For customers looking to understand the impact video is having on their network prior to purchasing an SDN/eCDN solution, Hive Streaming also provides a browser-based analytics solution for Stream customers. Learn more
Kollective's cloud-based, smart peering distribution platform leverages your existing network infrastructure to deliver content, in many forms, (live streaming video, on-demand video, software updates, security patches, and more) faster, more reliably and with less bandwidth. Our secure platform is trusted by the world’s largest financial institutions and with no additional hardware, setup and maintenance are easy. Learn more
Ramp OmniCache is an intelligent video caching solution that optimizes the distribution of both live and on-demand video, reducing bandwidth consumption by 90% or more. OmniCache deploys entirely behind the firewall on existing infrastructure (hardware server or virtual environment) and unlike peering solutions does not require any plugins, client software, or cloud-based controllers, for enterprise-grade security with minimal effort to deploy and maintain. Learn more
To learn more about video delivery network considerations and how to enable eCDN/SDN solutions for Microsoft Stream see the following help articles:
- Scaling video delivery with SDN / eCDN providers for Microsoft Stream
- Network considerations for Microsoft Stream
- Live events across Microsoft 365 in Yammer, Microsoft Teams, and Microsoft Stream (preview)