To understand what an eCDN is, how it works, and why its importance for modern communication gets bigger every day, you need to know how a standard CDN works. You can learn more about content delivery networks here.
What is an eCDN?
ECDN stands for Enterprise Content Delivery Network and it saves the same purpose as a traditional CDN: Distributing data. However, it is not designed to deliver data over long distances but to provide all members of a corporate network with a stable flow of data. A corporate network may contain many different end-devices but has often only limited bandwidth available. Imagine a big company building with thousands of employees. Presumably, they all work in a digital workplace, and usually, the applied amount of bandwidth is enough for their daily work. But when a mass of data is required, e.g. for streaming a video for your employees, network congestions can’t be prohibited without an eCDN.
How does an eCDN work?
In general, there are different ways of how an eCDN can reduce the amount of data that has to slap through a firewall. Some companies are using a multicast eCDN, others rely on Peer-to-Peer software. StriveCast has developed a P2P eCDN solution, which is pretty appropriate to solve bottleneck problems in streaming situations. Using a P2P-based eCDN makes sure, that not every user within a corporate network connects to the source. When even a few do, there won’t be any problems with network congestion anymore. The extant viewers are provided with data by building a sharing network of all corporate network members. When you want to learn more about our P2P eCDN solution, you can find more information here.
Applications of an eCDN
Enterprise Content Delivery Networks are often used when companies need to distribute large amounts of data within their corporate network. A typical application is the delivery of live and on-demand video data, as for example:
- Live video transmission of internal events like digital town hall meetings
- Regularly delivering (enterprise) webcasts to a large audience
- Setting up enterprise live streams within a corporate network
- eLearning sessions for customers, partners, and employees
- Every live streaming application for your corporate communications
- Efficient delivery of live streams for hybrid events like exhibitions and conferences