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.
ECDN stands for Enterprise Content Delivery Network and it saves the same purpose as a normal CDN: Distributing data. However, it is not designed to deliver data over long distanced 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 on 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.
But 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 solution, others rely on Peer-to-Peer software. StriveCast has developed a P2P 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 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.