Quantifying the economic benefits of Logitech's ECDN is difficult, as yet, but for a content-delivery investment of less than $150,000, Logitech has been able to create efficiencies that justify the ECDN expenditures.
"By deploying ECDN solutions, not only did we accelerate our data center ERP application performance, but we also dramatically improved the real-time response of the applications to our employees in remote locations, allowing them to more quickly serve our customers."
Logitech is investigating other applications for the ECDN that go beyond the remote access of centralized applications.
When using rendez-vous, the encoder and eCDN
initiate link requests from behind their respective firewalls, meeting halfway to handshake and establish a connection.
To illustrate how SmartPath works, consider how you would efficiently webcast a presentation to a dozen locations behind the firewall, some of which are multicast enabled, others that are accessible to an enterprise CDN (eCDN)--and still others that not.
For example, for locations that lacked eCDN service, you could do peer-to-peer webcasting from a cloud-based media server.
With enterprise delivery platforms and eCDNs
, you want to be sure that the product/service can distribute a wide range of content types.
A scalable, network-optimized enterprise deployment leverages IP bandwidth via the corporate data network (including VPN and/or eCDN) and incorporates a variety of audio-visual equipment, encoders, and databases as well as web, streaming, and application servers in this, or a similar, workflow:
* The webcast leverages IP bandwidth via the corporate VPN or eCDN.