Ramp and West Announce Partnership to Optimize Enterprise Video Streaming

Industry leaders team up to streamline video delivery behind the firewall

BOSTON, Nov. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Ramp and West's Unified Communications Services, leading providers of enterprise video solutions, announced a technology partnership aimed at offering organizations integrated solutions for enabling large-scale video communications inside the enterprise.

West, a global provider of communication and network infrastructure services, is broadly recognized in the video industry as a leading provider of live webcasting and enterprise YouTube platforms. Ramp is the industry’s only provider of common enterprise streaming infrastructure (CESI) for multicasting and caching, the two most favorable approaches for managing bandwidth-intensive video traffic on corporate networks. The integration of these solutions makes video delivery behind the firewall a more seamless and streamlined process for customers.

“Distributing large video files behind the company firewall uses a lot of bandwidth, which can clog the network, slowing down critical applications and resulting in constant buffering for video end users,” said Ryan Osborne, Director of Product Management for Enterprise Streaming at West. “But with the right delivery solution in place, companies can scale their video use without increasing bandwidth requirements. And when companies use more video to deliver their internal messages, this is where the real value can be found.”

Ramp offers two software solutions for optimizing video on corporate networks. AltitudeCDN™ Multicast+ is a next-generation multicast solution for live HTML5 video and a highly-sought solution for companies still relying on legacy video technologies such as end-of-life Windows Media Server, Silverlight, Adobe Flash Player, and Cisco ECDS solutions. AltitudeCDN OmniCache™ is an advanced enterprise video caching solution for both live and on-demand video that allows enterprises to optimize video traffic without deploying any plugins or client software to viewing devices.

“Effective delivery on corporate networks is a critical enabler of an enterprise video strategy. West continues to demonstrate their commitment to making communication easy by helping customers solve video delivery problems inside the firewall,” said Tom Racca, CEO at Ramp. “We are pleased to partner with them to integrate our solutions with their enterprise streaming platforms, so customers can enjoy a great viewing experience for employees along with a seamless administration experience for video managers.”

The integrated solutions from West and Ramp are available today.

About Ramp

Ramp specializes in optimizing the distribution of video behind the firewall to alleviate network congestion and significantly reduce bandwidth consumption. Ramp’s AltitudeCDN™ enterprise content delivery network (eCDN) is a suite of software solutions for multicasting and advanced video caching, two of the most effective approaches for managing the impact of live and on-demand video traffic on the corporate network. Including enterprise administration capabilities and real-time analytics for performance monitoring, AltitudeCDN is a common enterprise streaming infrastructure (CESI) that will optimize video from virtually all streaming platforms deployed within an organization. Many providers in our ecosystem of technology partners have tightly integrated AltitudeCDN with their platforms to simplify deployment and management of the combined video solution and provide a seamless solution that ensures the best viewing experience inside the enterprise. Ramp is headquartered in Boston and can be reached at (857) 202-3500 or ramp.com.

About West Corporation
West Corporation is a global provider of communication and network infrastructure services. West helps its clients more effectively communicate, collaborate and connect with their audiences through a diverse portfolio of solutions that include unified communications services, safety services, interactive services such as automated notifications, telecom services and specialty agent services. For 30 years, West has provided reliable, high-quality, voice and data services. West has sales and operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Latin America. For more information, please call 1-800-841-9000 or visit www.west.com.


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