Ramp Enables Silent Testing with Quality of Experience (QoE) Analysis in AltitudeCDN™ Multicast+

Background event simulations allow administrators to assess end-to-end performance of global multicast environments without conducting live trials

BOSTON, Nov. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In an era marked by the adoption of video for business communications, Ramp, the leading provider of enterprise video delivery solutions, is helping IT departments enable their businesses with video while safeguarding the corporate network. Silent testing the performance of the enterprise multicast network gives network administrators peace of mind by allowing them to identify and address potential problems prior to major broadcast events.

Historically, the only practical way to stress test the global network in advance of a large-scale video event, such as an executive town hall, was to orchestrate a live trial with a representative sample of participants across the company. Today, IT administrators in companies using AltitudeCDN™ Multicast+ can run background event simulations at whatever scale and frequency they would like without the need to recruit a single live participant. For each simulation, detailed analytics are presented on a geographic map with visual performance indicators to quickly assess the health of the multicast network.

A video accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/9366a475-c909-4f21-b5d3-4247403390aa

“The success of a live company broadcast is first measured by the quality of the viewing experience, and the network is the key enabler of that experience,” said Alan MacLeod, VP of Product at Ramp. “The more we can help IT departments prepare, manage and monitor the network when it comes to video, the better they can serve the demands of the business. Making it easy to verify the performance of the multicast network is just one way we give network administrators the tools they need to be successful.”

Multicasting is the most popular method of distributing live video on corporate networks because of its efficiency and predictability. As legacy multicast solutions become obsolete, Ramp’s AltitudeCDN™ Multicast+ is the only direct replacement that supports modern video standards and is compatible with the widest variety of streaming platforms in use across enterprise organizations today.

Event simulations are available in the current release of AltitudeCDN Multicast+. More information about Multicast+ can be found at ramp.com.

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 favored approaches for managing the impact of video traffic on the corporate network. Including enterprise administration capabilities and real-time analytics for performance monitoring, AltitudeCDN is common enterprise streaming infrastructure (CESI) that will optimize video from virtually all streaming platforms deployed within an organization. Many providers in our large 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.


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