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Ramp AltitudeCDN™ Multicast+ Selected by IBM Cloud Video

ramp logoNew partnership expands enterprise video delivery options for Streaming Manager for Enterprise customers

BOSTON, Aug. 24, 2017 — Ramp’s AltitudeCDN™ Multicast+ has been selected by IBM Cloud Video as the multicast distribution component of its expanded enterprise video delivery offering. The integration of Multicast+ with Streaming Manager for Enterprise gives IBM Cloud Video customers a Flash-free IP multicasting solution for optimizing live video traffic behind the corporate firewall.IBM Cloud Video Streaming Manager for Enterprise is a cloud-based platform that makes it easy for organizations to deliver town halls, trainings and department communications to employees everywhere. It supports both live and on-demand video and integrates with single sign-on (SSO) solutions, enabling employees to securely collaborate and increase engagement.

As IBM Cloud Video customers increase the use of video for enterprise communications, the challenges of distributing video on bandwidth-constrained corporate networks becomes more pronounced. Deploying an enterprise content delivery network (eCDN) optimizes the flow of video traffic behind the firewall, alleviating network congestion and significantly reducing bandwidth consumption. Multicasting is one of five approaches to deploying an eCDN and has been proven over decades to be among the most effective options for enterprise networks.

AltitudeCDN™ Multicast+ is the only standards-based multicast solution for HTML5 video, making it a highly-sought solution for companies still relying on legacy video platforms such as end-of-life Windows Media Server, Silverlight, Adobe Flash Player, and Cisco ECDS solutions. This enterprise-ready software solution is easily deployed on existing network infrastructure and serves as common enterprise streaming infrastructure (CESI) to optimize live video from Streaming Manager for Enterprise, as well as virtually any streaming platform in use throughout an organization.

“Ramp is proud to partner with IBM Cloud Video to bring the next generation of multicast support to Streaming Manager for Enterprise,” said Tom Racca, CEO at Ramp. “Customers who deploy AltitudeCDN Multicast+ with their IBM Cloud Video solution drastically improve the delivery of video behind the firewall, giving employees a far better viewing experience free of jitter, buffering and latency issues.”

As an integration partner and reseller, IBM Cloud Video joins a growing list of industry-leading organizations in the Ramp partner ecosystem. These providers recognize common enterprise streaming infrastructure is a key enabler of a successful enterprise video strategy and their partnerships demonstrate broad recognition of AltitudeCDN as a best-of-breed solution in the enterprise video market.

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