Why you need a Dedicated Private Network
If you’re dedicated to streaming excellence, you need a dedicated VDN!
The world of media is changing around us as we speak: audience expectations, needs and usage patterns are evolving at a rate that can be difficult to keep up with. So the question is: are you keeping up? And is your content delivery network keeping up?
There’s a good chance it isn’t. Even with a transition to online, on-demand media, many streaming services are making use of legacy IT systems that were built for the delivery of generic content, rather than specialized video. And since not all data types are created equal, then this means that these old fashioned CDNs often suffer from being slow, inefficient, expensive, vulnerable and unreliable. In an age when users expect on-demand, live video with broadcast quality images and no latency or buffering, that’s a real problem.
What’s needed? A delivery network that is built specifically to handle the demands of video distribution, with ultra-low latency, intelligent path switching, a lower energy footprint, lower costs, and which offers its users full visibility, control and governance over the network.
Fortunately, MainStreaming has developed exactly that solution. Referred to as a Video Delivery Network (VDN) rather than a traditional Content Delivery Network (CDN), it utilizes the ‘iMDP’: intelligent Media Delivery Platform – based on AI technology – to ensure that the network is optimized for video delivery, and intelligent in the way it proactively routes data – through Global, Dedicated and Hybrid network structures – to avoid congestion and network issues. What that results in is a network that:
- Delivers video with next to no latency – crucial for live broadcast
- Provides unrivalled image quality
- Simplifies and automates the delivery process, needing less input from users, but
- Allows full visibility and governance, if desired
- Ensures exceptional levels of reliability, resiliency and security
- Reduces network energy consumption, making it more environmentally sustainable than comparative CDNs
- Reduces operational costs due to lower energy consumption and full flexibility and scalability.
The net result? A far superior Quality of Experience for streaming subscribers, with far lower costs for streaming providers. That means lower costs, improved reputation, a reduction in customer churn, and ultimately – a much improved bottom line.
So if you’re dedicated to providing the best QoE possible to your customer base, why not find out about how MainStreaming’s iMDP can support your streaming service?