Happy
Multicast Monday!

When it
comes to adding an enterprise content delivery network (eCDN), you might be
thinking, “Just one more thing to manage.”

I’ve got
great news. Because Ramp is committed to making our solutions easy to deploy,
manage and scale, we created a management platform for AltitudeCDN
Multicast+
(and OmniCache ) called
Altimeter.

Altimeter
is the first and only centralized management system for enterprise-grade
multicasting and video caching. You can deploy, configure, manage and visually
monitor your entire eCDN deployment from a single, web-based interface. Sounds
pretty good, right?

Multicast Islands

Here’s
where Altimeter really shines. Some companies are lucky enough to have a fully
multicast-enabled network. However, many enterprise networks grew organically over
time or were slammed together through a series of acquisitions.

The
result is a network made up of multicast islands, where pockets of the network are
multicast-enabled but are unable to multicast between each other. In this case,
Altimeter centralizes the management of your entire multicast deployment,
regardless of the size of the network or number of multicast islands.

Altimeter
saves you time by provisioning all elements of your live events versus having
to configure each and every sender, which is especially helpful when your
network is made up of multicast islands.

Event Analytics

Altimeter
is also your microscope into network performance—before, during and after your
event. It allows you to monitor your network in real-time, identify issues and
analyze past events.  

  • Monitor: Get a minute-by-minute view of KPIs such as network impact, number of viewers, and quality of experience (QoE) on a geographic map during a Multicast+ event. Circles on the map indicate concentrations of viewers along with packet loss at each location.
  • Identify: Quickly assess the health of the network and identify areas of concern. The circles change in color as network performance changes, and you can hover over any circle to analyze performance by location—all the way down to the individual device.
  • Analyze: View and analyze data
    as individual events or an aggregate of past events geographically and
    historically. You can also use the timeline to analyze statistics at specific
    moments in time.
AltitudeCDN Altimeter is a single, web-based interface for managing your Multicast+ and OmniCache environment.

Event Simulations

You can
also use Altimeter to create and schedule simulated, fully-functional video
events where Multicast+ senders and Multicast+ receivers join the event for a
specified period of time—no need to recruit colleagues to help. Altimeter does
it all. You can schedule the simulation and monitor the health of your network days
or hours before your next live event.

Learn
more about AltitudeCDN Altimeter by reading our data
sheet
.

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