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.