Enterprise video platforms can provide a wide variety of benefits for any business. However, with enterprise video implementation comes the need for certain technologies to support and enable high-quality video content delivery across work networks. According to Streaming Media, the explosive growth of video as a business tool has led more companies to investigate ways to implement solutions without tying up their networks or decreasing overall productivity. For many, the answer is content delivery networks (CDNs) and caching.
Caching occurs when a file is stored “closer” to the end-user to improve playback and reduce the compression or latency issues that can come with streaming. Usually temporary, caching a video file can enhance viewing and ensure that employees get the most benefit from the video due to uninterrupted quality. However, a business usually doesn’t have the resources to keep every video file cached close to the end-user, and with remote working and other business trends, this could prove to be troublesome. As such, companies need a high-quality solution to address business video streaming that is both affordable and easy to implement on the unique scale that the enterprise demands.
According to the news source, transparent caching provides a balanced solution to this dilemma. With automated delivery that is refreshed based on use and changes in viewing patterns, the network can remain unblocked and employees will still have swift access to the videos they need. Transparent cachingenhances the speed and delivery protocols for a CDN without drastically increasing the cost of enterprise video solutions.
In addition to these primary benefits, transparent caching helps to improve content delivery to remote workers through middle, rather than edge, caching. This helps to offload video in different directions, be ittransport to the office or delivery to mobile devices.
By implementing a CDN with high-quality caching, a business not only eliminates issues to the flow of network traffic,it enhances its actual video content delivery in important ways that improve the productivity and efficiency benefits of enterprise video. Without these tools, a company could create bottlenecks within its network that slow down workflow and data that is essential to progress.