Posted by: kurtsh | September 3, 2021

NEWS: Microsoft acquires Peer5 to mitigate Internet bandwidth consumption for Microsoft Teams broadcasts

imageThis is one of the cooler acquisitions I’ve seen us make.

Y’know how 1000s of end users that watch a company meeting/townhall all use the company’s Internet connection to get the audio/video stream?  This obviously creates congestion for company Internet access & can kill the proxy.

Well, Microsoft recently acquired Peer5 to help Microsoft Teams scale the delivery or secure, high-quality, large-scale live video streaming with optimized network performance.  It uses peer-to-peer technology between viewers to minimize proxy bandwidth consumption.

The kicker?  It requires no additional infrastructure for customers:  The peer-to-peer acceleration is all done within your user’s browsers and can offload 95% of the traffic from your company’s Internet connection.

WebRTC first eCDNPeer5 offers a WebRTC-based eCDN solution that runs in-browser to optimize bandwidth usage helping mitigate impacts to network and line of business (LOB) applications. Its mesh networks are self-balancing and automatically scale as the number of viewers increase. The technology does not require additional installation on user endpoints or changes to the physical network infrastructure. Additionally, the Peer5 solution will allow Microsoft to provide a first-party offering to help customers streamline purchase process and customer support, improving their enterprise IT management experience.

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