Microsoft announced the Microsoft eCDN (Enterprise Content Delivery Network), which is meant for organizations greatly relying on Teams for their daily meetings. It can bump the current number of participants that can join the live streams, making it possible to cater to company-wide meetings with numerous participants without problems in terms of connection and security.
The eCDN is a product of Microsoft’s acquisition of Peer5, an Israeli startup that the company bought last year. Peer5 developed the tech, which is a WebRTC-based solution that “leverages peer-to-peer streaming technology.”
Due to its ability, Microsoft eCDN can hold millions of participants simultaneously without overloading the enterprise network or encountering troubles with the quality, security, and privacy of video streaming. Further, aside from the promised convenient adoption, the eCDN solution works with other HLS-based third-party video platforms. It also doesn’t require additional installation processes on user endpoints and devices or changes to physical network infrastructure.
According to Microsoft, the powerful technology will benefit organizations in different scenarios involving a vast number of audiences from different locations worldwide.
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