Streaming video for universities by PeerApp
By Stephen Brown | | 0
Streaming video is a very important aspect of today’s content delivery. With services such as YouTube, Vimeo and Netflix gaining popularity around the world, streaming video is accounting for an ever increasing proportion of web traffic. And given the bandwidth heavy nature of streaming video, content delivery providers with methods to boost the delivery speeds of this content over global networks are in strong demand.
Higher education institutions are particularly heaving streaming video users – they broadcast a great deal of content to students whilst students themselves tend to view videos in their free time on campus. As such, the University of San Diego (USD) and Charleston Southern University (CSU) in the US are now leveraging the streaming video delivery provider PeerApp for their OTT (over-the-top) video delivery needs. PeerApp are an industry leader, with over 50 higher education customers and a comprehensive network capable of high speed streaming video performance.
Streaming Video On Campus
Speaking of the partnership, Douglas Burke, senior director of Network Infrastructure Systems and Services at USD, stated, “PeerApp has saved us approximately 25-35 percent of our Internet bandwidth and our students have stopped complaining about network speed. Additionally, in the past we have seen our Internet slow to a crawl with every new iOS upgrade. Today the first upgrade downloaded is cached and served to the USD community over our internal 10-Gig network, dramatically accelerating download time.”
Furthermore, CSU Wireless Administrator, Mike Onorato, said “since the installation of PeerApp, students have noticed the increase of delivery speed for their streaming content. By generating over 200 Mbps, our students’ on-campus experience has improved leaps and bounds.”
“The PeerApp open caching deployments at USD and CSU expand our leadership position in the campus network market,” said Mary Valentino, senior vice president for PeerApp in North America. “Our local content delivery solutions work extremely well in campus networks, and we’re pleased to have the opportunity to help the University of San Diego and Charleston Southern better serve campus customers with higher quality OTT and other streaming video experiences.”