It's official. Acano is now a part of Cisco: http://cs.co/acrtb16. Together with my counterparts at Acano, I have been working on technical evaluations and architecture for Cisco and Acano conferencing moving forward (in something called a "clean room" where confidential information is shared). From now on we can share and engage freely across the organisations, and we are now … [Read more...] about Acano acquisition has closed!
Video conferencing requires conference servers (aka bridges) to be available when people want to meet. How do we ensure that people can show up to meetings and that they are not rejected at the door (busy signal when dialling into a meeting)? This post is aimed at the IT and network operations person, and although a part of my series on the next-generation multi stream video … [Read more...] about How to ensure that video resources are available when people want to meet?
I promised in my last post on the hybrid bridge to cover more details on the inner workings of the hybrid bridge. This post is a part of my series on the next-generation multi stream video architecture. You may get more out of this post if you read my last post first, but I have tried to write this post in such a way that you don’t have to!First of all, you need to understand … [Read more...] about Do you want to have all your meetings on a hybrid bridge?
My last post on SVC and related technologies packed a lot of complex concepts into a fairly short post. If you didn’t quite follow, don’t worry, here is a quick summary of the conclusions: <summary>Video streams come in many different resolutions and qualities depending on the type of video endpoint or client you have, and in the receiving end, the experience you are … [Read more...] about Will switched conferences rule the world and replace transcoded conferences? Say hello to the hybrid bridge!
In my previous post in this series, I covered the three pillars of elastic media: bandwidth adaptation (optimise media throughput based on a receiver’s needs, user experience, and the network), media resilience (robust behavior when there is packet loss), and quality of service (policies implementing relative priority of various traffic in your network). Here I will deep dive … [Read more...] about Is SVC such a big deal?