81% of Internet users abandon a video if it does not play immediately.
Network performance is imperative to your video streaming user experience.
Video Streaming Challenges
Internet traffic jams cause poor video streaming. The result is packet loss and time outs. During peak video streaming hours, Internet traffic tries to take the shortest logical route based on BGP. Not only is this not the fastest route, but the Internet routes become congested.
The result is network congestion, with poor network and streaming quality. Avoiding congested routes will improve your network. The improvement will deliver high-quality streaming to your users.
Sliding Window Protocol
The sliding window protocol is an issue for loading and buffering videos. Sliding window protocol is used in packet-based data transmissions. In this protocol, data packets are delivered in a reliable sequence.
We see this net neutrality infringement regularly with Netflix. ISPs are restricting Netflix’s use of the Internet, although they have paid for it. This creates the need for content providers to engage in peering agreements.
The Datapath.io Solution
Network Performance Optimization
With the Datapath.io solution you can improve your network performance upwards of 60%. This improvement allows you to avoid sending your video traffic over congested network routes. Let Datapath.io find you the fastest performing routes.
Using the fastest, least congested network routes eliminates packet loss and jitter to negligible levels. The result is a flawless streaming experience over the Datapath.io network connection.
Optimize Traffic to Your CDN
Working in conjunction with your content delivery network (CDN), Datapath.io can improve real-time streaming. This is accomplished by optimizing content delivery to your CDN. With only a small delay from action to the delivery of video to your user, low network latency is essential to streaming performance.
During the streaming process, Datapath.io will optimize your inbound traffic from recording device to your host. To do this in your current environment, setup is simple and everything is software deployed.
Lower Transit Costs
While delivering large amounts of data, Internet transit costs can escalate rapidly. This is why Datapath.io finds you the lowest cost network routes, as well as can help lower your overall Internet transit bill.
Datapath.io can also help lower your CDN transit costs by providing an alternative network route for dynamic content. This is a faster connection at a lower cost. A win-win situation.