Learn how to optimize video traffic at the Edge of the network.
Why Alef Boost?
The Mobile Internet architecture prevalent today was not built for efficient and fast delivery of video. Meanwhile the proliferation of high definition (HD), ultra-high definition (UHD), 2K and 4K video has necessitated an efficient delivery mechanism for such video with minimal latency and little to no degradation in quality. The current inefficiency has created transport problems leading to massive bandwidth costs and poor video quality. The centralization of video servers in the cloud and the need for mobile video requests to be served through the P Gateway of evolved packet cores (ePC) have led to dissatisfaction for consumers and Enterprises, due to buffered videos, slow start times, jitter and poor quality. Consumers and Enterprises are looking for a better video experience resulting from an optimized video architecture for delivery with low latency and high performance.
Video communication is key to successful collaboration, especially in the Enterprise. Now, more than ever, employees are sharing and creating important videos amplifying various messaging around products, training etc., and using video to communicate offline with each other. Streaming and creating high quality videos has become an imperative for employees. Whether an instructional video on implementing a solution, a recent corporate update or other video communications, there are performance issues around video delivery employees face every day.
By streaming videos from the edge of your network rather than the Origin cloud, Enterprises can create new experiences for their employees. Alef Boost optimizes and speeds up video delivery, so employees can create, stream, share and create high quality videos with minimal effort. By optimizing and offloading video traffic at the edge of their networks, Enterprises can create an enhanced experience, efficiently cater to new use cases for video such as AR/VR, stream processing with AI and ML inference, autonomous systems etc., and create actionable insights based off of videos with AI and ML inference algorithms applied at the Edge.
What is Alef Boost?
The Alef Boost solution is comprised of intelligent Edge Routing, Edge Connectivity and Edge Compute APIs. By leveraging Alef Boost and using intelligent routing to an Internet Exchange Point that is local, the solution enables application and video traffic to be delivered from the edge of the network. Through a peering exchange, Alef Boost routes traffic requests intelligently to application and video streaming servers at a Metro Edge location. This results in increased video resolution, better data throughput and an increase in frames per second delivered. Also, applications that are peered locally at major traffic points such as the Hypercloud companies see a boost in performance. Alef Boost provides an increase in end user satisfaction due to better application performance and an optimized video experience.
Benefits of Alef Boost
Alef Boost is an easy to deploy solution that will dramatically impact an Enterprise’s video services. By using Alef’s open and modular APIs bundled together as Alef Boost, any Enterprise can significantly enhance its Applications and video services.
A reduction of 20 ms in round trip time (RTT) through Alef Boost helps deliver the following:
- An increase in Video Resolution by up by 27%, resulting in superior viewing experience and customer stickiness
- Higher data throughput by up to 62% resulting in increased video size within the same time frame thereby improving the user experience exponentially
- Improvement in the quality of user experience by increasing the frames per second of the video delivered.
- Seamlessly smoothens the effect of Network Variance on user experience
- AlefEdge increases the network throughput and network efficiency by over 48% through the reduction in RTT and application of algorithmic optimization for traffic handling.