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Multicast for Everyone Else: It’s finally here!

Time 12/10/19 11:50AM-12:10PM

Room Grand Ballroom D/E (5th)

Session Abstract

In the late 90's, there was much excitement and exuberance over the potential of Internet Multicast. Today, interest in Internet Multicast is perhaps at an all-time low despite the fact that it may be more necessary than ever. In this presentation, we will examine a brief history of Internet Multicast and what went wrong in the past. We will discuss recent architectural developments, like Automatic Multicast Tunneling and ASM Deprecation, that eliminate the fundamental issues that made deployment so challenging in the past, as well as recent trends in online video consumption that make multicast an ideal solution. We will demonstrate that these technologies are not just hopeful promises for the distant future, but available and in use today to make multicast so simple and ubiquitous that even the least tech-savvy among us can use it. Finally, we will discuss how the Internet2 community has played crucial role in the development, testing, and deployment of these new technologies, and how we can demonstrate to the commercial networks that workable solutions exist to develop an open, decentralized architecture that democratizes content delivery.


Speaker Andrew Gallo George Washington University, The

Speaker Leonard Giuliano Juniper Networks

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Primary track Advanced Networking

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