Who they are
Peer 5 consist of a group of engineers and technology enthusiasts with a passion for distributed computing. Collectively, they represent diverse experience across the fields of big data analytics, large-scale web application infrastructure, virtualization, and networking. Peer 5 live for efficiency and are obsessed with performance. They have offices in Palo Alto, CA and Tel Aviv, Israel. Peer 5 was acquired by Microsoft in 2021.
Peer 5 integration overview
When the pandemic hit it accelerated the adoption of live streaming and video communication. What many large corporations quickly realized was that the enterprise infrastructure wasn’t designed to support heavy video consumption. With Quickchannel and Peer5´s partnership, enterprises will be able to reduce the bandwidth and burden on the physical infrastructure up to 95%.
Unlike home networks, enterprise infrastructure was never designed to support heavy video consumption. Network upgrades are costly and disruptive, but there is an affordable alternative that is now available thanks to a new partnership between Sweden’s Quickchannel and Silicon Valley’s Peer5.
Thanks to Peer5’s peer-to-peer technology, Quickchannel’s all-in-one streaming and video platform now includes an eCDN solution for enterprise video. By sharing the video content between all the viewers on a given local network, the bandwidth required and burden on the physical infrastructure can be reduced by up to 95%. Peer-to-peer means that it is infinitely scalable; the more viewers there are, the more robust the network, and the more bandwidth is saved.
Additionally, the platform includes an industry-exclusive no-install silent tester, which allows systems engineers to stress test the network before an event using the actual devices that will participate, but without any disruption to the day-to-day operations of the users. Quickchannel and Peer5 have made sure that the maximum level of security is maintained at every point of the broadcast and that the product is as easy to integrate as possible.