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Cisco ECDS: Making it Easy to Deploy and Manage Enterprise Video

July 7, 2011 - 0 Comments

Guest post by Janice Le Litvinoff, General Manager of Cisco’s Digital Media Systems business unit.

IT leaders today are facing a big challenge. How can they best manage the tremendous amounts of video in the enterprise, both employee-generated video content being shared and downloaded among the workforce and live streamed video traveling across their network?

The answer is Cisco’s new family of video delivery products, announced today, called Cisco’s Enterprise Content Delivery System. Cisco’s ECDS optimizes video delivery across an enterprise’s network, enabling companies to deliver the highest-quality live streamed and on-demand video content to their end users anywhere, on any device.

Imagine being able to significantly minimize the impact video has on the network. In the video below, I introduce ECDS and describe how it makes video easier to manage and deliver; removing the headache of deploying video while preserving the high quality video experience for each end user.



  • With the recent explosive growth of video, organizations need solutions that can handle new video formats, applications, as well as the sheer volume of video content in the enterprise. ECDS includes complete support for multiple video formats and video application integration.
  • ECDS enables IT to deliver more video using less bandwidth, by scaling video easily and cost-effectively across an organization.
  • The initial components of ECDS include two new network appliances, the MDE 3100 and the MDE 1100, and a virtual blade for Cisco’s WAAS appliance, the MDE 50 WVB.

What challenges are you facing with video use in your organization? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

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