Let’s have a look at medianet first. A medianet is an end-to-end IP architecture that helps to enable pervasive media experiences. The medianet architecture includes a smarter network, smarter endpoints, cloud services, and shared media services. As a result, a user can deliver a more visual, social, personal, and interactive experience to end users – cost-effectively.
Medianet can transform everyday business processes. Imagine a patient at home meeting with a physician in another city and sharing medical images, or a security employee in a parking lot viewing campus surveillance feeds on a smartphone. A medianet architecture helps IT organizations deliver the best possible user experience, with exceptional efficiency, across a range of use cases.
Comprehensive Video Strategy
Cisco Medianet technologies integrate together to deliver an end-to-end architecture that enables video applications to interact with the underlying infrastructure. This architecture encompasses solutions for businesses and all service provider industries.
A Cisco Medianet architecture includes a smarter network, smarter endpoints, shared media services, and cloud services. This architecture can empower a user to deliver a more visual, social, personal, and interactive experience to end users. How does a Cisco Medianet empower a user to deliver this experience? It provides a set of features and capabilities that tightly integrate all parts of the architecture into an ecosystem of technologies.
As a result, information can be shared between disparate system technologies more transparently. A userr network has the intelligence to distinguish different application types on a more granular level, such as a video conference application or a video streaming application. And it does so quickly and automatically.
Features and Capabilities
Autoconfiguration• Automates device configuration and registration
• Simplifies deployment of video endpoints
• Reduces ongoing operational costs of media applications and endpoints
Media Monitoring• Enhances visibility into traffic flows on the network
• Helps reduce operating costs with faster troubleshooting of video, voice, and data
• Enables precise assessment of the impact of video, voice, and data on the network
• Differentiates business-critical applications and determines the importance of a session based on its business value
• Enables the network to support service assurance and an optimal user experience
• Extracts actionable application information from the network
Media Services Interface
• Helps reduce costs of deploying and managing video endpoints
• Allows a user to quickly troubleshoot issues and cut operational costs
• Can be used to detect network issues while they occur for immediate remediation
Why Cisco for Medianet
A Cisco Medianet architecture facilitates automation and delivers visibility for greater scale and policy management across the network to endpoints anywhere.
For businesses of all sizes, Cisco offers a variety of endpoints that work with our media transformation products and core networking technologies. These endpoints can be centrally managed, easily and quickly, for smooth administrative and end-user experiences. The benefits include greater efficiency with faster troubleshooting and cost savings.
For service providers, Cisco offers a single end-to-end architecture with exceptional scalability and efficiency. A user can deliver hosted enterprise video deployments — regardless of their complexity as a service, or quickly release superior services to set a userrself apart from the competition.
Cisco Services or a Cisco partner can help a user begin to build a medianet. Get started with a Cisco Medianet Readiness Assessment to better understand a userr current capabilities and what a user need to complete a userr architecture. A user might already have existing Cisco Medianet-enabled endpoints and network technologies.