Multicast traffic % in enterprise network ?
Justin M. Streiner
streinerj at gmail.com
Wed Aug 8 21:22:45 UTC 2018
On Wed, 8 Aug 2018, Mankamana Mishra (mankamis) via NANOG wrote:
> * If there is any data which can provide what % of traffic is
> multicast traffic. And if multicast is removed, how much unicast traffic
> it would add up?
> * Since this forum has people from deployment area, I would love to
> know if there is real deployment problems or its pain to deploy
> These questions is to work / discussion in IETF to see what is pain
> points for multicast, and how can we simplify it.
The amount of multicast traffic on an enterprise network will depend
greatly on how multicast is being used, and to some extent, the type of
business the enterprise is in.
An enterprise that uses multicast primarily for IPTV distribution might
have different business and technology drivers than, say, a hospital
or healthcare organization that has patient monitors that use multicast
to communicate back to a central monitoring station. The percentage of
multicast traffic in those two scenarios might be vastly different, but
no less important to their respective organizations.
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