Appalachian State University
Date : 9/1/2012
Only a few sites were able to stream the transit of Venus without going down. We were one of those sites. From the encoder to our streaming servers to our web servers, we put stress on every link of the chain and none of them failed.
Stephen Taylor, IT Manager for the Webmasters Office, Appalachian State University, United States
ChallengeAppalachian State University extends the reach of campus events by streaming video online in real time. Producing high-quality video feeds that are both reliable and cost-effective requires top-notch hardware at every step of the process.
SolutionThe university’s Webmasters Office uses Dell Precision™ mobile workstations to encode video feeds and Dell™ PowerEdge™ servers to serve them to viewers. As a result, the Webmasters Office has earned a reputation for producing excellent-quality video.
Benefits• No failures over 5 years for Dell Precision workstations
• 97 percent less time to get on-demand videos online (20 minutes vs. 14 hours previously)
• Better-quality video at one-third the cost vs. out-of-the-box streaming video solution
• 2 years to payback