A few years ago, a major hospital contacted Discover Video to help them stream a large event. They were convinced they wanted to use our streaming service, Arcus, to stream live video to thousands of viewers.
“Can you say where the viewers might be located?” I asked.
“Oh, right here in our building. We want all employees to watch” she said. “Maybe a few at home too, but mostly the viewers are here on the campus.”
“You really should have a local server in this case” I offered. “Unless you have a ton of inbound internet access, a premises solution is better for you.”
“No, we will just use the Internet. It will be fine,” she said. “Please, don’t inflict a denial of service attack on yourself!” I warned.
It wasn’t fine.