A wide range of applications used over all types of networks rely on delivering the same data from one source to multiple destinations. Examples of such applications are listed here, grouped together based on the network environments in which they are typically used:
On enterprise networks—. Distribution of financial information such as stock quotes, distribution of news, videoconferencing, distance learning, delivery of content such as software updates
On service provider networks—. Content delivery such as video and audio streaming, collaborative applications such as conferencing for enterprise customers, multiplayer gaming and chat for residential customers
Source replication of unicast streams for ...