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IP Multicast, Volume II: Advanced Multicast Concepts and Large-Scale Multicast Design, First Edition by Arvind Durai, Ray Blair, Josh Loveless

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Chapter 2

Multicast Scalability and Transport Diversification

Public cloud services are very commonly used in enterprise networks, and it is therefore important to understand how multicast messages are carried to and from a cloud service provider. Transportation of multicast messages requires consideration of several factors, especially when the cloud service providers do not support native multicast. This chapter introduces the key concepts of cloud services and explains the elements required to support multicast services.

Why Is Multicast Not Enabled Natively in a Public Cloud Environment?

Currently, public cloud environments do not have multicast enabled. This is the case because sending a packet to every host in the customer-owned cloud ...

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