The ability to successfully view a stream. The availability metric captures connection failures to the server, dropped connections during stream play and, startup and re buffer times that exceed acceptable limits.Startup Time
The time taken for the stream to start playing after the end-user hits the Play button. This metric includes DNS lookup time, connect time and initial buffer time.Effective Bitrate:
The number of bits rendered on the player is the actual stream quality experienced by the end user. It quantifies the quality of end user experience, unlike metrics like packet loss and jitter that are only indicative of stream quality.Rebuffer Ratio:
The ratio of time spent in re buffering and the total play time of the stream. The number of re buffer events, and the amount of time spent re buffering, add significantly to user dissatisfaction.
The Key features of this solution include the following:Faster Diagnostics
Asset owners can diagnose problems faster with:
Stream play time breakdown into its different components
Proactive alerts based on customizable thresholds
Instant snapshot of stream performance in different locations
Error buckets by location, type and server IPFlexible Test Configuration
Flash or Windows media streams and delivery modes such as RTMP, RTSP, or HTTP can be monitored.
Akamai delivered authenticated streams can be tested using agents dispersed in more than 50 locations globally.Actionable Reporting
Performance metrics based on location and/or time that enable you to identify and isolate specific elements of user dissatisfaction.
Measured data that can be stored for 90 days for analysis.
Reports can be periodically e-mailed to relevant stakeholders.
Benefits to Your Business
- Ability to monitor quality and performance of your critical streaming assets
- Diagnose and proactively troubleshoot performance problems
- Comprehensive and actionable Reporting
- Managed service that can seamlessly integrate with your workflow
- Global coverage of test agents
- Flexibility to choose test configurations
Akamai Stream Analyzer is suitable for: