Enterprise network architectures should support the transfer of all kinds of content and data (voice or video), but a traditional IP backbone is not efficient when sending the same data to many locations. This is because the specific data stream must be replicated to all of the different destinations and this involves utilizing many resources, especially bandwidth.
With the incredible advances in collaboration tools using the World Wide Web and the Internet, it is very likely that organizations will have to support multicast traffic. Multicasting implies taking a single data packet and sending it to a group of destinations simultaneously . . .
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