Summary

With multicast, data can be distributed to multiple receivers that are in the same multicast group. It is used by applications that generate and distribute data feeds to other applications such as financial services.


Weave Net fully emulates a layer 2 network, and operates just like a server that is attached to a standard Ethernet network. Multicast with Weave Net works even if the underlying network doesn’t support it, which is the case with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, GCP and other public clouds.

What it Does

  • Provides full multicast support for contained and uncontained applications
  • Works in data centers and public clouds, regardless of the underlying network
  • Uses industry-standard VXLAN and in-kernel switching for top performance
  • Automatic service discovery through DNS lookups

Why should I care?

Until now, multicast did not run in public clouds like Amazon, but with Weave Net, multicast-based apps can be deployed anywhere:

  • Run your multicast application in public clouds, including AWS, Azure and GCP
  • Fast throughput with flow rules at the Linux kernel instead of individual packets
  • Processing speeds in excess of 800 Mbps - enough to stream 28 concurrent HD movies
  • Simple to configure and deploy
  • Self-managing, self-healing network reduces cost of operations

Discover how Weave Net’s multicast solution is quickly deployed to the public cloud with no changes to your app and with a simple configuration approach that Weave is known for:

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