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Cisco Media Delivery Engine 50IVB

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Product Overview

The Cisco ® Media Delivery Engine 50IVB (MDE 50IVB) is a software-based application of the Cisco Enterprise Content Delivery System (ECDS) solution deployed on Cisco Services-Ready Engine (SRE) modules for the Cisco Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 (ISR G2). Cisco ECDS is a media-delivery system that helps organizations easily scale video and media delivery over their existing WAN infrastructure. The Cisco MDE 50IVB supports the streaming-engine function of ECDS. The Cisco MDE 50IVB is ideal for small-site deployments that require up to 200 simultaneous clients for media delivery and up to 100-Mbps total throughput as well as for deployments at locations with limited rack space. The Cisco MDE 50IVB comes with a base license of 25-Mbps throughput and up to 100 simultaneous streams. It is supported on Cisco UCS Express environments on Cisco SRE 900 and SRE 910 blades on Cisco ISR G2 routers.

Features and Benefits

Table 1 lists the features and benefits of the Cisco MDE 50IVB.

Table 1. Cisco MDE 50IVB Features and Benefits



Stream splitting unicast to multicast conversion

Enables scalable live video delivery over non-multicast-enabled WAN

Content prepositioning

Uses off-hours bandwidth and delivers consistent experience for video and other applications

Dynamic caching

Reduces WAN usage for media that is not prepositioned earlier

Software-only footprint

Consolidates infrastructure at the branch office, offering flexible deployment options and maximizing existing network investments

Product Specifications

Table 2 lists Cisco MDE 50IVB product specifications.

Table 2. Cisco MDE 50IVB Product Specifications



Size or form factor

Software on Cisco UCS Express for Cisco SRE 900

Software on Cisco UCS Express for Cisco SRE 910

Hard drive

500 GB to 1 TB

Data network interfaces

Virtual (two Gigabit Ethernet)

Other interfaces


Ordering Information

Table 3 lists ordering information.

Table 3. Cisco MDE 50IVB Ordering Information

Product Name

Part Number

Media Delivery Engine 50IVB on UCS Express


Media Delivery Engine 50IVB Base Software


Media Delivery Engine 50IVB Media License 25 Mbps/100 concurrent users


Media Delivery Engine 50IVB Media License 50 Mbps/200 concurrent users


Media Delivery Engine 50IVB Media License 100 Mbps/200 concurrent users

MDE-50IVB-ML100 200

Service and Support

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Cisco SMARTnet ® Service, an award-winning technical support service, is available for Cisco MDE appliances and the Cisco ECDS solution. Cisco SMARTnet Service offers direct, anytime access to Cisco engineers and an extensive range of technical resources. The service delivers rapid problem resolution, flexible device-by-device coverage, and premium service options to help maximize operational efficiency.
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