"Like life, the Internet evolves. Environmental pressures drive this evolution, and so it is with video protocols." So posits Mark Davis, senior director, Bytemobile Product Marketing, Citrix, in a column appearing in "Light Reading."
His piece is written as if from the perspective of an evolutionary biologist looking at the adaptation of organisms to their environment. In this case, the organisms are streaming protocols, starting with early proprietary approaches such as RTSP and RTP, progressing to HTTP and tracing the developments to today. The piece takes a look at the ever-increasing demand for increasing functionality and offers some ideas about where the industry's going to address them.