The CEO wanted everyone in the company to view a 5 minute video. I signed up for a corporate account with Vimeo and hosted the video there. We sent out a global email with the link at 9:30 this morning. By 9:45, we received a dozen complaints of stuttering video, slow loads and failed loads. Vimeo performed fine, but everyone going through the corporate proxy had a problem. We have a 50Mb pipe from the ISP and 1200 employees at the corporate office plus 500 more worldwide.
How would you have handled this differently given our infrastructure?
I'm looking for practical answers, not just technical solutions. In the future, should we announce to small groups at different times? Host the video internally for the corporate office? Open to all suggestions.