As video applications become more important in organization’s communication, they require a new kind of architecture that meets the scalability requirements. Video applications are distributed in nature, and run almost exclusively over IP networks today. This paper investigates the architectural approaches for creating a scalable video network, and discusses the key potential bottlenecks in performance that the architecture has to address. Due to the limited size, the paper may not be able to cover scalable recording, streaming, firewall traversal, and integrations with scheduling and management applications. Since this content exists, the outstanding issues will be addresses during the presentation and in the Q&A session.