Business today looks very different than it did 10 years ago as technology has progressed considerably. Now, employees in an organization can share and receive larger, more complex files than they used to and expect transfers to be nearly instantaneous. Gone are the days of waiting for email attachments to upload and picture-heavy slideshow presentations slowing down a corporate network. Work demands have changed, and IT capabilities must continually evolve to keep up. For many network administrators, video has always presented a certain dilemma. While video conferencing and streaming are now staples of a modern corporate environment, video has always been considered a drag on network speed and reliability. However, thanks to software-defined, enterprise content delivery networks, administrators can rest assured that video proliferation will no longer ruin their days.
“Enterprise networks have evolved beyond what any IT professional could have foreseen.”
Meeting organizational need with existing infrastructure
Enterprise networks have evolved beyond what any single IT professional could have foreseen a few decades ago. Across industries and geographies, strong corporate networks are increasingly valuable for the daily transmission of business information. With the rise in YouTube video viewership, enterprise video solutions and constant file transfers, network administrators often struggle to ensure that networks satisfy organizational needs.
Fortunately, companies now offer cloud-based solutions that are software defined and do not require additional investment in hardware. Bringing immediate value to enterprise IT, companies like Kollective deploy enterprise content delivery network solutions that power millions of desktops and provide significant return on investment.
Network administrators can rely on Kollective software
Using intelligent network controllers hosted in the cloud, network administrators can ensure the consistent delivery of large files and video at their organizations. Kollective agents make this possible by creating a virtual map of the network to visualize its topology and performance. Based on the map, Kollective then creates a software-defined overlay network that allows administrators to manage applications for software delivery and live video broadcast.
Essentially, the Kollective Controller grants network administrators complete authority over network performance. They can perform tasks such as calibrating polling frequency, bitrate levels and latency periods in a streamlined way using software. The solution automatically recongizes and accounts for sudden changes in network behavior in real-time. This ensures that bandwidth quality is never compromised. If, for example, network traffic suddenly becomes congested, the controller will reconfigure and designate alternate routes for the data to travel. Administrators will not have be bogged down with troubleshooting. Using a proprietary protocol known as KDP, specifically designed for distributed delivery, if the solution detects a slowdown when distributing large software files, it will manipulate download speeds to prevent network degradation.
Kollective tools are reliable and secure
One of the most important issues for all network administrators is security. That is why they can rely on Kollective – the company is SOC2 (formerly SAS70) certified and its tools are widely recognized for their robust security. In addition to encrypting content in transit and at rest, the system automatically monitors suspicious activity and unauthorized access.
Network administrators struggling to grow their network capabilities to meet the demands of their organizations should rely on Kollective solutions. By leveraging such tools, not only will they be able to broadcast live video to all employees at all times, they can also enable video streaming and software downloads without affecting network performance. Kollective can eliminate 90 percent of network load from key choke points – all without investment in hardware. This is operational efficiency at its finest.