Kontiki, a leading provider of cloud-based, software-only enterprise video solutions, today announced that the Kontiki Enterprise Video Platform has been verified Citrix Ready® for Citrix XenDesktop® 5.5. Kontiki will also be participating as a Silver Sponsor at the upcoming Citrix Synergy™ conference, held on May 9-11, 2012 in San Francisco, California.

The Kontiki Enterprise Video Platform (EVP) enables employees using a virtual desktop environment to experience high quality video for the first time. At the core of its EVP is the Kontiki Enterprise Content Delivery Network (ECDN), which provides high quality video delivery across your entire organization, regardless of location or device. In fact, large enterprises with many satellite offices that use video will benefit most from the Kontiki solution. Desktop virtualization is being rapidly adopted by organizations of all sizes and employees expect to experience high-quality video, as they do on a traditional PC. With Kontiki’s peer-assisted technology, every client computer acts as a server. Instead of each client having to get data exclusively from central servers, computers using Kontiki get their video from another client computer that is physically closer than the central server. This dramatically improves the utilization of your existing network as the burden moves from the Wide Area Network (WAN), where the central servers are, to the Local Area Network (LAN), which results in less congestion in your network.

“We’re excited to be a Citrix Ready partner and believe Kontiki adds significant value to virtual desktop users. The Kontiki solution enables users of Citrix XenDesktop 5.5 to experience high quality video: a smooth and streamlined viewing experience,” said Dan Vetras, President and CEO, Kontiki. “We look forward to showing you just what the Kontiki platform can do at the Citrix Synergy Conference.”

“The ability to deliver a high-quality video experience is critical to enterprise-wide deployments of virtual desktops. Citrix Ready partners like Kontiki help ensure our customers have the confidence that partner solutions are optimized for Citrix XenDesktop. Kontiki’s peer-assisted delivery technology provides a high quality viewing experience for XenDesktop users at branch offices while conserving network bandwidth by avoiding redundant data streams,” said Derek Thorslund, director of product management, HDX technology at Citrix.

Stop by booth #508 in the Solutions Expo at the Synergy Conference to learn more about the Kontiki delivery difference.

  • Who: Kontiki
  • What: Citrix Synergy Conference, Solutions Expo
  • When: Tuesday through Thursday, May 8-10, 2012
  • Tuesday, May 8th, 7-10 pm (Welcome Reception)
  • Wednesday, May 9th, 12:30-5 pm
  • Thursday, May 10th, 12:15-5 pm
  • Where: Moscone West Convention Center, booth #508

About Kontiki

Powered by innovative technology, Kontiki pioneered the enterprise video platform and enterprise content delivery network markets, providing superior cloud-based content delivery across the enterprise. Kontiki’s video solutions enable consumer-grade video engagement with enterprise-grade control over video delivery for the world’s largest companies, including American Airlines, Wells Fargo, Nationwide and Nestle, serving nearly 1.5 million users worldwide. Kontiki offers organizations the unique ability to globally deliver video on demand or live broadcasts to 100% of their employees, regardless of location, and to the full range of today’s business devices, including smart phones and tablets, without congesting networks or compromising video quality.