In order to become a leading workspace provider, Knotel knew that speed and efficiency were top of the agenda. Not only did they need to guarantee customers were in their new offices on time, but they also needed to ensure their technology was up and running as soon as they walked through the door – This is where Stripe OLT comes in.
Over the last two years, we’ve supported Knotel in the implementation of their network and infrastructure for over 25 buildings and almost 60 managed offices. From managing internet connections to installing access points, there is a vast amount of work required to set up the infrastructure of a new site, and this only increases when you throw a scaling business like Knotel into the mix. So, how exactly do we achieve this?
The bones of the infrastructure. At Stripe we provide the hardware required to build Knotel’s connectivity infrastructure. Once the basics, like cabling, have been installed, we go in and provide high quality switches and access points – both of which are essential to build a reliable network.
Using cloud-based solutions, we ensure the technology we implement into Knotel’s sites supports both new and emerging applications, while delivering high performance and consistency.
INFRASTRUCTURE & CONNECTIVITY
It’s important to note that when setting up the infrastructure for any business, you need to consider their individual growth plans and potential. Whilst a basic connectivity solution might work well initially, after an increase in employees, that same system is going to struggle under the extra strain, and this is especially true when integrating a new business into a managed office space.
By implementing optimised connectivity solutions, we have been able to alleviate Wi-Fi congestion, support a growing number of remote working devices, as well as ensure the network is equipped to handle the ever-increasing demands of multiple devices and faster data rates. The wireless technology we implement has been expertly designed and engineered for the modern workforce, and there to provide a better user experience.
For a company like Knotel, flexibility and continuity are extremely important, so it’s been essential to provide them with solutions that have scalability, growth potential and the option to add flexible functionalities in the future.
Alongside the technology we implement, we also manage the bandwidth supplied to their 25 buildings – A key element in supporting their internal IT resource.
FIREWALLS AND NETWORKING
As a managed workspace provider, Knotel have a wide variety of clients – So, in order to provide a full connectivity solution, we don’t just integrate existing customer systems into the Knotel network, we also proactively monitor and secure it. By utilising cutting edge network security solutions and establishing robust security policies, we are able to monitor and control incoming and outgoing network traffic, as well as identify any malicious activity and defend when required.
Managing Knotel’s network and securing their 25 buildings could be a challenge without the right technology. However, in providing an agile system that can be controlled from one location, we have been able to provide a solution that both saves time and supports their internal IT department.
For Knotel, the importance of immediate response times and a quick turnaround has been crucial to our successful partnership.
“Whether we’ve been asked to manage the installation of new lines, or solve internet queries, we’ve always delivered on time – which is something I’m extremely proud of our team for achieving. Continuity is key for us, and providing a consistent, high quality service is always at the forefront of our work. Having a client like Knotel has been exceptionally rewarding for us – Our partnership has gone from strength to strength, and I’m excited to see what the future holds for us both”
technical Director at Stripe OLT
If you want to know more about how our network experts can support your workforce, contact us and we’ll organise a discovery call with one of our team.