Why Implement Distributed Systems in Municipal Music Schools in Colombia?

  •  Leidy D. Ariza    
  •  Carlos R. Orjuela    


In Colombia, since 2003, the public policy "National Plan of Music for citizen Coexistence" has been implemented as a government measure, which provides music courses in each one of the country's municipalities. This plan does not take into account the use of technologies to share the experiences of each one of the schools.

Taking into account the above- mentioned points, this article focuses its attention on the search of technologies that can be used to share multimedia content such as Content Delivery Network (CDN), Learning Management System (LCMS) and Distributed Systems in order to indicate which technology is the most appropriate to fulfill this purpose.

In that sense, through the Wireshark tool, network traffic is captured for each one of the tests performed: Upload, display and deletion of videos for each configured technology (CDN, LCMS and Distributed Systems), having as comparison parameters the following aspects: Real-time Traffic, Total Traffic Vs Packet Loss, Communication Exchange and Protocol Hierarchies. After doing that, we proceed to take statistics to be analyzed and obtain the comparative results that are needed for this research.

Finally, one can conclude the comparison of the results of each technology: that it is appropriate that the municipal schools of music use distributed systems because the size of the packets sent is smaller than that one that is sent by CDN and CML technologies. There are no multiple communication jumps. No prior approval is required to publish the content and there is no limitation on the size of the content to be published.

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