The Art of Network Architecture

By CIOReview | Wednesday, July 5, 2017
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In today’s IT environment, the requirement of wireless networks is increasing at an unbelievable pace. So, no enterprise would like any delays in upgrading to the latest network or to refresh the existing network cycle. To stay at the edge of the competition around the entire network lifecycle, organizations are opting for upgrades in the network infrastructure. A complete replacement can be costly but the investment is worth the risk, increasing the effectiveness and capabilities of the network.

In most common cases, there are mainly two reasons why e

nterprises decide to boost their network architecture.

• Expansion of business: Most of the businesses incorporate as small scale, both in budget and infrastructure with basic IT equipment to take off. As the enterprises begin to lead a journey towards advancements and growth, they tend to realize that the current network infrastructure is no longer compatible withtheir emerging needs.

• Space and Data: Organizations that are aiming to consolidate space and dataare looking out for cost cutting measures, in the process. However, with significant increase in IT network traffic, a number of enterprises lack the network infrastructure to withstand the overloads. Therefore, enterprises have to upgrade their IT infrastructure before introducing the latest technologies.

Not all IT companies possess the capability to bear such a high cost of investment to upgrade the infrastructure. Deriving a clear picture and analysis of the cost and other expenses associated with an upgrade is the most important step before taking a leap forward. Some of the best practices that may enable an enterprise to upgrade smoothly are mentioned below:

Networking

Implementing a network connection that is reliable and cost advantageous is one critical aspect of up gradation. Some enterprises may opt for wireless networks, keeping in mind the cost and installation processes and some may opt for cabling, that suits the best to the IT infrastructure. However, a wireless network may be easy to repair but the bandwidth is much lesser compared to the cabling.

Businesses tend to reach a point when they need to move their IT infrastructure to an upper level with upgrading the internal network or investing in a better IT infrastructure. If the enterprises seek to grow their businesses in the near future, they must always keep in mind the requirement of more bandwidth and a strong network for increased traffic.

With virtualization, the data center’s bandwidth increases, to meet up withthese growing needs the network infrastructure may require an extensive network upgrade. So, before taking this step ahead, enterprises must be sure of what their needs are for the virtual world. It may seem a tedious task in the first place, but for the future holding, as it may keep the organizations competitive as well as save a lot of money.

Business Continuity/ Disaster Recovery

If a business is totally dependent on internet for its day to day operations then managing an internet connection may be very crucial. A business may avoid a complete network outage by having multiple internet connections. If a network is, say down for even 30 minutes, then it may get too difficult for the day to day operations of the business, investing in multiple connections may save the company from a lot of losses.

All the organizations sometimes in their entire lifecycle reach a point where they start to feel that a weak network system is hindering their work. They would want to eventually rebuild or upgrade their network architecture to stay put in the competitive world. By considering the above tips, organizations can prepare themselves for the best possible outcomes. The company can take help from the in-depth experts in the market and reap the benefits of their solutions.