21 April 2016
Blogs by author: Global Services, We’re a leading global business communications provider
The way your people work is changing, and your network has to keep up. Here’s how virtualisation holds the key to your security, performance and compliance.
A roadm-app to the future
There’s an app for everything these days. And that’s great for your organisation. Think about it; your people can work more productively than ever — completing any task, from anywhere, on any device. The days of having to sit at a desktop all day long are done.
According to Mckinsey (*) this is just part of a developing trend of moving more data globally;
“The amount of cross-border bandwidth that is used has grown 45 times larger since 2005. It is projected to increase by an additional nine times over the next five years as flows of information, searches, communication, video, transactions, and intracompany traffic continue to surge.”
But this global shift in working practices comes at a price. Your network traffic no longer has a simple journey from desktop to data centre. Now, it travels from desktop, tablet or smartphone to data centre, software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider or infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider. And that’s the simplified version…
Changing with the times
This puts a massive strain on your network resources (most organisations see an increase in capacity demands of between 30-40 per cent — every year). And simply adding bandwidth won’t do the trick anymore. No, the way you use your network has changed, so the solutions you use to manage your apps and data have to change as well.
Using virtual technologies like network function virtualisation (NFV), software-defined networks (SDN) and software-defined wide-area networks (SD-WAN), we give you more control over how you run your business. This means you can handle all of the security, performance and compliance issues that come with managing a network, with lower hardware costs and more flexibility. Put simply, we help you to network like never before.
Take a look at our infographic below, and visit our webpage, to see how it all works.
* Digital globalization: The new era of global flows. Report – McKinsey Global Institute – February 2016.