In today’s connected world, networks represent the foundation for effective communication, critical applications and a homogeneous ecosystem for businesses.
While LAN/ WAN often connect sites, business has become increasingly dependent on the Internet link. Cloud applications SaaS/ PaaS, VPN connectivity, customer access – all depend on the Internet link.
Yet that link also accommodates traffic that can be highly disruptive to capacity, performance and security: Streaming Video and Audio content, OS and App downloads, Social Media and Gaming, even just breaking news that pushes employees to media outlets. How well the network functions has a direct impact on successful execution of business objectives.
Increasing network bandwidth can help relieve capacity constraints, but is often short-lived, as new capacity is quickly eaten up by ever increasing bandwidth demand. A new approach is needed.