Evaluating Your Network Infrastructure
We are already a quarter of the way through the year and many of our clients are looking for ways to streamline their network infrastructure. Increasing the efficiency of your systems requires a full evaluation before any changes can be made. By knowing exactly how your infrastructure is functioning, you and your IT network provider can make informed decisions.
Get Your Tech in Order
First off, your IT department or managed IT provider should take a look at your backup situation. They should be finding the answers to questions such as:
- How much information are you storing and how?
- Is all of this information necessary, or are the archives due for a cleaning?
- What are the business objectives for recovery times?
- What methods are you using for backup and has it posed any problems up until this point?
Assess Your Connections
Is your local area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN) infrastructure doing what you need it to do? In order to be effective, these networks must be robust enough to provide high performance while simultaneously providing residual bandwidth for data movement between locations. Leasing WAN bandwidth can be very pricey for a small to mid-sized business, so determining it’s status is key to saving money in the long run. From there you can invest in solutions that replicate data with maximum efficiency.
Seamless and Secure Evaluation
Infrastructure assessments evaluate everything from servers to storage, security to backup capabilities. Chances are, these are integral components to your business and an interruption would spell revenue loss. A proper evaluation will not disrupt your day-to-day work, ensuring that your team is still able to get the job done while we are doing ours.
To achieve optimized IT models, businesses need to assess their existing infrastructures and make the appropriate changes within those systems. At the end of the day, any informed adjustment to your IT will help to bolster your bottom line. Contact the experts today to get started!