Digital transformation continues to be a top business initiative in 2019. At the same time, organizations are looking to enhance the customer experience through personalized engagement. Both of these trends depend upon technology to deliver data-driven insights that increase agility and improve decision-making. And central to all of that is a network capable of connecting diverse devices and efficiently moving applications and data.
Few legacy networks are up to the task. Traditionally, networks have been built on a box-by-box basis using best-of-breed equipment. This gear was refreshed at seven-year intervals, so at any given point in time the network included seven years’ worth of technology. Heterogeneous networks are difficult to manage, troubleshoot and secure, and lack the flexibility to respond to changing business requirements.
According to a recent report from IDC, IT operations staff spend more than half of their time managing SLAs (14.7 percent), monitoring (14.1 percent), troubleshooting (13.6 percent) and deploying hardware (11.8 percent). In order to fully capitalize on digital transformation, organizations need networks that can better support today’s cloud-based applications, mobile workforce and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The network must also provide the performance and reliability needed for a high-quality user experience.
The cloud offers a model for modern network design. Cloud providers had to take a fresh approach to network architecture in order to achieve the highest levels of agility, scalability and availability. By following cloud principles, organizations can achieve similar results in their own data centers.
Achieving these kinds of results is not easy. Organizations must rearchitect the network, fine-tune their processes, and keep the existing infrastructure up and running throughout the transition.
Rahi Systems has a team of experienced network engineers who can help you develop a cloud-like approach to your network. We will sit down with you to discuss your present challenges, and gather metrics on network usage to project growth. Armed with that information, we can help you develop an upgrade plan that minimizes risk and business disruption. You’ll gain a future-proof network that better supports your organization’s requirements.