Category Archives: Networking & Infrastructure Solutions

Top 6 Network Function Virtualization (NFV) Benefits for Enterprise Data Centers

NFV adds value and flexibility while reducing physical space and costs for data centers. Cloud adaptation and spending priorities continue to press enterprise data centers toward rethinking the viability of a traditional IT hardware-based model when compared to the burgeoning Network Function Virtualization (NFV) systems. Founded in 2012 by some of the world leading telecom…

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Office Relocation: Are Your Company and IT Department Really Ready?

If you’re thinking of relying on a combination of corporate office movers and in-house IT staff to successfully manage your IT relocation, you might want to read this first. Relocating an office is about more than just packing up boxes, moving them across town or across the country, and then unpacking. When it comes to…

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What You Need to Know About WAN Options for Businesses

A breakdown of the pros and cons for choosing a WAN solution for your company Broadly defined, a WAN (Wide Area Network) is the geographically distributed data communications network offered by service providers and telecommunication carriers. A WAN is used to link together geographically separated office buildings, and includes fiber cables running underneath ground. From…

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4 Steps to Building a Fault-Tolerant LAN

Start with a clear roadmap for your LAN and be sure to plan for potential failure points along the way. Building a network doesn’t need to be complicated if you have a smart plan in place. Network design should always begin with a well thought-out blueprint that takes into consideration any potential weak spots and…

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How Much Does a Computer Science Degree Really Matter?

The best IT candidates for your company may or may not have a formal college degree – and that’s OK There are some professions – such as doctors and scientists – that require many years of schooling, and rightfully so. But what about industries where on-the-job training is far more relevant than hours spent in…

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Improving Efficiency with IT Infrastructure Support Service Partners

Partnering with skilled managed service providers to service all of your IT needs can help your business run smoothly.

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What You Need to Know About Identifying, Managing & Preventing VM Sprawl

Learn how these “infrastructure vampires” can be negatively affecting your business – and what you can do to avoid it in the future The term “VM sprawl” refers to the uncontrolled growth of virtual machines within a virtualized or cloud environment. This problem can occur anywhere, from the largest companies down to small mom and…

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4 Questions to Consider for Cloud Deployment

Make a solid plan for the technical impacts of cloud-based enterprise systems. The cloud offers several strategic benefits, such as providing online access from anywhere, increasing infrastructure efficiency and allowing for very rapid changes. However, supporting cloud-based apps requires careful thought regarding optimizations to your IT infrastructure. Here are 4 questions you should answer in…

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3 Rules for Outsourcing Network Load Balancing

3 Rules for Outsourcing Network Load Balancing When balancing external internet traffic, experience is the key to efficient and successful optimization. While 90% of load balancing is done within a single geographic location and can often be managed in-house, the remaining 10% of geographically dispersed load balancing is an incredibly high risk and often expensive…

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