The Network is a critical part of the company’s IT Infrastructure. Knowledge of the extent to which business applications and services utilise the network infrastructure is essential in meeting business objectives. Understanding the implications of major changes to this network infrastructure is vital to ensure reliability of the service. Network Managers don’t just need to know how fast their infrastructure is performing, they also need to know exactly what’s running on it and between which users & servers. This is the only way to accurately size links and to verify if there is sufficient capacity for new applications such as Voice over IP. The current generation of network modelling tools allows businesses to try a variety of possible topologies and solutions in a completely risk-free environment, potentially saving substantial sums of money on unnecessary or vastly over-specified hardware.
Net Consulting’s network-centric services take the form of self-contained projects, handling the requirements analysis and providing the tools & expertise necessary to give confidence that the network infrastructure can handle the proposed load, or is ready for new technologies such as VoIP.
Accurately sizing WAN links can offer significant cost savings, especially if they are considerably over-provisioned for requirements.