Availability is crucial. The Chairman isn’t particularly fond of having to reboot his phone. And he doesn’t want his surveillance systems to fail. And most certainly isn’t interested in hearing why their point-of-sale systems are offline or why a manufacturing plant has had to shut down. So before IT professionals can expect to deploy business-critical applications across their networks, they need to be sure that the network is business-critical ready. It’s not just about having a huge pipe; it’s about delivering a complete facility that supplies applications consistently, reliably and securely.
Bandwidth: How much is enough?
Without the right amount of bandwidth in the network, real-time applications will grind to a halt. Finding what’s right can be a challenge. Ensuring optimum performance on a minimal budget requires a good understanding of the behavior of the applications running over the network.