Creating Agile IT Architecture in Hybrid Networks

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In today’s market, what a business’s network can deliver has become what that business does. The resources available within a company’s IT architecture will determine the scope and reach of the tasks that organization can fulfill.

The Benefits of Hybrid Networks

Networks now incorporate the cloud in ways that would have been unthinkable a few years ago. These hybrid networks blend local resources with data and architecture maintained off-premises. Yet even with this new network complexity, business network needs are in many ways the same as they always have been.

GCN outlined the benefits of hybrid networks for government uses. They define a hybrid network as one that blends the traditional Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network with managed broadband. This model can help to manage the lack of bandwidth, budget, capacity and availability that limit federal networks.

Organizations need visibility into what is present in the network. Accretional networking made up of elements that are added over time can impair an organization’s visibility over the network. However, networks will always be dynamic to reflect the variations they need to perform. Building the agility to change into the network from the beginning will help businesses maintain peak performance. Trusted consultants can review the current situation and suggest specific areas that can be modified to increase agility.

Performing Network Integration

Network integration is crucial to working effectively in the hybrid cloud. The overall resiliency that a network shows is directly related to the integration of the resources that it contains. The goal of integration is to provide a secure, always-on, scalable, multitechnology network that exists across all business units and locations.

A typical business will have multiple technologies and providers jumbled together into one framework. With the help of an experienced consultant, organizations can standardize and consolidate while they integrate networks into one functional unit.

Integration can also help to simplify the process of extending an organization’s existing network infrastructure to new technologies. An integrated network will produce fewer special cases that require much of the effort involved in a network migration.

Business networks are changing rapidly. Choosing the right consultant equipped with a strategic design plan can help you to modify what exists in your network for the better.

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