The Way Forward

A Team Approach to Network Digitization

Tim Allen

The move to become a digital organization is a trend that’s now being felt across almost all organizations in every vertical. The building blocks of digital are technologies such as cloud, mobile, big data, and analytics.

What do these have in common? They’re all network-centric, meaning the network plays a key role in the shift to a digital enterprise. The challenge for IT leaders is putting together the components of a next-generation digital network.

Sorting through the choices for local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), software-defined networks (SDNs), network function virtualization (NFV), and other network technologies can be overwhelming.

Understanding diverse networking technologies and putting in place network digitization strategies requires access to expertise in each of these areas, which few organizations can afford to develop in house. Collaborating with a networking partner with deep understanding of available technologies and who holds an agnostic view of the products available to support network digitization goals simplifies and streamlines the path to network digitization.

While technology vendors have a natural bias toward their own networking solutions, the Connection Networking Practice addresses network efficiencies, collaboration requirements, and the need for increased speed and greater productivity.

Connection provides in-depth assessments, documentation, consultation, design, planning, installation, and management services for all networking solutions, and enables you to consult with seasoned networking experts to help design and implement network digitization initiatives.

A secure, reliable, and resilient network is essential in today’s technology-driven world. Connection’s Networking Practice can help you develop a clear understanding of your existing infrastructure and find new ways to expand its capabilities, while continuing to leverage your current networking investments. We can dig deep into your existing network architecture and optimize your investments in networking technologies to support your network digitization goals.

Uncertain about your overall infrastructure after rapid network expansion or newly acquired/merged networks? Maybe you’ve inherited a poorly maintained, undocumented network, or are looking at capitalizing on the economic advantages of virtualizing your infrastructure resources.

We can delve into your existing infrastructure, document its current state, and conduct a performance analysis. This holistic view of your network architecture identifies any equipment that needs upgrading, reviews your network performance, identifies bottlenecks, and provides a remediation plan to optimize your network.

At Connection, the networking solutions are best-in-class, and our experts’ understanding of available networking technologies is very deep. While our advisors remain agnostic, they’re extremely knowledgeable across many industry-leading technologies. Partnerships include industry experts like Cisco, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, VMware, Dell, Aruba, Aerohive, and Riverbed.

Our experts have designed industry-leading assessments, analysis, technology planning, and integration for all types of networking solutions. The Connection Network, Mobility, and Security practices work in tandem to design network digitization solutions tailored to your unique environment.