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Speed means power, especially when that speed is associated with your digital network. Many companies need fast, reliable digital networks that allow them to stream rich content to employees and customers. The corporate enterprise must often support voice communication as well file exchanges and a variety of messaging applications that are ubiquitous in today’s business environment.
If you’re a network administrator there’s a very good chance that you’re feeling challenged by the demands for security, speed and support of numerous different kinds of applications that a business demand.
To create a reliable network that meets your company’s requirements, and can help you meet service level agreements, you may be using a network that is largely outfitted with fiber optic cable. That’s a reasonable way to improve efficiency in a network, especially if the network had been using copper wire connections. Copper cable is many times slower than fiber optic cable, and will often not fulfill bandwidth requirements that most companies demand.
If you’re using fast cable in your network, you’ll also want to use transceivers that can help speed the movement of data from point to point. Transceivers are the devices that are part of a surprising number of electronic devices that we use daily. Simply put, there are a device that can both transmit and receive digital signals.
Many network administrators favor using Cisco brand SFP modules because they are considered reliable and can move data through the system at speeds fast enough to accommodate all of the rich media that corporate networks must support.
Many corporate networks also include Cisco GLC-T, which administrators will incorporate into their networks to give them an added edge in data speed transmissions and reliable performance. It is a variety of Gbic, a gigabit interface converter. Network administrators who are pressed to meet corporate demands often find that transceivers of this kind offer a low-cost solution to the problem of boosting their system’s speed.
Businesses can’t afford to have their networks shut down because of performance problems. A business depends thoroughly on the exchange of digital information every day of the week. Even a short period of network downtime can have an extremely adverse effect on a business’s performance. To prevent unexpected downtime, it might be in a business best interest to consider a colocation provider for data center hosting. Businesses must rely on network performance to keep communication flowing among the company’s employees, some of whom may be scattered all over the world. With the connectivity of a data center, a business can operate on a peered network to reduce the cost and ping time when connecting to different locations.
With the global economy being what it is, a company’s network must be available at all hours of the day and night, because branch offices located on the other side of the world will be relying on the corporate enterprise to do their job while co-workers a world away sleep.
Installing the proper transceivers in your digital network is one way to help ensure that all of your company’s global needs are met.