As the year goes on, many of our clients are looking for ways to streamline their network infrastructure
. Increasing the efficiency of your systems requires a full evaluation before any changes can be made.
First off, your IT department or managed IT provider should take a look at your backup situation. They should be finding the answers to questions such as:
Are your local area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN) infrastructure doing what you need it to do? In order to be effective, these networks must be robust enough to provide high performance while simultaneously providing residual bandwidth for data movement between locations. Leasing WAN bandwidth can be very pricey for a small to mid-sized business, so determining its status is key to saving money in the long run. From there you can invest in solutions that replicate data with maximum efficiency.