Powerful networks are the backbone of digitization
Modern networks boost IT and business performance
Outdated network components make it impossible to run high-performance networks. They also open vulnerabilities for hackers. A fundamental re-engineering of networks reduces security risks, enables the implementation of quality-of-service levels and improves performance.
Software-defined networking reaches the Wide Area Network. With SD-WAN, companies adapt their network quickly and flexibly. The perfect complement to existing MPLS VPNs or as replacement for Internet VPNs.
Local Area Networks and Wide Area Networks: wireless and software-designed
Studies show that agile production and logistics processes as well as the Internet of Things are responsible for the increasing spread of radio technology. In addition to classic WLAN infrastructure, 4G/5G campus networks can now also be used. Companies that want to master this technological change successfully need a qualified partner with corresponding network competence and a reliable infrastructure.
Performance and network quality
What impact will these rapidly increasing data volumes have, for example, on networks? If users do not care much about the speed or stability of their applications, then performance – and thus the quality of data transmission – plays a subordinate role. At many companies, however, performance is the primary criterion for data throughput – especially in real-time communications by M2M (machine-to-machine) applications, telephony and video conferencing.
The successful digitization of a business is virtually impossible without re-engineering Local Area Networks (LAN) and Wide Area Networks (WAN). Companies that abandon the state of the art and prefer savings to quality will also sacrifice cost effectiveness. Against this backdrop, several business-related questions must be asked about the network: How will the IT organization provide applications in the required quality worldwide? Is WLAN sufficient for the digital connections or are 4G/5G campus networks the better choice for certain applications? Does the price-performance ratio of the network infrastructure work out in the end?
Security and compliance
In addition, outdated networks are susceptible to cyber attacks. Modern engineering, however, can respond to the massive increase in security risks and the need for better defence measures. Centrally controlled SD-LAN and SD-WAN platforms as well as 4G/5G campus networks offer conceptual advantages – that's network security by design.
The right technology
But why bet on just one technology when the benefits of several can be combined? Hybrid network platforms join the strengths of MPLS – secure, efficient, high-performance – with the simple, universal Internet VPN. Via VoIP/WAN integration, both decentralised telephone connections and telephone systems can be centralised and connected to the existing infrastructure. 4G/5G Campus networks enable the use of mobile infrastructure even with high demands on transmission quality - especially where this was previously not possible with WLAN. T-Systems has the right technology and the necessary measures for every need.
The network solutions by T-Systems enable the connection of international locations of any size, individual branches or mobile employees with a common company infrastructure, ensuring the availability of centralized applications. T-Systems assumes end-to-end responsibility as a service provider and serves as a single point of contact to simplify network management even after the platforms and technologies have been established.