Corporate network infrastructure is comprised of many different components. The first component is the actual computer hardware. Next, there are the applications and services that will be running on that hardware. Finally, there are the devices that will be connecting to and from the corporate network and the overall corporate network infrastructure. It is through this corporate network infrastructure design that all of these components will be able to communicate with each other and with other network devices.
Now that we have gone over the structure of corporate network infrastructure, it is time to move ahead and examine what types of devices need to be in place. For starters, it is important to determine which components will be running directly and indirectly over the corporate network infrastructure. This can include switches, routers, hubs and even internal IP networks. Of course, all of these components will need to be properly protected against outside interference. This is done through firewalls and anti-virus software.
Then, once the insider threat has been removed, the next step is to look at the perimeter of the network. This is often referred to as the intranet. Many companies make the mistake of thinking that the enterprise network will simply consist of a wide network of servers. This is not the case. There are many different types of enterprise network design and management including application service-oriented architecture (ASOA), managed service providers (MSOs) and other protocols.
Enterprise Network Design
When an enterprise network design is initiated and managed, there are many considerations involved. One of the most common is the physical design of the enterprise network. Each part of the network must be carefully thought out and planned. Security must also be a high priority when designing an enterprise network. After all, even the most secure network is no good if it is not adequately protected.
Another aspect of enterprise network design is the logical network configuration. Lateral information is required to provide a functional enterprise network. This means that both the remote and local computers must have the same logical topology. One example of a logical topology might be a file system on each local computer in the network. File systems can vary greatly in size, but many important services such as user management, backup and file processing must be present.
Corporate networks will also have application services that will require security to protect the data. Many enterprise service providers will configure their firewall or network intrusion detection systems. Some of these systems use software firewalls or virtual private networks (VPN). They will either require manual configuration or will be automatically configured as needed. Other security components may be utilized as well. For example, some companies use intrusion detection devices that can log the data that is passed within a network so that network surveillance can be executed quickly and easily.
An often overlooked part of corporate network infrastructure is security appliance integration. This process provides a way for the data centres to monitor, collect and secure various appliances such as routers, switches, security appliances and others. This integration will help to protect corporate data from unauthorized access, provide reporting and enable centralized monitoring.
With all of these functions in place, a business can ensure a high degree of success. The IT network infrastructure will provide many functions and applications and will be integrated with many different locations around the world. As these systems are implemented, the time to deploy them will decrease. This will help to reduce capital expenses associated with maintaining the corporate network infrastructure.
Many companies that have a vast network infrastructure can reduce their operational costs because they can save money on employee payroll costs and other overhead costs associated with maintaining a large network. There are also financial benefits to the company because of savings from not needing to pay employees for service. Most companies realize that reducing operational costs is important and therefore they implement effective procurement strategies that will allow them to obtain network infrastructure at less expensive rates.
Another key benefit of implementing an efficient corporate network infrastructure plan is the ability to obtain more network bandwidth. With a large number of users accessing the same information at the same time, a company will discover that network infrastructure becomes a major resource. This will allow a company to run a more robust business because it can operate at higher speeds than it would without the additional resources of the network infrastructure. For example, if the network is congested, it will take longer to load the information on a corporate website.
There are many reasons why a company should implement a corporate network infrastructure plan. The most obvious reason is the increased efficiency that the system will provide. The efficiency that the system will provide is especially important because it will allow a business to save money on overall operational costs. A business will be able to make use of the extra profits that it makes by being able to lower operational expenses.