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The Importance of a Network Design Plan

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When you are mapping out the network for your business, it can be tempting to take shortcuts or skip the planning phase in favor of getting it online as quickly as possible.

When you are mapping out the network for your business, it can be tempting to take shortcuts or skip the planning phase in favor of getting it online as quickly as possible. However, you should keep in mind that all good networks with a decent level of security come from good network design plans, not the top of your head. Here is some information about the value of a network design plan when it comes to building IP-based networks!

Why Should You Use a Network Design Plan?

There are only about two categories of IP internetworks in workplaces across America—those that are well designed and thought out and those that have been pieced together in sections over time. Networks that arise from network design plans are typically better in many different areas.

Network Design Plans Allow for Better Performance

Good networks work quickly, and a network design plan allows you to ensure that your network performs with a consistently high level of performance. You will notice a difference in application response time and the range of reaction times across computers in your network when you have a network design plan that is properly implemented.

Network Design Plans Allow for Resilience

Your business’s network should provide a good platform for all of the applications that you need to use. A major and highly specified network might have a goal of zero downtime for mission critical or necessary applications and 99% availability for other applications. A good network design plan can create a network where the failure of one step of the process does not result in the loss of an entire client-server session.

Network Design Plans Allow for Scalability

Good network design plans also allow for scalability without the need for a total redesign. Keep in mind additional computers, potential new applications, and an increased number of users when creating your network design plan and when the time comes you won’t be starting from square one again!

Working Nets Can Help You Develop a Network Design Plan

Working Nets is IT without the ego. We offer technological help and top-notch service without making you feel out of the loop or left behind. Even today’s top technology professionals still have issues with their gadgets and software sometimes, so don’t be afraid to ask for help if and when you need it! Our specialty is helping you understand the pieces of technology you use in simple ways. By outsourcing your information technology to us (and letting us do the network design planning), we will make sure that your company is up to date and safe, because technology never sleeps. Interested in finding out more about our services? Give us a call at (443) 992-7394 or visit us online. For more technology tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.