Cloud technologies have transformed the playing field for businesses. Ranging from servers to storage, cloud-based services offer on-demand, scalable and remotely-accessible solutions that can often eliminate the need for onsite technical expertise and equipment. Using their Internet connection, businesses of all sizes can harness the power – and reap the rewards – of applications traditionally available only to large enterprises with big IT budgets.
As organizations move to the cloud and embrace applications like high-definition video and web-based tools, their Internet connection becomes more and more important. That’s because there is suddenly much more data that needs to move – and move quickly – over the connection.
From small businesses to large enterprises, the need for speed is more the rule than the exception. Finding a communications partner that offers high-capacity connectivity with the necessary infrastructure to help support cloud, mobility and business continuity applications is an important process.
Scalability and reliability are important to consider when selecting a network service provider:
- As cloud applications, users and sites continue to grow, having the scalability to adjust your bandwidth quickly and in whatever increment makes the most sense for your business is key, so make sure you choose a provider that offers a variety of different options to accommodate your current and future bandwidth demands.
- With traffic moving back and forth every time a customer or employee remotely shares information, services, software and other resources over your network, it is critically important to ensure your network service provider offers an infrastructure with the uptime and reliability your business needs.