Are communication tools draining your network?

It’s hard to believe that just 15 years ago we didn’t have YouTube, Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, Amazon Prime or Hulu. These apps fundamentally changed the way we consume and disseminate news and information. The major trend of moving from consuming texts and photographs towards streaming video, especially on mobile phones, is moving quickly.

The prolific adoption of homeworking post-pandemic, and the collaborative tools needed to enable it, have created a huge spike in bandwidth demand and user demand for high-quality communications. And the situation isn’t likely to change.

This isn’t just a consumer trend.

It’s anticipated that the enterprise video market will grow from an estimated $16.34 billion to a massive $40.84 billion within the next five years.

With the increase in the use of surveillance and security video, customer support video, and video from wearable devices, the challenge facing your network is huge. Equally, the business benefits are clear – video provides a much more effective way to communicate, collaborate, and build employee and customer relationships, all in an easily digestible form, regardless of the device being used. Once again we see enterprise technology mirroring consumer technology and so expectations around video quality, internet speed, and availability are as high within the enterprise as they are outside.

Your organization may have found temporary solutions, but can they support your long-term needs?

Doing nothing isn’t an option.

As enterprise video usage escalates, and given new demands, doing nothing is no longer an option for IT leaders, who must meet these new business demands whilst ensuring video streaming to does not compete for the valuable bandwidth needed for business-critical applications and voice traffic.

How can we help?

Many of our customers are facing these challenges and looking to SD-WAN, coupled with cloud security technology to provide the answer. Bandwidth is dynamically routed, application demands are prioritized, and additional bandwidth can be directed when and where needed to meet the demands of business operations. New sites can be rapidly provisioned, new employees can be connected to your communications within minutes, and, most importantly you have real-time reporting on your network traffic – all achieved securely –  so you can proactively manage demand going forward. 

Contact Xalient’s SD-WAN experts to find out how we’re helping other large enterprises tackle this challenge.

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