Network Design Services | Networks As A Must For Realizing A Digital Future

Increasingly, technology forces dependent on networking are transforming enterprise architecture. Proliferating mobile devices, sensors, serverless computing, exploding volumes of shared data, and automation all require advanced connectivity and differentiated network design. Indeed, advanced connectivity is fast becoming a linchpin of digital business. Companies are increasingly focused on adding bandwidth, exploring ways to modernize their types of networks with software, and expanding their networking capabilities.

Constraints are subverting your efforts to create advanced networks.

Historically, networking has existed in the shadow of disruptive technologies such as digital experiences, cognitive cloud, and the cloud that capture imaginations and headlines. Networking, however, has always been a mission-critical keg in the larger scheme of things. Achieving the ideal state of next-generation networks is easier said than done and is currently burdened with the following limitations:
  • The increasing complexity of networks
  • Near impossible to define the network roadmap
  • Network technology disruption at break-neck speed
  • Securing networks and communications in the age of openly accessible information

A homegrown suite of network design solutions that categorically serves all your network needs

  • Networking models that can transform an organization’s agility, efficiency, and competitiveness
  • Network management frameworks allow companies to dynamically configure and control network resources through software
  • Go big on virtualisation to monitor and manage evolving connectivity options that are increasingly varied and configure networks to fit different types of performance and availability requirements
  • Build solutions that encompass proven expertise across the network layer, the customer layer, and the security layer
  • Adopt sound security architecture, including network segmentation and a full suite of interoperable security tools

More on network design

1. What exactly is network design?

Network design is a subset of system design that focuses on data transport mechanisms. Network design aims to meet data communication requirements while minimizing costs. The scope of requirements can vary greatly from one network design project to the next due to geographic differences and the nature of the data that needs to be transported.

What is a network? Connecting machines, which can be computers, computer peripherals, digital telephones, or other digital communication equipment, to exchange data is how we define a network. A network’s data can be voice, video, text, numeric values, or computer-readable code.

Network Design

2. What is networking?

A network is a system that connects multiple independent computers so that they can share information (data) and resources. In addition, users can communicate more easily thanks to the integration of computers and other devices.

A computer network can include servers, networking hardware, personal computers, and other specialized or general-purpose hosts. They are identified using hostnames and network addresses.

We define networking as a collection of two or more linked computer systems. Different networking types can establish a network connection via cable or wireless technology. In any network, hardware and software are used to connect computers and tools.


3. Why is network design important?

Service quality maintenance becomes extremely difficult without a thorough understanding of network design and how the components of different networks fit together. This is why you need a topology map, which will:

      • Provide you with a thorough understanding of how your hardware communicates, the speed at which packets are transferred, and how this affects the quality of service.
      • Eliminate single points of failure and reduce bottlenecks.
      • Identifying faulty devices becomes more efficient, accurate, and less stressful.

Effective network design and topology mapping can make all the difference in a critical situation requiring rapid troubleshooting.

Network Topology Types

4. How does network design function?

The network design process is typically depicted as a network diagram, which serves as the blueprint for the network’s physical implementation. The cabling structure, a logical map of the network to be implemented, the number of network devices, the type of network devices, the location of network devices, the IP addressing structure, and the network security architecture are all typical components of network design.

The OSI Network Model, which consists of seven layers, is at the heart of all network design.

    • Physical layer
    • Data link layer
    • Network layer
    • Transport layer
    • Session layer
    • Presentation layer
    • Application layer

5. What exactly is the physical layer in network design?

As the name implies, this layer refers to all of your network’s hardware and equipment that can be physically handled. Computers, cables, routers, printers, laptops, and everything in between are included. Wireless and electric signals are also included in the physical layer. At this layer, IT administrators or network designers should focus on ensuring that devices are properly connected and that there isn’t too much distance between connected devices.

This is one of the most important network design layers, especially if you’re creating a network for a large, enterprise-scale environment. The location of your equipment will have an impact on the quality of your service.

6. What are all the various types of computer networks?
There are four most popular types of networks:
  • Local Area Network (LAN) When you connect your laptop or mobile phone to your home or office network, you are using a local area network, or LAN network.
  • Personal Area Network (PAN) A personal area network, or PAN, is a short-range network topology designed for peripheral devices used by an individual (typically within 30 ft).
  • Wide Area Network (WAN) Private lines, virtual private networks (VPNs), multiprotocol label switching (MPLS), and other types of networks to communicate and transmit data across geographical boundaries are done via WAN networks.
  • Network of Metropolitan Areas (MAN) A metropolitan area network, or MAN network, checks both boxes by utilizing fiber optics, dense wavelength division multiplexing, and optical packet switching.

Types of Networks

7. What are some of the best network design practices?
Some of the best practices in network design for different network types are:
  • Network resilience
    Make a list of the resilience challenges that an organization faces, such as security incidents, network issues, or the need to update applications or scale up or down unexpectedly.
  • Network Safety
    Network security should be built in from the start, not added on later.
  • Network Scalability
    Determine what kind of scaling the organization is likely to do, such as gradually adding customers or rapidly scaling up and down services to accommodate specific workflows.
  • Network Sustainability
    IT teams can use a Global Energy Management and Sustainability (GEMS) system to design a sustainable network.
8. What are some characteristics of network design solutions?
Some of the best practices in network design for different network types are:
  • Network mapping
    To depict the physical and logical aspects of a network.
  • Network site planning
    To visualize a real-world workspace.
  • Network templates
    Templates for common network topologies, including libraries of actual network elements, and so on.
  • Network tools for exporting files
    Most design solutions allow designs to be exported as PDFs, XAML, or other formats.
  • Network discovery
    To create and diagram an existing network infrastructure automatically.
  • Network Monitoring
    To provide background information that will be useful during the design stage.
  • Network Topologies with specialized functions
    To make complex enterprise networks simpler.
  • Network flowcharts
    To evaluate a design’s ability to handle workflows.

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