Network Services

Imagine a world where...

network optimization enables predictive analytics modeling so that network managers can assess the impact changes to the architecture will have on the network prior to implemention. Network optimization tracks performance metrics, ensuring real-time reporting to help network managers proactively manage the network enabling data to flow freely through the optimal use of the network system resources.

Network Services Project

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The primary goal of the Network and Security Optimization project is to ensure the best possible network designs and performance at the lowest cost structure, providing solutions that meet our customer’s needs and budgets. OIT networks must promote increased productivity, usability and allow data to be exchanged securely, effectively and efficiently

Network performance optimization is vital because our interconnected real-time world is fully dependent on the available, secure, and reliable transfer of data. With every year that passes, there are more and more demands that are being placed on networks. There is no denying that we live in a world that is driven by data. The efficient and secure running of a network plays a role in every single aspect of our digital lives. This reason alone shows why network optimization is so critical. After all, there are many different reasons why there are growing strains placed on our networks today. This includes the following:

  • There are more external entities that need access to our network

  • An increasing number of people and teams are now remote

  • More data is collected, aggregated, and shared. This can often happen simultaneously

  • More software applications are being utilized

  • There are more cybersecurity threats that are maturing all of the time

  • We are seeing more devices per person being brought into the work environment as well

Network optimization is critical for the end-user experience, cutting down business costs, and improving employee productivity. For instance, when the network has latency, a website or online application can take a longer amount of time to load. In other instances, delay, jitter, or packet loss can impact technologies, such as databases or VoIP. Poor bandwidth allocation can also have an impact on employee productivity and end-user experience.

Project Goals & Objectives

  • Colorado State Network Solicitations

  • Overall Architecture and Design

  • Next-Gen Networking

  • Some of the main metrics that network optimization aims to improve or reduce include:

    • WAN performance

    • Memory and CPU utilization

    • Discards and errors

    • Duplicate packets

    • Packet loss

    • Jitter, latency, and delay

    • Traffic

    • Utilization or bandwidth consumption

    • Uptime (availability)