In layman’s terms, anything that will improve the performance of a network can also pave way for network efficiency. However, this is easier said than one since it is very difficult to track and check network performance issues. While it is important to identify bottlenecks that come in the way of delivering optimized network efficiency, it is also important to have a clear idea of the IT needs of your organization. So, here are the simple ways that can help organizations make the most out of their network efficiencies as a competitive edge over others who fail to do so.
- A complete understanding of your network
- Prioritize Applications
- Compressed Bandwidth
- Acceleration of Protocol
- Educating the User
- Bad Timed Traffic
- A Big “No” to Junk Traffic
- Updating Your Network
It is needless to mention that to arrive at a network efficiency, it is pertinent to know about what is happening on the network. It is important to analyze the problem by adopting a comprehensive approach. This can be done by collating the right information that will help you solve issues connected to networks.
The second step that comes into picture to boost network efficiency is to make a conscious effort in prioritizing applications. Attaching importance to applications which is then linked to the bandwidth that each application should work with will ease problems.
It goes without saying that limited bandwidth can come as an uninvited guest dampening your peace of mind. In such a situation, it is important to resort to compression techniques that come in the form of modern compression algorithms. A notable suggestion is to opt for a TCP rate control coupled with a level of compression that will eventually lead to an optimized network.
Blaming the round-trip latency of 1 second that comes as part of the satellite links for limiting the speed of TCP/IP communication, it comes as a wise move to go in for TCP acceleration. Removing this hurdle thus paves way for the network line to operate at its optimized speed. It is also beneficial to adjust the packet sizes while also attempting to increase the size of the window. All these together can either cut down or abolish the need for retransmission when a fault occurs.
Many a times, dismal network performance results from the unhealthy practices of the user. Information about data security and malware attacks should be passed on to the user community. It is only when people are informed about the main reasons of a network downtime that will try to avoid all such acts that will fuel network inefficiency.
All to do with backup software, it is important to scout for a software that will lock its available bandwidth for some hours while at other times will run at high speeds. It is also important for the software to wriggle back to its original capability without causing a knee-jerk reaction to the activity in question.
All for the sake of improving the efficiency of your network, it is the need of the hour to install antivirus software loaded with spam filters and firewalls. Prevention is always better than cure and this is so true in this case when you can resort to certain preventive measures so as to avert a shocking situation that can throw your business out of gear.
With new applications adding to the network’s load, it is but important to ensure a proper balance between changes in the requirements and the capability of the network to deliver appropriately. These should be delivered without any time lag, as in the case of adding a new VoIP application that demands the timely arrival of the packets without any delay.