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How to Scale Your Computer Network Efficiently

Scaling your Windows Virtual Desktop Deployment ensures that your network can handle a rapid increase in workload brought on by a sharp increase or dip in the volume of data needed for processing. 

You would describe a network as being scalable if its performance increase was, for example, tripled whilst the network spend was doubled. Here, we will be looking at ways and tools needed that can be used to ensure your network has the capacity to support your growing business. 

Understand Your Current And Future Network Requirements

Understanding your data requirements will help allow you to work out what you need when scaling up. 

To do this successfully you needed to:

  • Understand how many devices will be connected to the internet – Start by reviewing the number of internet-connected devices that have increased yearly, this will allow you to be able to project how many will be needed in the future. 
  • Understand your bandwidth needs – There are tools available to help you review how your network is being utilized. By factoring in your future device needs you can calculate how much bandwidth you will need for the future. Be mindful as to the type of devices you will use, as some require more bandwidth than others. 
  • Make sure you’ve factored in hardware systems – Having networking hardware not only takes up physical space but electricity as well. You need to ensure that there is enough space to support the new hardware you will have and relocate it if needed. Be mindful when locating your hardware as when all in one location, if something goes wrong it could significantly slow down or speed or cause it to stop altogether. So choose wisely. 

Network Management Tool 

When expanding your network there has been a tendency to have varying products being used. This can cause conflicting needs that have been known to result in expensive maintenance and systems breaking down when future changes or expansions are needed. 

To ease this headache there are all in one network management options available that are in place to support you with security, troubleshooting and allowing you the benefit of saving time and money. It will keep information safe by constantly monitoring your network for any issues as well as giving you the visibility to plan for any further future changes. 

Lease Your Networking Machines

Technology is constantly changing and it can easily become outdated very quickly. Although software and hardware are available to buy, it can become extremely costly to be constantly having to change this to keep yourself competitive. 

To maintain the best equipment you can lease your networking machines and subscribe to software services instead. This enables you to spread the cost and have the ease to change the machines as better technology becomes available whilst continually updating software and receiving support from the developer at the same time. 

Make Switches

Networking vendors can allow you to switch from a service module to another, however, the number of switches is determined by the vendor. You want to ensure that your chosen vendor allows multiple switches and does limit you to one.

This will provide you with the freedom to make changes as your capacity requirements change, and provides the additional benefit of reduced network performance should any switch glitch.