Why Businesses Should Use Cloud-Managed Networking Equipment
Cloud adoption is by no means a new trend. Still, one area often overlooked in businesses is how cloud-managed networking equipment can benefit businesses. Cloud-managed networking provides a multitude of benefits. This blog will highlight the primary business benefits of leveraging cloud-managed networking equipment.
Reduce Interruption & Downtime: Framework IT has found that, on average, clients using cloud-managed networking equipment experience fewer network-related issues. They are far less likely to require onsite technical support. This translates into less productivity interruption and downtime for the business. Moreover, on average, support tickets for cloud-managed network issues take about 30% less time to resolve than traditional networking equipment.
Centralized Management: Cloud-managed networking also provides centralized management, allowing businesses to manage all their networks and networking devices from the management console in the cloud. Cloud-based management tools provide greater visibility into the network, from a high-level overview to helpful detailed information regarding performance and configuration, which aids troubleshooting. The cloud-management console also makes configuration and changes easier to administer, across all devices, from a single interface. These capabilities make it easy to manage networking devices regardless of location and are remote support, maintenance, and upgrades.
Scalability: Organizations growing or may grow will likely experience changing network needs, whether adding more devices and applications or increasing bandwidth. Cloud-managed networking equipment is suited to scale the office network to meet the business’s growing needs. It is generally more accessible with cloud-managed networking equipment to add or remove devices and scale bandwidth without reconfiguring the entire network.
Lower IT Management Overhead: Since cloud-managed networking equipment generates fewer issues, the issues that do arise can be resolved more rapidly, and provides the centralized management console that streamlines support, maintenance, and upgrades, fewer IT resources are needed to manage cloud-managed networking equipment versus traditional networking equipment. Less IT resource requirements mean a lower overhead for IT management.
Improved Security: Cloud-based networking equipment is easier to keep current with patches pertinent to performance and security and to push security policies across all networking equipment in the organization, which helps reduce the risk for the business. The enhanced visibility of the cloud management console also makes it easier to spot and address potential security incidents.
Lower Total Cost of Ownership: Cloud-managed networking equipment is often more cost-effective in the long term for businesses. Centralized management, reduced downtime and interruption, ease of scale, lower IT management overhead, and greater security all contribute to a lower long-term total cost of ownership and a greater return on investment versus traditional networking equipment.
In conclusion, cloud-managed networking is becoming increasingly popular as businesses continue adopting cloud-based technologies. Businesses leverage cloud-managed networking equipment to reduce business interruption, provide a scalable network, benefit from centralized management, reduce IT management overhead, improve security, and optimize the total cost of ownership.
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