Enterprises are constantly seeking for new ways to optimize and modernize their infrastructure, since the digital landscape is constantly evolving and changing rapidly. More and more companies are looking for innovative solutions to help them in stepping away from traditional hardware-dependent network setups. That is where Network Virtualization springs into action. With their agility, scalability and increased efficiency (among other advantages), in the past few years virtual networks have become a staple of progressive organizations.
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Types of Network Virtualization
Network virtualization is the act of replicating the functionalities of hardware-based components within a software-defined environment. Depending on the size of your company and its needs, you might require one or both of the solutions below. Each of them is beneficial in its own way.
Internal Network Virtualization
Encompassing the software emulation of individual network devices, internal virtualization allows companies to reduce dependencies on physical configurations. Instead, network functionalities are managed virtually, which streamlines administrative operations and optimizes resources. This solution is designed for organizations using one server, who are looking for an effective way of improving their single network.
External Network Virtualization
In case of external virtualization, multiple physical networks are merged into a single virtualized environment. Especially beneficial for multi-site and international enterprises, it ensures a unified network structure despite geographical disparities. It is a cost-efficient solution for companies who are looking for a safe way of exchanging sensitive data between their selective business units, ensuring network security.
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NATEK Network Virtualization implementation for Customer - case study
One of our Customers, a leading multinational corporation, boasted operations across 50 countries. While this expansive footprint was a testament to its global success, it posed inherent networking challenges. Disparate network configurations across locations led to inefficiencies, delayed data transfers, and increased security vulnerabilities and enormous maintenance costs.
NATEK Team's engagement began with an in-depth assessment of their existing network infrastructure. Multiple legacy systems, redundant hardware components, and location-specific configurations added layers of complexity.
Even though the number of issues was pilling up, our Team decided to come up with the best solutions for our Customer. And a comprehensive Network Virtualization strategy turned out to be bull's eye. We undertook the task of virtualizing core components like routers, switches, and firewalls, thereby crafting a unified virtual network architecture.
Outcomes of implementing Network Virtualization
The most immediate benefit of the implementation was the centralized dashboard. This provided IT managers at the Headquarters with real-time insights into network traffic across all global offices, facilitating quick decision-making.
The burden of location-specific interventions is truly time and money-consuming. But due to our plan, all updates, patches, and configurations can be pushed universally, ensuring consistency and reducing downtime. Network functions virtualization brought a new level of efficiency to our Customers' organization.
The transformation led to discernible cost savings. Fewer on-site interventions meant reduced operational costs, and efficient resource allocation minimized wastage. In a long run, this type of solution can mean more resources for other lucrative investments due to the savings previously intended for hard-ware based components maintenance.
A unified security protocol was implemented across the virtualized network. As a result, every node, irrespective of its location, adhered to the same security standards, bolstering the company's overall defense mechanism against potential threats. Maintaining strict security policies can be significantly improved thanks to the solutions that Network Virtualization brings to the table.
Benefits of Network Virtualization
Thanks to a well-prepared strategy, Network Virtualization can bring diverse advantages to your business. This shows especially clear when it comes to the tasks run by the companies' managers. Their everyday work can be significantly facilitated in order to help them keep their eye on more people-focused issues. NATEK Team will make sure to thoroughly analyze your individual case, to better understand in which areas we can provide an improvement. What are the possible benefits of choosing our network services?
Network virtualization equips IT managers with a comprehensive view of the organization's entire network infrastructure, ensuring that resources are optimally allocated, and potential obstacles are proactively addressed and eliminated.
As businesses evolve, their network needs change. With a virtualized network, scaling up or down becomes significantly simpler, devoid of cumbersome hardware overhauls.
Consistent Security Posture
Security remains paramount for any enterprise. Centralized control ensures that security updates are universally deployed, guaranteeing that the entire network remains fortified against emerging threats.
In an age where speed is a competitive advantage, the ability to rapidly deploy, modify, or scale applications and services is invaluable. Virtualized networks, with their software-defined cores, enable this agility.
Network Virtualization with NATEK - grow IT with us!
As industries become increasingly reliant on digital tools and methodologies, network virtualization stands out as a beacon of efficiency and modernization. For forward-thinking, embracing this technology is not just a strategic move – it's a necessity to ensure sustained organizational success in a digitized world.
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