How a Hybrid Network Solution Can Boost Work PerformanceThursday 3, November 2022
Marlink knows what it takes to support global companies to perform better and achieve higher employee productivity.
When employees use digital business tools, it is crucial that both the telecom network and digital environment are efficiently supported. A reliable network and IT partner should be privileged to provide low-latency and high-speed connectivity seamlessly integrated into a complete network solution providing enhanced resilience, security, and flexibility.
A future-proof, hybrid network solution, smartly designed, operated and managed, enables improved work quality and experience by optimising conditions for running critical business applications and collaboration tools.
Let’s dig into how optimised telecom network solutions can boost work performance.
Better work performance across all facilities
Today’s hybrid working is about taking advantage of the opportunities available to workforces, whether from home, in the office or anywhere across the world. With the growing trends of the hybrid workforce, a multi-carrier network configuration is often required. When using a blended network with multiple transports via fibre, 4G, or satellite to reach remote locations, challenges can arise with network orchestration and management of application routing without compromising on quality, speed, or security.
With increasing IoT, cloud-based services and connected devices such as smartphones and laptops, IT departments need to shift their focus beyond basic connectivity to network and application optimisation. Successfully managing critical applications and voice and video collaboration tools facilitates the best work experience across the entire network.
Marlink’s experience in providing fully managed hybrid network solutions worldwide has proven that one of the critical elements to achieve the best network performance is to partner with a professional network and IT integrator.
A network integrator adds value to an organisation by working alongside the IT department and improving the quality of experience for all users – whether working from home, in an office or at a remote site on land or at sea.
Smart network companies, such as Marlink, support the digital environment by actively supervising and managing the network to give the fastest speeds, low latency, optimised bandwidth use, but also the necessary network orchestration, application-based traffic routing, and cybersecurity to reliably access applications and get faster data flow for critical real-time operations.
Application Performance Management
Specific Quality of Service and security parameters underpinned by premier Service Level Agreements (SLA) focusing on application-based network performance management are critical to making a hybrid work environment secure and efficient.
Marlink provides the highest SLAs to guarantee the best network performance for its customers’ critical applications. By deploying end-to-end Application Performance Monitoring, packet loss, jitter and latency per critical application are monitored regardless of which carrier is used. As Marlink understands that it is the quality of the experience that ultimately matters to end users, they provide live reports of all applications via its portals to monitor and verify performance.
Marlink‘s Network-as-a-Service also takes care of the Network and IT management to optimise operations across the users’ network. Centralised software-defined network management technologies ensure more efficient bandwidth utilisation and higher network availability. Traffic priorities, configurations, and network policies are easily applied remotely to all sites anywhere in the world.
Another key element of Marlink‘s Network as a Service is the Software-Defined Wide-Area Networking (SD-WAN) orchestration, centrally managed to optimise the interaction of multiple carriers across the network solution. SD-WAN enables smart application-based routing across the network without compromising on quality, speed, or security. Key applications are assigned to the different transport layers, including VSAT and local internet broadband connections (ISPs). Based on traffic priorities set by application, the network load is balanced, and path routing is defined to ensure optimal performance. Latency-critical services such as ERP, cloud, and online collaboration tools, such as Teams or Zoom, are prioritised and will not be interrupted.
Hybrid ways of working require hybrid network solutions
Organisations that embrace hybrid ways of working by preparing their network for the “here and now” can leverage Marlink’s hybrid network solutions, with the aim to transform workspaces around the world, whether based on land or at sea, into a better, safer and more efficient work environment for remote workforces, to boost work performance and to future-proof their businesses.