POSTED: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 10:34am
UPDATED: Monday, October 29, 2012 - 11:08am
Speed and reliability are two of the strongest components of any internet data plan you should be considering for your growing business, which means that dedicated Ethernet may be your final stop. It represents the next generation of technological advancements in high speed information transfer, and is suitable for the SMB (small or medium sized business) or the corporation, with small amendments to account for cost. Long gone are the days of the 56K modem; today's business applications and servers routinely deal in precisely the kinds of speeds that dedicated Ethernet is tailor-made for; in the 100 MB and even gigabyte data rate transfer ranges. Whether you are running browser-based applications or SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) applications that depend on connection speed and reliability, your company will benefit greatly from dedicated Ethernet .
The Reliability of Dedicated Ethernet
Ethernet not only comes with greater speed capability than the previous generations' more popular internet-delivery mechanisms – such as DSL and T1; it is often cheaper, while being just as reliable. Although not always as widely available (being somewhat restricted to urban and metropolitan locales), it costs provider companies less money to bring Ethernet to you because of the preexisting delivery structures and towers. The availability is widening at a rapid pace, too, meaning that older forms will inevitably be phased out because they are no competition to what dedicated Ethernet has to offer. Consulting a reputable telecom agent will provide you with all the information you need to know about the best providers of Ethernet, as well as the best types for your particular business:
- Fast Ethernet maxes out at a bandwidth of 100 MB, which generally is more than adequate for your average SMB.
- Gigabit Ethernet actually starts out in the 250 MB range, or 0.25 GB. The delivery circuit can attain bandwidths exceeding 40 GB, which will easily handle any data requirements.
With these increased data transfer rates, your business will experience remarkable increases in efficiency and take advantage of opportunities that might have been previously restricted. The new-found ability to utilize WANs (Wide Area Networks) provided by dedicated Ethernet opens doorways; separate offices now share a virtual next-door relationship that can be robustly encrypted, which means employees in different locations can work as though in the same conference room, with no delays or mis-communication.
Video conferencing becomes a possibility, with crisp frame-rates and a real-time feel because of the massive information transfer capacity. The high-definition aspect cannot be understated nor under-appreciated, along with the ability to make full use of VoIP – keeping you many steps ahead of the competition. Dedicated Ethernet affords you both unmatched professionalism and tangible benefits from being able to communicate and liaise with other businesses, suppliers, manufacturers and consumers, independently of geographical limitations. It is the next stage of business evolution, and those without it will be left far behind.