Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Metro Ethernet emerging as popular solution for businesses of all sizes
From the enterprise sector to small business environments, many businesses are finding their T1 and other legacy internet connections are falling short. As a result, a growing number of organizations are turning to more robust, and often simpler, metro Ethernet infrastructure, according to a recent Smart Business report.
In an interview with the news source, Carlos Olortegui, manager of the enterprise metro Ethernet division with Comcast Business Services, told the news source metro Ethernet is emerging as a key business solution because it combines simplicity with performance to improve a company's Ethernet infrastructure.
"The previous standard for most companies has been traditional T1 lines, which were not cost effective and had limited bandwidth. Metro Ethernet technology is more cost effective, reliable, robust and scalable, and it allows you to adjust bandwidth measurements with ease," Olortegui told Smart Business.
Olortegui explained metro Ethernet inherently reduces a business' expenses by simplifying the infrastructure needed to connect the private network with the service provider. This savings is then magnified when organizations are able to turn to virtual infrastructure hosted by a third-party vendor.
Virtualization allows businesses to more easily outsource many IT operations to a third-party provider, but doing so can put significant strain on the network. Olortegui told Smart Business that metro Ethernet upgrades are key to enabling IT outsourcing plans. This strategy adds even more to the capital savings of a metro Ethernet plan, as it also encourages businesses to reduce their investments in on-site hardware. Essentially, metro Ethernet inherently reduces costs through network infrastructure, but also allows companies to support other cost-cutting measures, said Olortegui.
In the current economic climate, many businesses are looking for any method possible to reduce costs without losing productivity. Metro Ethernet is proving important for this trend because it enables reduced capital spending while also offering major performance gains that drive operational improvements.
Advanced networking technologies are experiencing significant growth in a broad sense, with a diverse range of service types becoming popular. According to a recent Broadband and Properties magazine report, a growing number of independent telecommunications companies are making investments in fiber to the home technology to enable more robust network services and capabilities. The current list of telecoms investing in FTTH is 12 times the size of the 2005 list, the report said.
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