Business networks are often like children: they grow unnoticed, sometimes in a disorganized and often unexpected way. The company can quickly end up with a large number of non-optimized equipment to manage, becoming a clutter with poorly identified cabling, inadequate connections and unused equipment that clutter often confined spaces.
But it keeps on growing: management wants to install a videoconferencing system, make backup copies of a subsidiary and keep them at the head office…
Can your network support these new features? The answer is probably not.
From there, problems multiply. Over time, users experience slowdowns, phone calls are sometimes jerky, intermittent breakdowns may even occur.
How to solve these problems? Where to look?
With a multitude of disparate equipment, and often without a centralized logging system, it is difficult to investigate and find a problem.
Network analysis: why and how
For ESI, each client is different. The most important part of our work is, first of all, to determine our client’s situation, and what led him to need a network analysis. An added feature? Intermittent breakdowns? A willingness to plan future investments to be made in the network?
Once this objective is established, we analyze the most recent network diagrams, if any. We examine the equipment, the configurations, the redundancy, the segmentation… We evaluate all this in order to assess the global health of the equipment.
We can thus identify:
- End-of-life equipment
- Equipment close to failure
- Configuration problems / optimization
- Limiting network points
But most importantly, depending on your needs, we help you identify priorities for investment in the network in the short, medium and long term.
At the end of the analysis, our clients obtain :
- An accurate view of their network
- An action plan on existing equipment
- An investment plan