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Technology Consumption Trends & Changing Network Landscape

Overview of Internet-Network-Connectivity

Although the cloud can provide incredible value to organizations by providing cost-effective services and applications, multi and hybrid cloud environments create various network configurations for access and deployment.  In order to ensure maximum value and reliability of cloud services and resources, organizations need to determine how they prefer to consume technology before determining the best network connectivity model as well as service providers to meet business needs.  

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between a public and private connection?
Public networks are anything utilizing the public Internet; all this traffic "shares" the same backbone/infrastructure, whereas a private connection uses a carrier's private backbone to ensure customers’ traffic is segmented and cannot be viewed or controlled by others. 
What are the benefits of private connectivity?

Private connectivity comes into play when you need to ensure prioritization of traffic classes and meet specific SLAs on jitter, latency, and throughput. Public internet does not honor QoS, and latency-sensitive applications are best placed over a private connection 

What is the difference between dedicated Internet and broadband Internet?

Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) provides guarantees for bandwidth through Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

Broadband is known as a best-effort service and can prove to be unreliable; however, broadband can prove to be a great backup solution. 

What's to stop you from getting multiple broadband connections for a higher speed then what is available in your area?

You are certainly welcome to do this if you have the equipment to load balance across the connections; however, from a redundancy standpoint, if one line is cut or there are issues upstream, both lines will suffer. 

Do you have to use the local telco or cable company for network services?

While the local LECs (local exchange carriers) and cable companies tend to have the major share of network facilities in any given area, aggregators and CLECs (competitive local exchange carrier) can provide an alternative option using the same service. Alternately, if you are in the densely populated metro, there are likely other network providers in the area that are competing against the LECs and cable companies that could provide additional service options. 

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