Navigating the Cloud: The Crucial Role of Scalable Network Infrastructure in Tech Success

10/05/2024

In today's cloud-centric and application-focused environment, high capacity and scalability have become key factors to success - even more so when considering the substantial size of data sets needing to be transported and processed, which range from hundreds of Gigabits to Terabits.

Tech companies especially should care about the diversity of their network infrastructure and scale of their chosen suppliers for several important reasons. Let’s take a look at the main ones:

Reliability and Redundancy: a diverse and scalable network ensures reliability and redundancy in communication and data transfer. Having alternative routes helps maintain the continuity of services. This is crucial for tech companies that rely heavily on uninterrupted connectivity and data availability.

Performance Optimization: a diverse network also allows for load balancing and optimized performance. Tech companies often handle large volumes of data, and a well-distributed network can help distribute workloads efficiently, which reduces latency and ensures faster data transfers.

Global Reach and Accessibility: For tech companies with a global user base, choosing suppliers with a broad geographical reach is vital. This ensures widespread coverage contributing to an enhanced end-user experience and market expansion.

Scalability: As tech companies grow, they need a network that can scale with their increasing demands. A supplier with a scalable infrastructure allows for seamless expansion without compromising performance or reliability. This is essential for handling sudden spikes in user activity or accommodating company growth.

Regulatory Compliance: Different regions may have specific regulations and compliance requirements. Choosing a supplier that has a direct presence in multiple countries, local entities, expertise and access, can help comply with specific legal and regulatory standards in different locations.

Evidently, some network providers are better positioned than others to meet such challenges.

In the current inflationary landscape, many network operators have significantly reduced (or worse, stopped altogether) investments to expand or upgrade their network infrastructure. Why is this important?

Firstly, tech companies need to consider latency and traffic optimization to provide a better experience to their end users: the higher the latency, the slower the performance. Choosing a supplier that is consistently expanding and investing in new technologies naturally aligns with a greater guarantee of success.

Furthermore, very few European service providers can claim full ownership of their network, from the ground up, and with local expert teams in each country. With fully owned infrastructure, one supplier is responsible for the performance, management and provisioning of the connectivity that companies purchase, meaning that guaranteeing optimal performance for business-critical applications will never be a problem.

By choosing suppliers with a scalable and secure network, extensive presence and financial stability, tech companies can better position themselves to meet the challenges of a dynamic and competitive digital landscape.

Cristina Crucini
Director Marketing at EXA Infrastructure
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