The network is the backbone of your IT; without a strong backbone, your IT equipment, printers, phones, and much more simply won’t function correctly. A network is defined as a connection between two or more computers, either by a cable or wireless connection, for the purposes of sharing data and resources.
There are various different network configurations, and choosing the right one for your business, school, or organisation is critical to deliver the most efficient and secure IT communication system possible. Coming from a small business background, we fully understand the needs and challenges of IT network configuration at this scale, although we can set up networks for larger organisations too.
LANS, WANS, VPNs
You will need LAN services or local area network services. This service tends to be confined to one building and uses wired cables (or wireless) for fast, low-cost communication between PCs, printers, storage devices and other IT office equipment.
The number of connected devices can range from two to more than a thousand, and it’s also possible to set up wireless versions (WLANS). A WLAN service (i.e. Wi-Fi) is an example of a small client-server network. Various devices are connected to the router, which acts as a server for the organisation. The router is then connected to a much larger network (the internet).
For remote access to your organisation’s applications and data, you will likely need to set up a virtual private network (VPN). The VPN setup normally uses the internet but creates a virtual tunnel connection to ensure security while opening up access to remote employees. In all cases, we can handle all cabling, access control, configuration and testing to ensure your network is fit for purpose.
Wide area networks (WANS) are set up by larger organisations or businesses with multiple locations. They connect multiple smaller networks using leased lines or packet-switching technologies.
Different Network Configurations
The two main categories of network configuration are the traditional server-client, whereby client workstations request services from one or more central servers, and peer-to-peer networks, with all devices on the network acting as both server and client.
The type of network configuration you need for your business or organisation will depend on many factors, which we will be happy to discuss so that you will feel confident that you are making the right decision.
Discuss Your Network Needs with Limbtec
Given the importance of IT services to enterprises of all sizes, choosing the right network type and configuration for your specific needs will be one of the most important business decisions you will ever make. Limbtec will help you to make that decision so you can design, implement, and manage it efficiently.
Tailored Network Maintenance
No computer network will continue to serve you reliably and securely without regular planned maintenance. In addition to setting up your network, Limbtec can provide you with a fixed price, tailored maintenance package suitable for your business needs and budget. Contact us for more information about our prices or packages.