Why Enterprise Systems?
In the past year, I have noticed a dramatic increase in the number of connected devices in the home. By connected, I mean devices that run solely on your network connection. The most prevalent being smart TVs. Often times, we’ll install a few throughout the entire home. A study has shown that 74% of US homes have at least one connected tv device. Although homes seem more connected than ever, these devices need a stable and reliable network to host all these connections. Often times, clients will report that their home network is slow and refer to us for home tech expertise. The common denominator is their connection that isn’t powerful enough to simultaneously bear all these connections.
I can’t think of anything worse than the Wifi connection ending abruptly and having to call your service provider for troubleshooting. In today’s world, this is more than just an inconvenience, it can cause a whole ordeal of problems not just in your home, but your work and business as well. Virtually every device we use runs on a Wifi connection. Think about how many devices and systems you use in your home that run off these connections; smartphones, smart TVs, tablets, Ipads, video cameras, lighting systems, baby monitors, alarm systems, etc. We have come a long way since Wifi connections could be accessed from any device at any particular location and time. But now, we want bigger, better, and of course, faster.
Enterprise systems deliver immeasurable speeds at 5Ghz instead of 2.4 GHz, which is typically the standard you’ll see in most homes. With the 2.4 GHz Wifi, it supports up to 450 to 600 Mbps while the 5Ghz supports up to 1300 Mbps. With more space, The 5 GHz band is substantially less congested, meaning stronger and more stable connections and fewer interruptions.
5Hgz delivers connections at higher frequencies, therefore creating less traffic among your devices. Devices will no longer interfere with one another. Think of 5Ghz as a 5 lane highway and 2.4Ghz as a 2 lane; the 5 lane highway delivers more room creating less traffic and roadblocks. We don’t think about the inconvenience until there is a metaphorical “accident” or “bump in the road” that delays us from our destination. Let’s put this in perspective, it’s Superbowl Sunday and you’re hosting a party at your house for the monumental event. You have a house full of guests trying to live stream or access their devices. Just picture the number of devices your network has to support. How tragic would it be if there was a slow network connection or even a network kickoff? A 5Ghz network can handle more Wifi devices simultaneously with faster video and voice streaming.
5Ghz Wifi delivers more channels. Here is a graph to give you a visual of the absence of overlapping channels. With 2.4 GHz, there is a prevalence in overlap among channels, causing more delays and interruptions while the 5Ghz bandwidth provides a full channel width without overlaps.
Here is another graph depicting download speeds with the two different networks. It is measuring the download throughput and interference volume. Among faster download speeds, you can depict the significance in interferences. The 2.4 GHz network has more “ups and down” meaning that there are more intervals and delays in the connection. The 5Ghz network displays a more consistent connection and fewer lags or disturbances.
With enterprise-grade network solutions, consumer-grade networks just don’t compare. Enterprise systems deliver stability, reliability, and consistency and overall improved performance. Enterprise systems became more prevalent in businesses that needed a powerful network to host immeasurable connections, but now they have become a popular necessity in today’s modern home. The system is able to carry all data and multiple connections into one centralized database. Here are just a few additional reasons why Enterprise Systems are worth considering in your home.
- Reduced Costs
Having an enterprise networking system can save you big bucks in the long run. Initial start-up costs may be more than you hoped for, but think about how much you’ll be saving on maintenance, repairs, and update costs in the future. The immeasurable lifespan of 100,000 hours will keep you from having to keep up with damage and repair costs. You’ll be surprised how much you’ll receive on your return on investment.
- Reliability and Consistency
Not only do these systems boast impressive speeds, but overall improved performance in the workplace or at home. It keeps a consistent network running to reassure that all services, data, or devices are always connected. No more having to call maintenance for constant troubleshooting.
- Top-notch security
This system provides impeccable security measures to ensure that your data will not be breached or lost. Many well-known companies have been involved with security breach incidents that have cost thousands in data retrieval and even then, some data was never restored. Feel a sense of security knowing that your information is safe across your company or household.
- Better Control and Management
Think of this system as a middleman for all your other applications, systems, and devices. Through this system, it allows all other programs to effortlessly communicate and share information with each other effectively. You’ll be able to access your data from multiple devices wherever you are. If problems do arise, You will feel more in control over your systems.
Every foundation needs a flawless network to deliver superior quality. These systems use state of the art devices to support these powerful connections such as Cisco enterprise-grade routers and switches along with Ruckus Wireless controllers and access points.
By: Wendy Wang