Let’s come clean ‘Remo-vid’ (remote working during Covid-19) is made up. What’s not made up is the connection between data and road traffic – If the infrastructure isn’t there, the traffic will not flow.
We’ve all been sat in a traffic jam and some wise crack say’s ‘can’t they just build more lanes?!’. Imagine if they could, and if they did before the traffic actually hit the road.
You can for your data.
With most people working remotely now, when the workforce returns to the office data traffic volumes are going to explode. Think about it – authentication handshakes, domain control configuration changes, e-mail caching updates, anti-virus definition updates, anti-virus scans, behavioural analytics, file transfers, the list goes on and bear in mind these are happening in all directions across the network.
Considering almost every user has more than one device that is a lot of traffic, a lot of congestion and potential for a network meltdown on day 1!
Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity often overlooks the return to normality. This is the next phase everyone is facing and eacs is already working to resolve.
The resolution isn’t complex, it isn’t flashy or fancy, but simplicity is key – make sure you have the bandwidth available for the network to support this traffic. This means 10gbe core switching at the very least with the right measures in place to manage the traffic.