Changes in IT Infrastructure with Work-from-home CultureJay Burse
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image source=”featured_image” img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]In just a few months the world has seen a new definition of what is normal. The normalcy of our previous lives no longer applies. The social life that was marked by social gatherings, parties, outings, etc has changed to movie nights on Netflix party, group games on houseparty, playing dress-up parties on skype, etc. The leisure that was signified by long drives and traveling seems like a distant dream and work-life that was marked by commute, office, and professional interaction has changed to working from your couch and zoom calls.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]While most IT and corporate employees are accustomed to working with technology, the more interactive professions like teachers, medical professionals, and fitness instructors have also now become reliant on technology. Until the recent circumstances unfolded you could have said that the internet drives most of our lives; now it has become the lynchpin of life itself, whether it is your work life, social life, seeing your loved ones, your doctor, your therapist, etc. This increased dependence on the network is sure to have an effect on the infrastructure that supports it. Let’s talk about how coronavirus will affect the IT infrastructure as we prepare ourselves to be able to go back to our previous ‘normal’.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]
- Widening the Cloud Coverage – Organizations, educational institutes, healthcare facilities, financial enterprises, etc will all want to be more prepared for future shocks. It is only logical that every enterprise will want to facilitate remote access and remote working by moving more services to the cloud. Considering the dramatic rise in the demand for cloud services, it is obvious that we will see much wider cloud coverage.
- Swift creation of Edge Sites – If there is one thing that quarantine has taught us, it is that we all need faster internet, instant processing, and real-time data. With the increasing demand for cloud services and cost considerations of real-time data, the speed of network distribution to edge sites will be accelerated. The speedy creation of new edge sites will call for quickly deployable and remotely manageable edge data centers.
- Focus on Residential Telecom Bandwidth – The traffic volumes will move from business locations with higher capacity to residential areas with limited capacities. With the complete volume being shifted to these nodes they might see issues like heat dissipation and convergence problems. The network companies will have to shift their focus to increase the residential telecom bandwidth to allow seamless internet for work and fun.
[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]As we create distance socially, our proximity to technology helps us adapt and create a more flexible world. Going forward we sure to strengthen the basis of our IT infrastructure to help us ensure business continuity.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]