What is Network Infrastructure?

To run a business smoothly, you need a solid network infrastructure. But, what is it exactly? Network infrastructure connects systems and devices through wired or wireless means (using an entry point such as a router). It’s also made up of hardware and software. Together, they enable network connectivity and communication between users, services, applications, processes and external networks (e.g., the Internet). Anything involved in the network, from servers to wireless routers and access points come together to make up a business’s network infrastructure.

How Has Infrastructure Changed?

Today, many businesses are primarily using a wireless network infrastructure as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, many businesses now use a combination of in-office and remote work. For this reason, a wireless infrastructure is essential to supporting the hybrid workplace environment. This way workers can reliably and securely access the network anytime, anywhere, from any device. In addition to this, the use of apps for collaboration and communication also demands a wider embrace of a wireless network infrastructure.

Wireless Infrastructure

The following are basic components found in wireless network:

  1. Wireless Access Points: are essential to enable wireless network connectivity, but the type of access point a business uses will depend on its specific needs.
  2. Networking Switches: switches break the overall network into smaller groups so that local traffic in one area doesn’t impact it in another area, they can be managed or unmanaged.
  3. Routers: device that directs traffic between different computers and other network hardware.

San Diego Business Networking Solutions

No matter the communications needs of your business, Shultz Audio Video can create an environment of seamless communication and easy collaboration, highlighting your key business objectives along the way. So, whether you need our networking experts to install a robust, secure and user-friendly network at your business, or you need network cabling we can help. From video walls and conference rooms to huddle rooms, we’ve got you covered! We construct the infrastructures needed for a comprehensive and robust network aimed at keeping your people and resources connected. Call us today at (760) 505-7461 for an in-office consultation! Or fill out the contact form below.

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