What causes a network to be slow?

What you really want to know is how to get the best performance out of your systems, not just “What causes a network to be slow?”

All systems have operational limitations — some are “service” not hardware limits. In a report from The Guardian: “Major internet providers slowing traffic speeds for thousands across US”, showing that performance is not just capability.

There are many steps you can take to optimize your use of the resources available. Coordinating high volume traffic operations like backups, holding online meetings (i.e. video conferences and online demos), or a major release operation of your product when there are many users active at the same time will reduce the added overhead of system resource sharing. Using a “Resource Budget” will allow you to schedule events for the best use and time for your business.

Preventive Maintenance (PM) applies to both hardware and software. Simply checking and cleaning system components will make sure you get maximum performance out of your systems. A “loose connection” can degrade performance to a point of failure. A well configured hub will reduce time for maintenance, upgrades, and repairs, preventing costly time-consuming mistakes. Software maintenance isn’t just for fixing defects, it is necessary for secure reliable operation.

System failures are unexpected events that impact performance considerably. You want an always on service – no outages or data loss allowed. Downtime can be prevented by using an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) and minimized with Data Cloud Backups.

We know that performance is important to you. Contact us for the services you need to maximize your operation.