You’ve no doubt heard about fibre internet by now. It’s been hailed as the next best thing in enterprise connectivity. Think of it as a super-charged version of ADSL that offers a faster connection and improved network reliability.
Fibre internet installations around the country are heating up, becoming available in a growing number of businesses. And its benefits make this next generation of internet solution a game-changer for employees working in the cloud.
Whether it’s creating documents and spreadsheets, sharing content, or backing up data — fibre presents the perfect opportunity to drive cloud computing workloads to new heights.
With cloud being the new normal and fibre being the new connectivity standard, this blog will take a closer at how fibre will have an impact on cloud computing.
Cloud data, marketing assets, and video conferencing all require an internet connection with faster speeds and low latency, and that is exactly what fibre promises. With speeds of up to 200Mbps, you can rest assured that your teams will have uninterrupted access to the cloud. Your teams can work seamlessly with no delays or hitches even during periods of high demand because of this internet solution’s high bandwidth capacity.
Fibre has proven to be the most reliable and resilient technology during times of natural disaster. Case in point: during Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in the United States, news outlets reported that cloud data centres in Miami and Houston continued to operate thanks to their fibre internet networks. While such extremities are rare here in South Africa, the above example just goes on to show that your team’s productivity is less likely to suffer from data loss and network outages. Because fibre internet is extremely durable your business will remain connected to the cloud despite local conditions.
Since cloud computing services are available online, cyber security is a legitimate concern. With traditional copper cables, hackers use a tapping device to extract valuable information from your cloud system. Fibre lines transmit data via pulses of light, which makes it much harder to intercept transmissions. It takes advanced equipment and expertise in fiber cabling to carry out an attack. What’s more, fiber networks do not radiate signals, which makes them harder to spot. Coupled with your cloud service’s own security solutions, your teams can collaborate safely in the cloud without having to worry about data breaches.
By adopting a robust fibre internet network, you can expect to see significant improvements when it comes to cloud access. Increased network speeds and consistent connectivity means that your employees can be more responsive and productive when working in the cloud. And as a business, you want to invest in a connectivity solution that offers you the best service for your budget and needs, so if you’re looking to set up a fibre network that can support your cloud, contact us today.