"The irrationality of a thing is not an argument against its existence, rather, a condition of it."
Are you considering a network upgrade to accommodate some new needs? Is there something you would like to put in place but you are struggling with the budget? Are you experiencing some issues with your infrastructure?
Whether you have immediate plans for upgrading or changing the infrastructure, there are always things to be improved, even if the budget would not allow for what you would like. A very limited budget is only one more reason to look into what you may have:
...a 10 gigabit backbone giving service to some remote closets service to a few IP phones. How much did it cost? Worst, did it include any measures to keep the latency down... and constant? Or, is this a situation where despite the huge investment, the users are still facing issues?
...a 40 gigabit backbone with the state of art technology, while the most important servers are using the same (if not lower) bandwidth and in many cases not having more than a few hundred megabit available due to its I/O
...a fully redundant network with more than half of its uplinks in standby. Will these go up when needed? How much did it cost each of these uplinks? And no, it is not the GBIC only, it is the GBIC slot, the blade and the chassis…
…a state of art WIFI deployed on top of an existing network, exhausting most of its resources and barely leaving any bandwidth for sensitive devices like phones, or other critical devices…The above are only a few examples on the most typical situations. We can find at least one of these issues in over 90% of the existing networks. And, if you are one of the luckiest 10% not experiencing any of these issues, maybe you would still like to consider how much is it costing in terms of hidden costs such as electricity and potential downtime.
What would be probability and the impact of a major failure? What are the critical (and many times forgotten especially when they seem insignificant) components which could impact large areas? How much it would cost in terms of downtime?
How much time would you need to react to it, considering all the steps required (get the right alarm, activate the contract, identify the issue, use, install and configure the spares and make it work)?
These are only a few other aspects where Cruxen may help whether we are designing a new network for you, redesigning the existing one or simply testing and hardening it.