Why our Network Maintenance is perfect for you
Network Maintenance is on the rise
Introducing predictive maintenance into your business is nothing new and has become increasingly popular over the last few years. With the option of break- fix or managed services, businesses are becoming increasingly more interested in investing in new maintenance plans, which are, economically, more sustainable in future. Investing in Network Maintenance can lead to significant savings for businesses of all sizes due to advancements in technology, such as more advanced hardware, as well as better tools to monitor networks. Yet even with the constant talk of network maintenance making a rise in the world of technology, it is largely unexplained what it actually is.
What does Network Maintenance include?
Network Maintenance includes troubleshooting network issues, installation, configuration and integration of systems, monitoring performance, keeping hardware and software updated, predicting oncoming defects and preventing them, and -arguably most important- preparing for network growth. Network maintenance helps speed up your operational processes and business performance by streamlining your networking systems.
Why is Network Maintenance on the rise?
Modernized world of technology
With the world of technology constantly changing and improving, the processes that manage these new assets must also modernize to keep up. Therefore, as businesses have become more and more digitalized, Network Maintenance has become popular. There are two ways Network Maintenance is offered to clients- structured or interrupt- driven. When choosing the structured approach, clients receive 24/7 monitoring of assets within their network, prediction and prevention of issues and updates when needed to allow processes to run smoothly. When opting for interrupt- driven Network Maintenance, also known as break- fix services, clients can receive on- site engineers fixing issues within their network as soon as possible. This service requires clients to contact a managed services provider when there is an issue within their network, which is fixed by engineers sent out, who then leave and move onto the next job. Break- Fix services are a one- time fix, when needed. Depending on the size of your network, Managed Services/ Structured Network Maintenance is usually the most cost- effective, as issues can be prevented for a lower price, rather than fixed for a higher price.
What’s most popular?
Depending on the size of your business, the option you choose may be different. Large organizations with big networks usually opt for managed services, as it can mean there is reduced downtime due to assets being constantly monitored. Break-Fix can be a popular option with smaller businesses who haven’t decided to choose managed services, or for businesses with a smaller network, meaning there are less issues likely to arise. If was discovered that approximately 42% of unplanned downtime for organisations is due to equipment failure in a business’ network. These stats have caused a global increase in popularity for managed services organisations over the last few years. If network maintenance procedures are not updated, it can lead to system failures due to lack of monitoring. The right resources to monitor network assets is essential to business continuity and increased uptime.
Is there a catch?
With the benefits Network Maintenance brings, many people are scared to opt in in case there is a catch. Yet, in the years managed services have been around, there are only positive things to say about them. All companies offer different services depending on their agreements so the benefits can be subjective, however, the benefits of network maintenance largely outweigh the costs. The initial cost of Network Maintenance SLAs can be expensive; however, it can turn out to be more cost effective in the long run, rather than opting for break fix network maintenance every time.
Whether you have a Network maintenance agreement or not, there will always be issues with your network, as nothing runs smoothly forever, despite the environment it is in. Network Maintenance reduces the risk of these incidents, meaning reduced downtime for your business. The facts are, you could have issues without a company to fix them or have issues with a TPM provider to solve them as soon as possible.
What are the benefits?
As mentioned before, the benefits can be subjective depending on the provider you choose, as well as the type of business you have. However, the main benefits that companies look for are cost, ease and time, all within a contract with no ties. Network Maintenance is proven to be largely cost effective, as the costs of repairing network issues outweighs the costs of monitoring and preventing issues in the long run. The main reason organizations opt for Network Maintenance is because hiring a team of engineers, training them and managing them is, to a large degree, more expensive. This means it’s also easier to off load network issues to another company, as its less hassle. The time taken to hire and train employees greatly outweighs the time it takes for managed service providers to send out engineers when an issue arises. Lastly, TPM providers supply SLA’s (Service Level Agreements) to their clients, meaning there are no ties- like a contract- and the services they receive are tailored to their business’ needs.
Is my OEM supported?
Velez managed Services are a Third-Party Maintenance Provider who can supply Network Maintenance to businesses all over the globe, at any time. Velez support Networks from almost all OEM’s, including Arista, Brocade Cisco, Dell and Juniper. Business don’t have to worry about their OEM not being supported, as Velez have engineers trained with almost all OEMs, anywhere in the world. Having provided services for large, global companies around the world, Velez are a trusted Network Maintenance Provider, and can provide support tailored to you, no matter the size of your business size.
To find out more about what services are fit for your business, you can call one of our team at
+44 (0) 20 3916 5004 for advice, or visit our website (velezmanagedservices.com) for more information.