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Boost Cloud Performance with Fiber Optic Internet Access

If you use the cloud for your business, you know that cloud computing is convenient and affordable. But you may not know that cloud services can use a lot of bandwidth. Let's take a deeper dive into the relationship between enterprise cloud solutions and your high-speed business Internet connection.

The app effect

Your business may use a cloud storage service like Box, OneDrive, Dropbox, or Google Drive. These services can help your organization save hard drive space on servers, and give your team an easy way to share files. But slow Internet speeds may be preventing you from using these services efficiently.

Perhaps your organization uses one or more line-of-business cloud applications like Salesforce, Office 365, NetSuite, or QuickBooks. Enterprise cloud solutions use a lot of bandwidth because, in most cases, they're essentially creating new web pages every time a new view is displayed. And when you consider that users may view hundreds of pages a day, this can add up to a lot of bandwidth, quickly. Unless you have a very small company, most business Internet plans won't be able to keep up with your bandwidth demands. Even a company with less than a dozen people can max out the shared bandwidth of a business Internet connection when using cloud technology.

Enterprise level bandwidth demands

You'll need to stay on top of how many people use your cloud-based subscriptions and how they are leveraging enterprise cloud solutions. Talk to your team about performance before and after you begin using the cloud for your business to learn whether you need to increase your bandwidth. Fiber optic Internet solutions may be needed to improve business and cloud performance.

Collaboration constraints

Other services can use a lot of bandwidth, as well. If employees use video conferencing or online training, whether it's a webinar, live instructor-led training, or simply streaming videos, you may suffer some latency with slower Internet connections. Fiber optic internet access can greatly reduce, or even eliminate, that latency.

Fiber Internet for VPN access

Since today's workforce is increasingly mobile, VPN access is another thing to consider. This is another example of how fiber optic Internet access can benefit your business. A fiber optic connection will not only help remote employees connect to the network faster, but it also provides added security when the connection is not shared with other subscribers.

Improved productivity

Most business Internet providers offer asynchronous service, meaning that upload and download speeds are different. Typically, upload speeds are about one tenth of the download speed you pay for. One of the benefits of fiber optic Internet access is synchronous speeds, meaning upload and download rates are symmetrical. This can make a huge difference when using cloud storage services.

Whether you need to upload large files or multiple smaller files, fast upload speeds can improve your team's overall productivity. A fiber optic Internet connection also gives you more stable bandwidth—your speeds won't fluctuate during high traffic time periods.

The bottom line? When you use the cloud for your business, you'll want to consider fiber optic Internet access. Cable ONE Business understands cloud computing and can help you find a scalable Fiber Internet plan to meet your company's needs now and in the future. Call us now at 855-555-5555, to learn more about how our state-of-the-art, best-in-class nationwide fiber optic backbone can give you super-reliable, blazingly fast speeds that can power your cloud services—and more.