In the ever changing fast paced networking world, technology is always evolving to keep up with the demands from companies that are looking for more bandwidth. In fact, there are several new networking technologies that are promising to make an impact on tomorrow’s infrastructure for networking design.
With the explosion of the World Wide Web, as well as the use of IP networking for these companies, these suppliers have been constantly devising ways to not only make these networks affordable, but also much simpler to deploy. This also means that users are now faced with a new set of challenges.
The Shortage Of IP Addresses
The popularity of using IP for networking has resulted in an unexpected shortage of IP addresses. Also, the demand for more bandwidth from these companies have caused suppliers to consider cheaper wide area technologies for networking.
So, what does this mean? Companies that are using wireless LANS are now facing the reality that their equipment is now obsolete as the current wireless LANS are being replaced by updated ones.
Network suppliers are also in support of having a standard of power over these networks that claims it will be much easier for any user to simply plug their wireless devices into any of these networks.
Power Over LAN
Also, known as POL, Power over LAN uses network cables to send electricity over a regular LAN network. The main use of these cables is to offer data and power to different network devices using one cable. One POL feature is that these cables allow users to install these devices to access points that do not have any existing power. For example, these cables can be used to power rooftop spaces.
The standard amount of power delivered by this technology is generally limited to 15.4W. Many suppliers believe that this is enough power to run many devices that are connected to the network such as charging laptops or smartphones.
Networking With Power Lines
During the initial stages of getting broadband deployed, it was considered that data could be transmitted via power lines. The technology worked with the use of electrical distribution that could not only provide Internet access and also electricity. However, a box was required at the premises of the end user to keep electrical signals separate from data.
Users can expect to receive around 1M bits per second, and this is compared to high speed cable connections.
IP Networking With v6.0
This has been a major target within the IT industry for over ten years. This standard has been driven by the fact that public use of IP addresses is decreasing and this has only been exacerbated by the increasing wireless devices that have entered into the market. It is also aiming to address shortcomings that are within the IPv4 standard.
The need for more space for IP addresses is generally the reason why businesses choose to move to an IPv6. However, this entails more than just choosing IP addresses from a larger pool. Addresses can now be moved into different parts.
As technology continues to change, so will networking technology. Find the one best suited for your business.