Boundless 101: What is Network Provisioning?

In the IT world, network provisioning is a must. If you have never heard of it, then this is the article for you.

In this article, we will go over the basics of network provisioning. By the end of it, you should know the ins and outs and benefits of utilizing this process. 

So let’s get into what network provisioning is all about.

What is Network Provisioning?

To put it simply, network provisioning is just a process of setting up a network for devices, people, and servers to use. It’s all about connecting the three in one place.

How it works

Now that you know what network provisioning is, you might be asking yourself, how does it work?
Basically, you create a new network and allow the users, servers, and devices to connect and work in harmony. If it is all in one network, it is easier and more efficient for everyone to access the same information and provide security.

How is it different from Service, User, and Server Provisioning?

What makes network provisioning different from service, user, and server provisioning is that the network is the home for all of these. To have or provide the three provisioning processes, you need the network to house them all. It is the basic foundation to set up the rest and provide security for all as well.

What are its benefits?

Utilizing network provisioning will give you a lot of benefits. You can increase the efficiency of your business and make operations more secure.

For example, let’s say you have a business and want to connect your customers to your product. 

By utilizing network provisioning, you can get the customers, their devices, and your servers all working together to better your business. If it’s all on one network, then providing security for everything is easier, further helping you.

Best practices

When implementing network provisions, it’s best to follow these three practices.
  1. Have more than anticipated – It is always best to have more provisions available than less. But you must be careful not to add too much, expand slowly over time while keeping more than you need at any given moment.
  2. Know your IT network – By knowing your network, you can better understand the upgrades you need or the direction your IT roadmap is going. This is very helpful in maintaining your network provisions.
  3. Be ready for changes – Always have security measures put into place for any major or abrupt changes; they will happen. You might need to make a quick change, so your network must be ready for that. This one can be hard to gauge, be flexible.

The Bottom Line

Network provisioning is just a way to connect and provide security for users, devices, and servers. It is the optimal way of providing more efficiency to your business or network.

By having network provisioning, you will make everything easier for you, your users, and your customers.

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