As enterprises evolve to meet new economic conditions and global business requirements, where and how business is transacted is changing faster than ever. Videoconferencing, desktop virtualization, and cloud computing are just a few of the technologies that are setting a new pace of change for business interaction and collaboration. Users' experience with Web-based applications and on-demand high-definition video from consumer providers such as YouTube is fueling a fundamental shift in where people do their jobs and how they consume applications and services.
In short, workers want seamless access to applications and content from anywhere and at any time. Content and applications must be available instantly, whether they are delivered from a workstation, a virtual data center, or the Internet.
To meet the demand for consumer-driven IT, including for theater-quality video, interactive multimedia and mobile access, enterprises must have a network is high performance from the core to the edge—and the network must be flexible, secure, easily managed, and of course, cost-efficient.
Video is the biggest driver of traffic growth on enterprise networks. Users are quickly growing accustomed to consuming information visually, and organizations are adopting video and interactive content for meetings and training.
By 2013, more than 25 percent of the documents that workers see in a day will be dominated by pictures, video or audio, according to Gartner. Other estimates show that networks will experience a 600 percent increase in bandwidth requirements because of users’ demand for business video and collaboration.
Enterprises must address users’ insatiable demand for real-time and on-demand video and multimedia applications, and they must do so within significant IT budget and personnel constraints. IT organizations are struggling to keep pace with exponential traffic increases and the shift toward mobile access to video and business content.
HP FlexCampus enables the new wave of business multimedia communications with an advanced, high-performance converged wired and wireless network.