How can we improve our network performance with the advent of VoIP phone systems with their increased Quality of Service overhead, as well as the increase in all other Internet traffic?
An often overlooked solution involves the use of VLANs (Virtual LANs). A VLAN acts like an ordinary LAN, but connected devices don't have to be physically connected to the same segment.
Virtual LAN Technology allows IT managers some flexibility in setting up more efficient networks. Department users and resources may be grouped to provide the most logical and fastest connections. Physical ports are not the only way to separate traffic anymore!
MAC (moves/adds/changes) can now be performed via software instead of wiring closet visits. Any size company with a large enough network that needs to be segmented may benefit from VLAN technology.
System Engineer - Interlink