It is true that not all network infrastructures are the same, and this is a direct consequence of the environment in which they are deployed as well as its requirements. Network infrastructures that provide connectivity to business environments can be categorized into two types: Enterprise networks and Small and Medium Business (SMB) networks. But what are the real differences between the two types of network?

Enterprise networks

SMB networks as their name suggests, provide service and connectivity to small and medium-sized enterprises. However, Enterprise networks are deployed in large corporations or campuses that tend to have other types of requirements with greater complexity.

Medium Business (SMB) networks

Differences between an Enterprise network and an SMB network

Some of the requirements and key points that distinguish an Enterprise network from an SMB network are as follows:

  • It is essential that Enterprise networks offer greater scalability and availability, as they support more critical services compared to an SMB network.
  • SMB networks should offer a perfect balance between performance and simplicity of setup and configuration.
  • Enterprise networks support a greater number of protocols, and therefore, may require more time to configure and/or maintain.
  • SMB networks provide a better price-performance ratio.

Visiotech, in its pursuit to add value to the different types of network infrastructure, has found the perfect partner in the manufacturer Ruijie. Ruijie has a wide portfolio of solutions for all types of Enterprise networks where, as mentioned above, scalability and high availability are key. Moreover, unlike other manufacturers that only cover a niche market, Ruijie is also able to respond to the SMB network market thanks to its Reyee brand. The main objective of this brand is to simplify the implementation, configuration and maintenance of all deployed networks.

Differences between an Enterprise network and an SMB network

Reyee: Simplify your Network

One of the tools that, together with Reyee devices, help to simplify the deployment of a network is the Ruijie Cloud smartphone application. With this app, the complete configuration can be performed to meet all the usual requirements of a medium-sized network.

Reyee's Self Organizing Network (SON) technology is another key to making network configuration much more agile. SON technology is responsible for discovering all the devices in the network, deciding what role each device has and how they are interconnected with each other. In this way all the information and configuration of the topology is shared between devices in an automated way.

Ruijie Cloud smartphone application

Having the same manufacturer offering solutions for different types of infrastructures and verticals has great advantages. The main one is that, once the knowledge of configuration and deployment is acquired, an integrator can develop all types of projects, both Enterprise and SMB.