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Data remains a centralized need for businesses as the world continues to change. With the rapid increase in data demand, 123NET engineered the hub and spoke model. This future-proof solution applies to more than just large corporations and can help clients grow, adapt, and pivot their network configuration based on their unique path.

Hub and spoke network topology graph of the 123NET network.

Design of the Hub & Spoke Model

This ‘Hub and Spoke’ model uses private connections to link client network equipment in 123NET’s Carrier Neutral Data Centers (the Hub) to client facilities (the Spoke). Internet, private, exchange, and cloud connections are made in the data center’s hub and transported over private connections back to client sites on the spoke. This results in a system capable of rapidly scaling the quantity and size of connections. Additionally, 123NET’s carrier-neutral facilities attract new carriers and network providers, increasing clients’ options to deliver on local, national, or global project requirements.

The Future of the Hub & Spoke Model

As the digital landscape continues to evolve, the Hub & Spoke model’s flexibility is a crucial asset for organizations navigating the complexities of data management. In an era where data is growing exponentially, the model’s capacity for scalability becomes increasingly vital. Additionally, as technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning continue to mature and become integrated into business operations, the need for efficient, secure, and reliable data transport mechanisms like the Hub & Spoke model will only grow. The model’s ability to adapt to changing data patterns and volumes positions it as a cornerstone for future enterprise network architectures.

Enhancing Security with the Hub & Spoke Model

Security is a paramount concern for any data-driven organization. The Hub & Spoke model addresses this concern by creating a centralized, controlled environment for data exchange, offering enhanced security. By reducing the number of touchpoints between data sources and destinations, the model minimizes the potential for data breaches. Moreover, consolidating connections at the hub allows for more efficient implementation of security measures, such as firewalls and intrusion detection systems, thereby providing additional protection against cyber threats. Thus, the Hub & Spoke model optimizes data transport and fortifies an organization’s security posture.

Who Can Benefit 

With the 123NET Hub & Spoke Model, all necessary resources are within reach for clients, creating a long-term, adaptable solution.