In an enterprise landscape where requirements can be complex and the market is shifting through provider consolidation and rapidly evolving solutions, infrastructure design is more important than ever. Not only do companies need an understanding of what their end user requirements are, but they also need to know how the disparate elements of their infrastructure should align and interconnect to meet those end-user demands.

Network performance metrics have changed, and careful design exercises are vital to optimal, scalable cloud services, high bandwidth networks and colocation projects. NEF's design solutions are led by veterans in the industry with decades of deep hands-on experience and close ties to the providers themselves. Whether design needs include deploying cloud solutions, increasing bandwidth, creating diversity, selecting data center sites or implementing BC/DR, NEF is the go-to source for infrastructure design.

Backed by a deep understanding of IT infrastructure and a legacy of experience in designing global networks, NEF adds years of niche experience to any infrastructure design project. Companies benefit from NEF's objectivity and continually updated data sources to make smarter design investments in  nimble, efficient infrastructure that ensures a strong end user experience. 

Before starting your next project, discover how NEF's infrastructure design solutions can set your infrastructure up for success. Talk with us today.

Our Solutions

Hybrid Cloud

The cloud enables a new level of scalability and flexibility in IT environments. Understanding how the cloud can benefit an enterprise based on specific business objectives requires in-depth knowledge of cloud infrastructure from concept and planning to design.

Cloud Connectivity

Shifting to the cloud is a major focus for many enterprise IT teams, and the connectivity component is an important consideration. Learn more about the cloud connectivity options that best align budgetary and network requirements.

Low Latency

As end-users continue to wield major influence on infrastructures, latency-sensitive architectures have become commonplace. Find out how businesses can optimize their network infrastructure to deliver a high performance end-user experience.


Diversity can mean various things in network design, and understanding the nuances of diversity can make the difference in meeting a requirement and missing a key element of a network. With the right data and research in the design phase, companies can ensure their diversity requirements are met.


Multi-site infrastructure requires a much greater degree of planning and design than a simple point-to-point connection. Factoring in disparate geographic locations, user groups and applications, and connectivity options is vital to deploying the right multi-site network.

Network Redesign

The IT landscape has changed dramatically, led by the change in how users access data and their expectations around network performance. Instead of relying solely on traditional point-to-point connections and MPLS networks, infrastructure has evolved to meet the growing amount of users over various devices.

Cloud Executive Summary

Despite being considered a “go-to” solution by many enterprises, the cloud is one of the most talked-about yet misconceived subjects in telecom. Unfortunately, this is driving many IT departments to make misaligned investments or fail to take full advantage of their cloud solution.

The “Cloud Executive Summary” provides a comprehensive look at the cloud – facts, fiction, misunderstandings and all.


Articles on Network Design

NEF Telecom Talk – Is MPLS Dead?

  Topic: Choosing Between MPLS and SD-WAN Guest: NEF VP of Sales John Pomposello The emergence of software-defined networking has led many companies to believe MPLS is no longer…

A Look at SD-WAN

Software defined networking hit the scene and has had ripple effects on the industry. One particularly relevant offshoot is the software-defined wide area network or SD-WAN. Many businesses…

What Is Software-Defined Networking?

Back in April, Verizon announced plans to adopt software-defined networking, dropping network hardware like routers and switches for a software solution. Two things stuck out to us –…


Working with multiple vendors on a project like this is not easy, and we were fortunate to have a tenacious resource like NEF to pull the parts together, cut through the red tape and complete the project.

Black Duck Software

NEF is the real deal. I was more than impressed with the real world presentation they gave to us and level of detail and knowledge they had on the physical spaces and how the fiber runs…They’ve been a bright spot in getting this data center up and running.

EDF Energy Services

NEF is a trusted partner for Skybox as we examine new expansion opportunities.  No matter the market or location, we know that NEF has the resources and expertise to meet our key objectives in a timely manner.

Skybox Datacenters

Didja operates a hybrid cloud (AWS and a multi-city data center ops) to support millions of consumer operations for TV Apps. NEF designed a completely diverse network for us and helped establish a Border Gateway Protocol for network failover, ensuring 100% uptime. We look forward to continuing to work with NEF as we expand into additional markets, delivering content closer to our end users over a low-latency, failsafe connection.

Didja, Inc.

I was highly impressed with the level of detail and analysis as well as the expertise demonstrated in the Connectivity Report. We are using it to help us make a major budget decision, and the information and maps were illuminating on many levels. Well worth the spend to get the data.

Cushman & Wakefield

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