Protect your business and reduce the chance of interruptions to your operations via a Business Continuity & Availability solution
Your business depends on information technology more than ever before. Which is why your organization cannot afford the impact a site outage, disaster or operational disruption might have on your business operations.
Business Continuity & Availability solutions help you evaluate your business requirements, assess business and technology operational risks, determine the potential impact of disruptions and gauge your ability to comply with regulatory requirements. Our service personnel help you define, implement and manage solutions that enable you to secure your infrastructure protect your data and information and align your availability and business continuity objectives to your business requirements.Top of Page
Enterprise IT Management & Monitoring
Network monitoring and management software enables you to quickly detect, diagnose, and resolve network performance problems and outages - before you start getting calls asking if the network is down.
One of the solutions is SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor software which is an affordable, easy to use network monitoring tool that lets you try, buy, deploy, and use. That means you can spend your time actually monitoring your network rather than supporting your network monitoring software
Network Availability and Performance Monitoring
Network Performance Monitor monitors network device and interface availability and performance indicators, such as bandwidth utilization, packet loss, latency, errors, discards, CPU, and memory for SNMP and WMI-enabled devices.
- Monitor network performance indicators, such as disk space, CPU load, memory utilization, bandwidth utilization, packet loss, latency, errors, discards, and quality of service for any SNMP-enabled devices
- Conduct detailed performance monitoring and analysis of network elements
- Hover over a network object to see additional details about the object, including status, IP address, machine type, and percent loss
SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) is a comprehensive performance monitoring, fault management, and network availability tool to ensure that your network is always running at peak performance. Via a cutting-edge, customizable web interface, Network Performance Monitor gives you a unified view into the performance of thousands of nodes and interfaces on your network. From a single web page, you can drill into any element on your network to see exactly what's happening in real time.
Network Performance Monitor's web interface provides real-time views of network performance and availability statistics, as well as detailed monitoring and analysis of data from routers, switches, servers, and any other SNMP-enabled devices. This performance monitoring data alerts you to poor network conditions like slow traffic, loss of packets, or impaired devices.
With Network Performance Monitor, you can also automatically monitor and set alerts on disk space, CPU load, and memory utilization for your network devices. With out-of-the-box support for many vendors and operating systems, Network Performance Monitor ensures that you can easily collect and alert on conditions that could potentially cause a network outage or performance degradation.Top of Page
What Is Network Optimization?
This means different things to different people. It may include updating core switching and routing to 1, 10, or 100 GB options to improve bandwidth shortages and maintain network resiliency. Or adding load balancing devices to improve performance of those critical applications that are now being centralized within the data center, across the enterprise, or in the cloud. WAN optimization techniques can improve efficiencies over expensive links, reduce latency, and improve the user experience at remote locations. Network management tools are also an option to deliver higher visibility and control across both the wired and wireless network.
Technology trends are coming at a rapid pace and challenging IT staff and other business decision makers in a dramatic way. Mobility, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), cloud, virtualization, network security, software defined networking (SDN), and IPv6 are not easy technologies to assimilate into networks. We can help you with these undertakings with solutions, services, experience, and expertise. Our partnerships with industry leading networking providers can become a real advantage to your organization.
What Comprises A Network Optimization Solution?
Effective network solutions include the following elements:
Before mapping out a strategy, it’s critical to assess the types of traffic on your network, how it is being accessed and routed, and where bottlenecks appear. A comprehensive network assessment can be conducted with in‑house staff or through a third‑party provider.
Network components such as routers, switches, and wireless access points help create a unified access approach to integrated wired and wireless networks. Key components should be hot swappable and redundant and include modular software management support and upgrade paths.
Using data de‑duplication algorithms, traffic prioritization, and TCP protocols can deliver LAN‑like performance over the WAN. WAN accelerators also reduce chatty application traffic reducing the latency of bandwidth‑intensive traffic.
Application Delivery Controllers (ADC)
Offload server processing of Web‑based applications from Web servers. ADC’s feature software to help load balance traffic, manipulate content, and may contain advanced routing capabilities and monitoring tools.
Voice and Data Services
Application delivery solutions can reduce or eliminate the need for bandwidth upgrades. They offer an opportunity to re‑evaluate your existing voice and data needs and telecommunications agreements for additional cost savings.
Overall network security is essential for smooth operations and to protect an organziation's assets.
Network Management platforms enable services and applications to operate in a seamless manner across the network.
How Will Network Optimization Solutions Benefit My Organization?
Employing network optimization solutions can help:
- Reduce application latency to remote end-users
- Create multiple pathways to ensure application availability
- Centralize the network environment
- Decrease operating and management costs
- Maximize bandwidth utilization
- Postpone the need to upgrade WAN bandwidth
- Improve disaster recovery position by speeding backup and data replication over the WAN
How Can I Help My Organization Embrace A Network Optimization Solution?
When implementing networking solutions, it is important to:
- Identify which applications are critical
- Prioritize applications requiring instant access
- Determine which applications experience excessive latency issues
- Investigate which applications are accessed multiple times throughout the day causing duplicate traffic
Beyond Traditional Routing
The network router is quickly transforming from a device dedicated to connecting disparate networks to an integrated services device capable of multiple functions beyond routing. More customers are deploying integrated services routers -- sophisticated network routers that deliver voice, video, data and Internet access, wireless, and other applications.
Technological Benefits of the Integrated Services Router
Growing companies, especially those opening new offices, can take advantage of routing solutions that are highly secure, flexible, and built to be compatible with future technologies.
One Device, Multiple Functions: Consolidate multiple services onto a single box. The Integrated Services Router Generation 2 (ISR G2) offers broad services including security, wireless, video, unified communications, WAN optimization and customizable virtual services on a single routing device.
WAN Performance: Deliver next-generation WAN and network service requirements. The ISR G2 delivers up to 350 Mbps WAN performance with services.
Video: Use the on-board digital signal processors (DSPs) of ISR G2 platforms to power business grade video applications including video streaming, digital signage, video surveillance, and telepresence with T1/E1 links.
Services Virtualization: Deploy customizable services on demand using the innovative Services Ready Engine (SRE) .
Simplified Management: Manage your network from a central location and simplify troubleshooting with a single universal IOS Software image on the ISR G2.
Network services are either built in or easily added to the router. Your organization only needs to install one sophisticated device, rather than purchase separate products for each individual function.
From reduced capital and operating expenses to increased productivity, the advantages of integrated services routers apply, regardless of the size of your company. A small company with two offices can benefit as much as a company with hundreds of branch offices.Top of Page
The SecureX Architecture features security embedded in the very fabric of the borderless network. Network appliances, Internet scan sensors, and client devices feed real-time data into Security Intelligence Operations (SIO). This provides global threat correlation and reputation services.
With this architecture, security policies are defined not in the simple terms of ports and addresses, but rather in a higher level, context-aware security policy language that "knows" the identity of user, his or her role in the organization, security posture, and device type. With this information, it can enable the network to grant appropriate access. security comes in a variety of forms, including:
- Software for routers and switches
For added security, you can choose from services such as Security Intelligence Operations and IntelliShield Alerts. Professional services, such as installation, configuration, and ongoing monitoring and threat response, are also available.
Our security products include the most widely deployed firewall in the world, the Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA), as well as highly secure routers and switches, web security appliances, email security appliances, Security as a Service, end-point security, VPN clients, and a variety of other security appliances and products.Top of Page
Advanced Technology Drives Strategic Advantage
switching solutions deliver strategic advantage to networks of any size and in any industry. Technology advancements across the entire switching portfolio boost user productivity, drive operational excellence, and heighten the business value of the network and connected resources. Extensible hardware platforms and intelligent switching services deliver on the full promise of Borderless Networks securely, reliably, and seamlessly.
Extensible Hardware Platforms
switching solutions can be customized according to your exact technical and budgetary requirements. From the Nexus core switches to the modular Catalyst 4500 and 6500 series to the stackable, fixed and compact Catalyst switches, your LAN infrastructure is fully serviced and secured from central core to access layer.
Industry-leading switching product portfolio, designed to meet every need, any challenge, and all situations
Scalable performance and incremental upgrades enable rapid and cost-effective reaction to changing IT and business requirements. Sample industry-leading technologies include Virtual Switching System (VSS) and StackWise Plus
Switching components, such as custom ASICs, 4500 and 6500 supervisors, service and interface modules, IOS and NX-OS control software, and StackPower, offer superior performance and capabilities
Borderless Networks Service Intelligence
switching solutions play a central role in Borderless Networks. Catalyst and Nexus switches are optimized for service delivery across all essential Borderless Networks service areas:
Application Velocity: Today's networks must recognize, secure, and prioritize many types of applications, optimizing the user experience for any application, anytime, on any device
Multimedia Optimization: Growth of video and voice traffic requires the switching infrastructure meet the complex demands of all types of information streams all the time
Energy Savings: EnergyWise software controls energy consumption and costs related to not only IT resources, but also business facilities - heating, air conditioning, and lighting
Integrated Security: switching solutions enforce authorized access (TrustSec); protect network traffic (MACsec); and identify and mitigate threats (CoPP)
switching solutions serve to aggregate wireless LAN traffic, concentrate wired/wireless security policies, and consolidate wireless control via Catalyst 6500 and 3750 switch integrated modules.
Secure, Reliable, Seamless Infrastructure
Networks must be always available, fully protected, and ready for new challenges. switching solutions are designed to provide access and exchanges that are:
Secure: Protect business and personal information, user identities and interactions, and network connections and resources are not only mission critical, but often required by law
Reliable: Reduce costly network downtime. Redundant hardware, In-Service Software Updates (ISSU), Generic On-Line Diagnostics (GOLD), and automated recovery mechanisms are just a few examples of switching capabilities that maintain network service levels
Seamless Infrastructure: Dynamic networked organizations require networks that move with them. switching solutions adapt readily to new requirements via scalable hardware, integrated services, industry-leading support, open systems, and continual technology innovation.Top of Page
Wireless & Mobility (BYOD)
Create a transparent environment across wired and wireless networks with the performance required for business-critical applications.
802.11n wireless combines the mobility of wireless with the performance of wired networks, offering up to nine times the performance of 802.11a/g networks. Providing true enterprise-class RF, technologies such as CleanAir, ClientLink, and VideoStream, plus optimized access point radio and antennas, you can improve performance regardless of where a device is located.
Context-aware intelligence, such as indoor location information gathered from the Wi-Fi network, can enable organizations to extend mobile services to customers for a satisfying wireless experience.
CleanAir technology uses silicon-level intelligence to create a self-healing, self-optimizing wireless network that mitigates the effects of wireless interference. With an application-specific, integrated circuit (ASIC)-based implementation of spectrum management, CleanAir can classify over 20 different types of interferers within five to 30 seconds.
It also improves air quality by:
- Detecting RF interference that other systems can't see
- Identifying the source and locating it on a floor plan
- Providing automatic adjustments to optimize wireless coverage around the interference
- Miercom Performance Test Report on the Aironet 3600 Access Point
Miercom, an independent test facility, recently released a report on how the Aironet 3600 Access Point performs against a leading competitor. The Mierom test report demonstrates that the 3600 Access Point:
- Supports three times more clients than the competition
- Can maintain high throughput data rates at great distances, even in environments that contain RF interference
- Can improve battery usage for wireless devices such as tablets by up to 38 percent
In a network with mixed client devices (802.11a/g/n), the connection is not optimized for legacy clients, which creates coverage holes.
ClientLink 2.0 can allow access points to bridge gaps in coverage, increase access, and provide a better wireless experience. ClientLink 2.0 can improve coverage and increase overall wireless system capacity in mixed client environments such as bring-your-own-device (BYOD) deployments.
ClientLink 2.0 technology:
- Uses beam forming to direct signals to improve performance and coverage for all devices types
- Can improve coverage areas between cells or near obstacles
- Helps ensure airtime "fairness" so that all clients, regardless of location or 802.11 standard version, enjoy optimal connection to the wireless network
- Read a blog entry about ClientLink 2.0.
Advanced Location Services with Mobility Services Engine
Mobility Services Engine (MSE) with Advanced Location Services helps venue owners and retailers monetize their WLAN by engaging their customers through functionality called Mobile Concierge. Advanced Location Services also provides location analytics (using ThinkSmart technology). Real-time location analytics, alongside historical trends, offer greater visibility into customer movements and patterns through trending data.
Advanced Location Services capabilities of Mobility Services Engine offer:
- Onsite and context-aware communications to customers
- Indoor location information and context information
- Mobile Concierge SDK, a developer's kit that makes it easy to create applications and services for the MSE
- Mobile Concierge helps you better engage users through a native app on smartphones. This, and the features above, help you build a stronger relationship with customers through a more personalized mobile user experience.
Application Visibility and Control
Application Visibility and Control (AVC) solution for wireless networks identifies more than 1000 business- or consumer-class applications using deep packet inspection (DPI). This extraordinary visibility into application traffic allows administrators to mark applications for further prioritization, or block them for security reasons or to conserve limited network bandwidth.
Touted as CleanAir at the applications level, AVC offers:
- Improved quality of experience for all wireless users through application-level optimization and control
- Proactive monitoring and end-to-end application visibility to accelerate troubleshooting and minimize network downtime
- Network capacity management and planning through greater visibility of application usage and performance
- Prioritization of business-critical applications and sub-flows like Jabber voice or IM sessions