Enterprise Networking

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and the rapid proliferation of mobile computing devices has irrevocably changed the landscape. The days of enterprise networks being accessed just from a fixed set of user equipment sanctioned by the IT team are gone forever. Not only are these mobile devices diverse, the applications they provide to users are advancing in every direction at once. Dealing with the mobility, diversity, and rapid advancement of these devices, while maintaining the security, reliability and performance of the network, is a unique challenge. 
 
SDN changes the way companies build their IT networks. Essentially, sdn takes the virtualization phenomenon that’s been sweeping data centers around the globe for the past several years and extends it from computing hardware and storage devices to network infrastructure itself. By inserting a layer of intelligent software between network devices (such as switches, routers and network cards) and the operating system that talks to the wire, SDN lets an IT professional or administrator configure networks using only software. No longer must he travel to every physical device and configure or, in many cases, reconfigure the settings. 
This creates several areas where start-ups can play: the “control plane,” which is the new SDN software, and the “data plane” which is the hardware, like routers and switches. On top of the control plane is another area of opportunity; networking apps. These weren’t previously possible to write for proprietary networking hardware and software, but SDN enables this capability for developer.
 
 
SDN in Campus networks:  
 
The rise of  BYOD requires the network to provide device provisioning, security and traffic handling. Some organizations require campus networks that can be segmented to isolate traffic flows for security, compliance or other business requirements. SDN controllers with their access to traffic flows bring several benefits like centralized management ,security, application prioritization, location based services , programmability to the campus networks .
 
 
SD WAN: 
 
The Software-defined wide area network(SD-WAN) is a technology for configuring and implementing an enterprise WAN-based on  Software-defined-networking(SDN) to effectively route traffic to remote locations such as branch offices. SD-WAN technology derives significant flexibility and agility benefits from removing the burden of traffic management from physical devices and transferring it to software—the essence of SDN. 
The top SD-WAN benefits are: 
 
· Increased bandwidth at a lower cost.
· Centralized management across branch networks. 
· Full visibility into the network. 
· Provides enterprises with more options for connection type and vendor selection, when building their networks.

 

Solution Area

Products

Benefits

ROI / Payback

 

N E T W O R K I N G

 

SDWAN

 

 

Versa Networks, Fortinet, Aruba Networks

 

 

  • Flexible and Agile connectivity framework for your branch offices

 

 

  • Significant reduction in Capex and Opex due to the flexibility and choices offered by the SDWAN framework

IP Address, DHCP and DNS Management, DNS Security

Infoblox

  • Have an authoritative database of devices in the network, where they are connected, which switch, which building, which floor
  • Have an authoritative database of allocated IP addresses and respond to network changes or expansions with agility
  • Secure your DNS traffic and protect against DNS attacks
  • Agility of business response for network changes
  • Resolve network conflicts easily and restore user productivity

Network Admission Control

Aruba, ISE, Forescout

  • Secure all your wired ports
  • Role based Admission into the Wired or Wireless Network after Authentication
  • Posture analysis based admission into the wired or wireless network

 

  • Achieve compliance by securing your wired ports
  • Better security posture with NAC

QOS

Allot, Packetshaper, Exinda, Riverbed

  • Reclaim wasted bandwidth
  • Assure response times to time sensitive interactive applications
  • Allocate slices of bandwidth to Project teams or Processes or Applications

 

  • Payback for the investment in 6-8 months by reclaiming wasted bandwidth

WAN Optimization

Allot, Riverbed, Bluecoat ,

Exinda

  • Improve application performance over Wide Area Networks by 10X-30X across a range of applications from bulk data transfers, web based applications to streaming media and videos
  • Improve productivity of users
  • Improve return on bandwidth expenses by 30% by increasing utilization.
  • Improve user productivity and earn payback in 6-8 months

 

 

 

 

Wireless Network Infrastructure

Aruba Networks, Ruckus Wireless, Fortinet

  • With 1.3 Gbps throughput from 802.11ac – make wireless the preferred mode of edge access rather than wired.
  • Enhance productivity by giving users mobility through pervasive wireless
  • Make branch office setups simple by VPN in a box setup through Remote Access Points
  • Provide Infrastructure class services for Tele-workers through special remote access points for home users
  • Reduce costs of network setup by over 40%
  • Reduce MPLS costs by 30-40% by replacing with Internet links

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Solutions

Aruba, Ruckus, Citrix

  • Enable seamless registration of Employee Owned Devices into Wired / Wireless Network
  • Network Access based on user authentication and Device fingerprinting
  • Rollout Corporate Applications securely on Employee Owned Devices
  • Manage Employee Owned devices remotely

 

  • Improved Productivity by increased Mobility and Access for End-users
  • Cost savings from reduced number of devices required to be purchased

Guest Wireless Access

Aruba

  • Fully Automated and secure workflow to deliver wireless access credentials to Guests

 

  • Improved Productivity from automation
  • Improved Guest satisfaction

Application Delivery Controllers

F5, A10,Radware, Citrix, Riverbed

  • Simplify the performance, availability and security challenges of Application delivery to end-users
  • Save costs by 40-50% by reducing number of servers required, reducing application spend on security and reducing bandwidth

Link Load Balancers

A10, F5, Radware

  • Dynamically Load balance across multiple ISP links for best utilization of available bandwidth
  • High Availability for Hosted Applications in the DMZ

 

  • High Availability of ISP links
  • Best ROI by using all the available bandwidth

 

Data Center Switching

HP, Arista Networks

  • Virtualization Aware network switches
  • Open OS based and Programmable using standard languages
  • Low Latency, High buffers, High throughput Switching
  • One fourth the power consumption
  • One third the rack space
  • Automated Provisioning in the Data Center