The role of an enterprise network is changing as more businesses transform into “digital enterprises”. In an environment that demands more agility, availability and security, traditional enterprise networks are no longer fit for purpose.
While the reasons behind this digital transformation vary from business to business, there are three core principals that are leading this change: the widespread adoption of mobile working, the proliferation of cloud-based applications and the evolving IT security landscape.
What do modern enterprise networks look like?
Modern enterprise networking is dominated by virtualisation and software-defined infrastructure; adding greater levels of automation and control to business networks irrespective of their scale and complexity.
These advancements help reduce the time and costs associated with management processes, speed up the provisioning of new services and provide a greater level of security in an age where protecting your organisation against cyber attacks is crucial.
Next-Gen Enterprise Networks Solutions from ONI
To help meet the needs of modern, mobile and security-conscious businesses, ONI provide next-generation Enterprise Networks solutions that are comprised of three key elements:
- Software-defined data centre (SSDC) architecture
- Software-defined networking (SD-WAN)
- IT security services & solutions
Software-defined data centre (SSDC)
Tomorrow’s data centre is not monolithic, inflexible and a barrier to growth. It’s agile, scalable and a gateway to digital transformation. Software-defined data centre (SSDC) architecture enables businesses to:
- Eliminate legacy hardware that may be acting as a business-inhibitor
- Build multi-cloud networks with a consistent policy model
- Leverage hyper-converged infrastructure to optimise networking, storage, computing and security
- Improve flexibility and scalability, without compromising availability
- Centralise the management and monitoring of distributed infrastructure
ONI’s data centre solutions feature high-performance, low-latency and power-efficient technologies. Command and control comes from an integrated dashboard, with access to all fabric information for centralised automation, configuration, deployment and management.
Software-Defined Networking (SD-WAN)
SD WAN is, in essence, the use of software to deploy and manage wide area networks. It is designed to enable IT departments to make better use of network bandwidth and improve both the performance of the WAN itself and the applications it supports. SD WAN enables centralised management of networks to help deliver performance optimisation, greater flexibility and cost efficiency. By making the most of cloud provisioning, high-speed networking and borderless infrastructure, SD-WAN improves the delivery of data (including voice and video) across the extended network.
ONI partners with customers to create a bespoke SD-WAN solution that integrates with legacy infrastructure and improves network performance, whilst minimising the demands of day-to-day IT management. Extending the virtualisation of network functions across the business can deliver the agility, security and resilience demanded of a digital enterprise.
The challenges facing IT professional are many and varied. In an environment where threats are continually evolving, becoming more numerous and sophisticated, cybersecurity is challenged with keeping up.
ONI’s security solutions follow three key principles:
Secure by Design – data security, usability and simplicity are embedded within a best of breed architecture.
Simple to Deploy – open and automated architecture to speed up the time to deploy integrated solutions.
Easy to Manage – automation, machine learning and user-friendly dashboards are used to simplify management.
The concept of “secure by design” forms a part of the internal network planning and development process. Data security, usability and simplicity of management are embedded within an architecture that features best-of-breed technologies, from leading vendors, to secure everything from core infrastructure to cloud services and remote endpoints.
Key Benefits of Enterprise Networks
- Reduce the total cost of owning your IT through increased efficiency
- Deliver critical projects and upgrades faster and with less effort
- Guarantee the availability of business-critical data and applications
- Protect your network through integrated network and data security
- Improve user experience with greater consistency and quality of service
Find out more about Enterprise Networks: Download our Next Generation Data Centre & Networking Brochure