Middle-Tier Networks for Geographically Dispersed Organizations

Posted on June 1, 2021 by Brian Bradley

For years, we have used MPLS and, more recently, SD-WAN to ensure a quality network experience for our office site users. I've noticed a lot of clients still keep their MPLS carrier service, but at a reduced bandwidth with SD-WAN overlays. This works great to deliver apps and services from centralized or regional network hubs.

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Keeping Airport Terminals Flying Amid Massive Renovations

Posted on May 18, 2021 by ConvergeOne

It’s no mystery that airports will undergo major renovations in the coming years. But those airports must also embrace digital transformations of critical airport infrastructure from legacy networks to state-of-the-art technology that’s future-proof, secure, and reliable.

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Distributing Network Services with Hybrid Cloud for a Service-Oriented Architecture

Posted on April 6, 2021 by Brian Bradley

The Cisco Meraki MX and Z3 have the native ability via presets to do Meraki AutoVPN or AWS/Azure-native IPSec VPN. Both your existing facilities and Public Cloud presence can also host and accept IPSec. AWS Cloud Hub or Azure vHub can host and accept and function as—you guessed it—an IPSec Hub.

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Meraki: A Retail Organization Use Case

Posted on February 16, 2021 by Rox Burkey

Imagine this scenario: A Brazilian new-age clothing designer is looking to open a New York office to complement their São Paulo, Brazil, headquarters. The company has a lean IT staff and little experience supporting multinational locations. Further, the CTO is looking for security, switching, and wireless infrastructure that can be managed via a centralized, cloud-delivered dashboard. Finally, given the vicious and competitive nature of high-end clothing design, the CTO would like a solution that can help maintain the physical security of their environment.

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Getting to Know Cisco Meraki

Posted on December 1, 2020 by Sean Mathias

As most traditional network vendors are trying to build a cohesive solution through acquisition and integration, Cisco Meraki has had the integrated platform that other vendors are trying to create for quite some time. You owe it to yourself to take the time to get to know Meraki.

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What’s Required for Wi-Fi 6

Posted on October 6, 2020 by Jason Boyers

In my last blog post, I covered some of the benefits of Wi-Fi 6. Now, you might be saying to yourself, "How can I get these great benefits for my wireless network?" As always, when we talk about new wireless technologies, we are talking about an upgrade of at least the radio hardware. This is due to the changes in how the radio signal is modulated and other requirements. At this point, we have a way to provide for these changes in software.

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Solutions for Social Distancing and Contact Tracing in the Workplace

Posted on September 15, 2020 by Andrew Pennington

As businesses re-open their offices and employees are not restricted to work-from-home limitations, many are looking for ways to increase employee safety and actively respond to incidents of COVID-19 infections. Managing occupancy and density, monitoring adherence to social distancing guidelines, and performing contact tracing within the workplace are some of the challenges these businesses are facing. This blog post introduces solutions from ConvergeOne and its technology partners that address these challenges.

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Connecting Users to Cloud Applications

Posted on August 13, 2020 by Brian Bradley

While washing our hands at a sink, do we think about the source of that water… or do we just expect it to be there when we turn it on? Do we set hot, warm, or cold temperatures according to our unique comfort levels?

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Wi-Fi 6: Is Your Network Ready?

Posted on August 4, 2020 by Jason Boyers

Every four to six years, a new type of wireless LAN technology comes out with much fanfare. Case in point: when Wi-Fi 6 came out, it was hailed as the greatest thing ever. Since every generation of wireless makes a similar claim, it can be difficult to know what truly is a significant upgrade and what is "just a little bit faster."

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The Segmented Campus Network

Posted on July 23, 2020 by Sean Mathias

Does your network meet all of your needs, or is it the sum product of a series of compromises put in place to meet competing needs for different applications and use cases?

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