Network Transformation

Software Defined – The buzz word is Transformation, represented by X. Digital Transformation is the ability to use Digital Services/Solutions to increase the end user/Customer/Citizen and whomsoever requires that service, experience with a goal to have an effectively near perfect Experience.

Additionally, there should be systems in place to learn from past mistakes and adjust by use of advanced technologies such as Artificial Intelligence.

The result is a new learning organism, that in effect is at the Core of the organization. This is a UNDSL definition based on what we have observed. Regardless of definition, one thing stands true, your network foundation must be built to support present and future initiatives.

We have been fortunate enough to evaluate, test and deploy many of the new technologies. Give us a call and let us discuss any or all the below:

  • Cisco DNA-C
  • Cisco SD Access
  • Cisco SD WAN (Cloud & Viptela)

Software Defined Transformation (X)

There are so many ambiguous terms out there that it can be a  daunting task to decide on which is the best choice. Categories from Manual to semi autonomous and now self-driven are some of the terms that we must all be aware of.

Transformation encompasses a realm of services and solutions. We are pleased to say that we can design and deploy many Networks Based Transformation solutions that results in higher operational efficiencies.

We deploy with an eye on how we can make the task a more automated one. Engage with us and join us on a journey of learning as well.

Network Automation

Network Automation has always existed, it’s nothing new and has helped the typical understaffed ICT department cope with the complexities of the tradtional types of networks.
Changing passwords on multiple devices was, in itself, a project. Configuration changes and human error created complex troubleshooting flow charts, all this time affecting both company & employee productivity.
The type of automation that existed previously, was fairly self contained and customized for that specific environment. Information sharing was not as available as it is today, and standardization between vendors and protocols, helped forge the way of a truly massive development drive to Network Automation, using Development tools and open communities.
Now, Network Automation has allowed many companies, including UNDSL, to excel beyond the traditional limits of resourcing, allowing us and you, the customer, to manage highly complex networks with a more knowledge driven and agile ICT workforce.
Come see what Automation really looks like, and how it can help you deploy and manage your networks, regardless of it’s complexity.

Software Defined Access

The Intuitive Network. A network that is self-learning and healing meant to improve the efficiencies of any organization. It uses best in class technologies, such as artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, to adjust to network loads, rectify issues and predict potential risks, ensuring that the predictability of network operations is increased tenfold.
Software Defined Access takes the business rules and policies of an organization and converts that to usable technical data, thereby allowing the technical function to match the business functions. A different way to look at ICT for sure but seems so obvious now.
UNDSL has been at the forefront of discussing and designing, with an eye on quality of development and recommendations into moving to a Software Defined Environment. The key areas of concentration are;

  • Local Area Network and its Underlay and Overlay
  • Policy Enforcement and Management
  • Templatization of technical configurations for Zero and Day One Provisioning
  • Continued Management of Critical ICT components
  • Integration, via common ecosystems, of disparate systems

Software Defined WAN

Cloud services and distributed data centres have tasked ICT teams to really answer pertinent questions around resource/application availability. All users are now highly dependent of the organization’s access, from simple email to complex databases.

Furthermore, downtime is no longer an acceptable expectation, and technical designers must ensure that the Executive that requires their email, must not be hindered by the underlying complexities of its technical operations, and most importantly, must always have the resource/appliable available.

The advent of a Software defined approach allows a different level of High Availability whilst leveraging on increased reliability of the Internet and its connection. Broadband speeds now allows enterprises to use this shared commodity without sacrificing, reliability.

Design of a software-defined approach to managing the WAN is a great way to leverage on broadband and other highly available technologies. UNDSL can assist in sharing our experiences and demonstrating the ability to:

  • Reduce costs by routing information across multiple medium including: MPLS, 4G/5G LTE, and other connection types
  • Improve application performance and increasing agility
  • Optimize user experience and efficiency for software-as-a-service (SaaS) and public-cloud applications
  • Simplify operations with automation and cloud-based management