Network Smarter with Allied Telesis
Digital transformation across the Enterprise usually involves the removal of repetitious and dull tasks by applying new technology—so why shouldn’t system administration be any different?
Allied Telesis is all about network management, or rather, letting technology manage network infrastructure, leaving professionally-qualified personnel to make the decisions that ensure data flows correctly and where it’s most needed.
With one single dashboard (“pane of glass”) covering the entire network, systems management is freed from the burden of daily, tedious chores. Instead of manually redeploying hardware, for example, Allied Telesis solutions have automation capabilities that allow even highly-complex network infrastructures, comprising thousands of different nodes and spread out over vast distances, to be managed from a single seat.
As businesses react to changing conditions, the underpinning infrastructure can be reconfigured at will with new services prioritized in seconds. Additionally, monitoring appears graphically in the administrators’ interface, with visual clues such as color coding for load, and line thickness representing bandwidth capacity.
Allied Telesis hardware and software have capabilities that allow even relatively-unqualified staff to set up new network devices such as aggregators or switches, simply by connecting the network appliance to the mains power and data network—the actual configuration can be created and provisioned centrally. In this way, entire branch offices can be brought online quickly and easily, without having to send qualified network personnel to the ends of the earth.
Because an entire network, however complicated, is managed as a single entity, security and compliance are ensured at every level. Software-defined networks (SDNs) secure the Enterprise as a whole, allowing specifically-controlled access to any part of the system. From visiting suppliers arriving with laptops or tablets, to staff BYOD, Allied Telesis solutions manage network access at a granular level.
Wi-Fi access points can automatically redistribute their workload according to demand, allowing IT teams to become proactive facilitators of data interchange, rather than reactive firefighters.
These smart tools from Allied Telesis save time and resources. Because the entire Enterprise is no longer impacted by, for instance, slow connection speeds or badly-routed packets, the organization as a whole benefits and works more efficiently.
With the number of connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices expected to rise to around 20 billion this year, Allied Telesis command and control systems allow deployments to satisfy Industry 4.0’s increasing demands for bandwidth and computing power.
Allied Telesis Autonomous Management FrameworkTM (AMF) is compatible with both the company’s own hardware, as well as third-party equipment. All is overseen by controlling software—Vista Manager EX — which means multiple nodes can be configured simultaneously in groups or policy rafts.
With the increasing demands of network convergence and IoT, it takes next-generation network management capabilities to react appropriately to today’s ever-changing business needs. To learn more about how Allied Telesis and SDN can transform your business along with your network infrastructure, get in touch with a local representative today.
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