Optimizing the network has become critical to every organization. In today’s always-on culture, users and customers expect constant access to applications and data. Companies strive to achieve 99.999% availability because of the lack of tolerance for downtime. The network must also reliably transmit and protect data that is being generated at the edge by mobile devices and other connected endpoints.
For over 30 years, Datatrend has been consulting, designing, and deploying network solutions for large enterprises and multi-location clients in a wide range of industries with diverse networking environments, technologies, and disciplines.
Datatrend’s Solution Architects ensure that your network meets the needs of your applications, data, users, and customers. We have experience with many technologies, including network virtualization, network function virtualization (NFV), software-defined networking (SDN/SD-WAN), wireless, network security, and IoT.
Datatrend works with all the leading server network manufacturers, including Arista, Cisco, Dell EMC, F5, HPE, Intel, Juniper, Lenovo, Ruckus, and Tellabs. Our Solution Architects combine certified product and technical knowledge with real-world experience to design and deploy vendor-agnostic network solutions that are tailored to meet your company’s networking requirements and to align with business goals.
We can handle every stage of your network project, from procurement through to planning and execution. As part of our team, we have a national network of certified contractors who can preconfigure and stage equipment for network deployments across the country. Our planning process and centralized project management ensures the success of large network implementations.
The trend toward software-defined networking (SDN) is part of an overall push toward software-defined infrastructure, including automating control of the data center through software. Software-defined data center (SDDC) is much more efficient than managing hardware by analyzing many points of data and attempting to act on that data in real time.
Like SDDC, SDN is not a specific product, but a new approach to networking architecture. SDN decouples management of the network from data that the network transports, improving network performance, operations, and monitoring.
SDN has evolved as the definition of the network has expanded beyond the perimeter to connect your company to the cloud, SaaS applications, and remote endpoints, such as IoT devices.
Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is a telecommunications industry effort to transform how network services are delivered and deployed. The goal of NFV is to deploy network functions — such as switches, routers, and firewalls — as virtual machines using general-purpose servers, storage, and hypervisor technologies. NFV turns these network node functions into components that can be easily linked and scaled for telecommunications.