Simplifying Data Center Network Management Leveraging SDN

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The traditional networks that have been built within the global enterprises over the years are inflexible, very cumbersome to change, not easily scalable and need highly skilled and experienced network architects and engineers to administer and manage its complexity. External programming or automation is an issue with traditional networking devices due to their usage of vendor dependent proprietary management system, protocols and lack of reliable APIs. The networking industry has been slow to evolve due to the concept of “Black Boxes”; many enterprise customers perceive it as the primary inhibitor to agility and innovation.

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BPI Information Systems

BPI Information Systems was established in 1976 and has served as a cornerstone for the IT Industry in Northeast Ohio. Privately owned, BPI specializes in the design, installation, support, and emergency repair of network solutions for business, government and education. As part of an ever changing industry, BPI is dedicated to providing our clients with the most recent technology advances and keeping our Engineers certified and fully trained. Our mission is to provide the highest level of integration support and service to keep your business functioning without loss of productivity or downtime.

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Article | July 1, 2021

At the tail-end of June, both AT&T and Swisscom announced plans to outsource their 5G mobile core networks to cloud service providers. AT&T’s announcement was with Microsoft Azure. Swisscom’s was with AWS. With the AT&T deal, Azure will be acquiring IP and engineering expertise from AT&T that it can resell to other operators. It was reported that Azure will offer jobs to current AT&T employees, as well. This move suggests Microsoft understands how critical it will be to retain talent that has deep networking knowledge. Swisscom’s deal does not appear to include AWS acquiring any Swisscom assets or employees, but the operator did say it will be using AWS for its own IT applications.

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4 ways 5G will change your enterprise threat model

Article | July 1, 2021

With 5G poised to become widely available across the globe, enterprise organizations need to seriously consider the security implications of deploying the technology. Over the next few years, 5G networks are expected to play a central role in enabling new digital transformation initiatives and in supporting new business use cases that are beyond the reach of current 4G-network technology. Driving much of that change will be 5G’s speeds of up to 1Gbps, its 1-millisecond latencies, and its support for up to about 100 times more connected devices per unit area compared to 4G.

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Article | July 1, 2021

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Article | July 1, 2021

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BPI Information Systems

BPI Information Systems was established in 1976 and has served as a cornerstone for the IT Industry in Northeast Ohio. Privately owned, BPI specializes in the design, installation, support, and emergency repair of network solutions for business, government and education. As part of an ever changing industry, BPI is dedicated to providing our clients with the most recent technology advances and keeping our Engineers certified and fully trained. Our mission is to provide the highest level of integration support and service to keep your business functioning without loss of productivity or downtime.

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