Simplifying Data Center Network Management Leveraging SDN

| May 5, 2016

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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 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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