Cloud networking is the on-demand availability of computer system resources, especially data storage and computing power, without direct active management by the user. The term is generally used to describe data centers available to many users over the Internet. Within the broad umbrella of cloud networking is a focus on security and encompasses a broad set of policies, technologies, applications and controls utilised to protect IP, data and services.
These terms may sounds a bit too common nowadays, since we have moved to an era where most services are now cloud based, but actually we are still seeing that many customers have a still not fully embraced the cloud based mentality.
So what tools are available? There are many security tools out there, but the one I want to talk about in particular is Cisco Meraki.
Meraki offers the only solution that provides unified management of mobile devices, Macs, PCs, and the entire network from a centralised dashboard.The amazing feature of Meraki isn’t just that it hides all of this complexity in the cloud, but its the perfect marriage of all technology stacks, whether its routing or switching, video surveillance, data analytics, cellular gateways, security appliances and much more in that single dashboard. I call this “Single pane of glass management.”
In many customer environments today, we see various technology vendors with a multitude of technology solutions that do not integrate fully. They have their own separate management and their own configuration programming languages which can lead to a lot of confusion should something go wrong.
Meraki has by far beaten this approach by breaking the old habits of attempting to integrate many little vendor solutions to create an integrated network, because it is already a centralised dashboard – the single pane of glass management platform for all our products – it just makes life more simple.
Additionally it offers native API integrations, therefore we are not only seeing the best cloud management solution but also a big player in the Smart IoT space, where we are able to maximise the investment in smart sensors to create business outcomes needed today, for example being able to distinguish objects to people.
Here at ISDM, we take pride in helping our customers choose the right solutions based on their needs and business outcomes. Simplifying powerful technology we help free passionate people to focus on their mission and reach groups previously left in the dark.
Cloud Networking is more important than ever given the current climate we find ourselves in. In this age of remote and home working, customers want technology that simply works. Meraki is one of those solutions… and it’s a game changer.
CTO, Enterprise Networks – ISDM
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Alex Pozzi CTO of Enterprise Networks at ISDM Solutions is a well known Cisco Meraki Master with years of experience. If there is anything in his post that you find interesting he will be thrilled to discuss and demonstrate how fast your business can grow with the right technologies.