Serro was tapped as a trusted adviser for their expertise and crisp execution in designing, implementing and migrating from legacy technology to the latest state-of-the-art solutions. Serro designed and built a single IT infrastructure that is reliable, flexible and scalable. The client was able to improve the performance 10x, while reducing operational expenses by 20%.
Serro designed and built a carrier-grade MPLS network by completely overhauling the existing SONET/MPLS backbone. The redesign gave this airport more capacity and better security. The new infrastructure provides scale for years to come while lowering operational expenditures and improved client services.
Enterprise networks are faced with multiple, often conflicting challenges. CIOs are tasked with the job of providing a reliable infrastructure that not only enables smooth operation of the enterprise IT, but also must support its product and service offerings. It is a struggle to drive innovation and deliver services with strained IT budgets; and, the resources utilized on disparate legacy systems hinder the ability to meet new application requirements. These challenges are magnified with the explosive growth in smart devices, raising the complexity to maintain a secure robust network.
Serro’s client is a networking communications service provider that operates a global network of medium earth orbit satellites. The satellites can be directed to relay network communications for commercial enterprise customers around the world. This company commissioned Serro to implement a solution that (1) allows these enterprise customers to easily schedule the use of the satellite resources, and (2) controls the actions of the satellites such that the end customers’ communication needs can be met in near real-time through a high level of automation.
With the proliferation of cyber extortion and corporate espionage led by foreign and domestic bad actors, distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are growing in size and frequency. More enterprises and service providers use cloud-based defense solutions to mitigate upstream risks, preventing malicious traffic from reaching their production network. Read how Serro customized AuSM,an open framework with an API that connects various network and compute elements to one platform, allowing universal business policies to be written and managed across all WAN, data center network, and storage systems. AuSM action manager provides real-time event information, applies predefined logic suggesting the most efficient and effective route paths, and automatically propagates changes to all affected elements.
Next generation healthcare applications and research projects require high bandwidth networking and more computing power, both on premise and in the cloud. For example, consider the hospital that maintains an active basic science and clinical research program. This type of program requires intensive computing capabilities to study genetic disorders and develop new and better therapies. What’s more, the program is likely to collaborate with other genetic programs around the world to evaluate new therapies for genetic disease.
Currently, there is a business demand for single providers to deliver networking communication services around the globe in near real-time. New technologies, including medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites, can make this possible. Nevertheless, it’s a significant challenge for providers to fulfill those service requests in near real-time. This kind of immediate delivery of a service absolutely requires automation, but the typical backend provisioning process today has too many human interface points that are time consuming and error prone.
MSSPs that are looking for that competitive advantage want to streamline the complexity of their networks and reduce the operational costs. This can only be done through automation using software-defined networking (SDN). This white paper describes the SDN solution Serro has created to control complex global networking infrastructure. We describe how one MSSP is poised to benefit from the automated process of continually measuring performance metrics and using policies to determine how to steer customer traffic to optimize bandwidth utilization and vastly reduce line costs.