Local Area Networks are becoming increasingly important as people work remotely.

Easier handling of larger volumes and more complex LANs

As requirements increase, the management of local area networks must be simplified to ensure their capacity, performance, and availability without losing functionality.

The key to this is transparency (visibility) and automation, both for traditional hardware-based configurations and more modern software-based ones.

The fact that more and more people work remotely and the number of wireless network connections has increased does not mean the requirements for traditional local area networks (LANs) are reduced. On the contrary, the more connections into the heart of a company, the local network, the more complex the requirements become. Add to that the ability to handle more users and more critical applications.

Cisco SDA is revolutionizing local and wireless networks

This means several things:

It is more important than ever with the right design and implementation to guarantee availability and capacity and also to be able to provide the right insight and insight into the network’s health.

The choice between traditional design based on hardware or more modern design in the form of software-defined networks becomes crucial. In the latter case, Cisco SDA (Software-Defined Access) offers a solution with which the entire network forms a common unit with integrated control.

More and more functionality is managed within the framework of local networks, for example in terms of security. An example of a security feature is to use the network as a sensor in combination with Cisco Stealthwatch. Other examples are distributed applications running virtually on network switches and distributed logging.

Regardless of which design choices are made and which functions are activated, there are two basic requirements for easy management of a modern local network. Firstly, there is a need for a cohesive solution for administration and monitoring, with well-integrated components. Secondly, as much of the handling as possible must be automated.

Cisco SDA is revolutionizing local and wireless networks. Proven virtualization technology used in data center networks contributes to the fact that today it is possible to build complete local area networks and wireless networks over several locations, with a sleepless handling of devices and access regardless of location.

Cisco SDA is based on the central control platform Cisco DNA-Center which provides an API-based orchestration of the network. It is combined with advanced functionality for telemetry and quality monitoring of network health. The result is the transparency and control required for reliable and simple handling.

Add to that the fact that Cisco is the world’s largest and most proven manufacturer of network equipment, everything from powerful switches in the Catalyst series to fully cloud-managed switches in the form of Cisco Meraki. Cisco also has many models of switches for demanding industrial or outdoor environments.

Conscia has deep expertise in local area networks and we can boast a large number of experts who are Cisco CCIE: Routing & Switching. They are happy to help with the design, implementation and operation of local networks.

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