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SDN IT Solutions for Small & Medium Businesses

 

SDN Transitioning and NVF OpenStack Solutions

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Thinking about transforming your existing infrastructure environment into OpenStack environment? Well our company DBA Binary Fusion specializing in traditional and software based networking can help! Why? Well because if you don’t do it other companies will? Why?

 

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Simply because the sooner you transition from traditional type of networking to SDN type the sooner you can be on your company’s way to saving money and getting big BONUS check from upper management for saving money and having competitive edge over other companies in your industry. Plus our professional IT consulting expertise in SDN field can be exactly what your company needs, helping businesses analyze their security concerns in software defined networking realm and provide strategic road-map for reducing existing WAN traditional intercommunication expenses.

 
 Transition into SDN with the help of DBA Binary Fusion

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In this article, you will find out more about the type of SDN consulting service we offer as well as

  • 15 most common security assurance criteria auditors go by when identifying IT security risks
  • SD WAN Vendors that exist out there and their reviews
  • We will also describe how our company DBA Binary Fusion can help your small or medium or large size business to save money on WAN expenses by leveraging SDN technologies.
  • By providing IT security remediation services, consulting and clarification for variety type of businesses in different sectors including, Medical, CPA Accounting, Financial, Education, Law Firms, Insurance and Warehouse space.
  • We will describe existing challenges in traditional type of networking and software defined networks and how C-Level execs can reposition their strategy in the direction of productivity by migrating into SDN types of solutions.
  • We will describe transitional services from traditional based networking into SDN.
  • We will clarify where your IT staff will fit in.
  • We will discuss what is more relevant and what is not in SDN field.

 

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Reduce your Traditional Networking Expenses with the trusted partner


Therefore if you are interested in reducing your existing operational expenses in the form of cutting costs on managing networking infrastructure, reducing physical infrastructure size and stop paying for expensive MPLS lines, where tons of money being spent on network engineers and network administrators and server admins, dealing with connectivity issues and simply would like to have your everyday avg programmer or dev ops IT support engineer be able to effectively turn up virtual machines, load balancers and networks and routers and virtual switches, without thinking about what type of routing protocols are needed for underlying network complexity then we are your IT Consulting company to help you make this happen.    

Our company DBA Binary Fusion provides SD WAN solution consulting, and is completely vendor independent.  Meaning with so many vendors out there it's impossible to decide what is best for your company's needs without really understanding what each MSP or SDN solution provider has to offer.  Our goal is to be your strategic partner in helping your company and CIOs, CFOs, reduce business associated expenses while providing high level of flexibility and agility for your existing environment.


Tons of SD Solution Providers exist out there, the question is who will you pick?


We have particularly analyzed variety of SDN solutions from variety of vendors ranging from SD-WAN and SD Security, network security as a service to segmentation of east and west layers of interconnectivity at the hyper-visor level as well visibility type of solution providers for your virtualized network, and many of the solutions providers that exist out there all claim to be the best of the best.   However, being the best is impossible for everyone, especially when it comes to a particular industry.  Some vendors simply charge to much for their SDN solutions, when it comes to small business oriented customers, and others charge just enough, but perhaps lacking overall security or other services that customer need. 

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Our IT Consulting Services for Small and Medium businesses can help companies smoothly transition into SDN


Our company takes side of the C-Level execs of small or medium or enterprise size businesses helping them decipher existing challenges and migrating them to software defined networking realm away from traditional networking, by providing our IT consulting services as well as managed provider services, handling customer IT security needs and connectivity needs.

Our goal is not to sell you the solution, that may not be the right fit but instead analyze your existing traditional network, chose the right type of SDN solution, either in the form of private cloud based oriented built in house type of solution, or cloud based solution at public provider or inter-combination of both, then strategically map out existing connectivity from variety of physical circuits and communication flows that are currently using decoupled non agile type of networking technologies and provide holistic new school security and SDN solutions for your future business oriented needs.

What should CIO, CFO and other key decision makers should know

As the C-Level exec or IT Director, you may have faced multiple situations where having disruptive networks simply resulted in your company losing money with all the downtime and inconsistent processes of migrating critical services into Disaster Recovery type of environment.  In the past companies may have faced stringent security operators with highly sophisticated skills managing variety type of IT vendors and type of solutions, who was impossible to get rid of in order to save on business associated IT related expanses.  However now with the new agile network types of  SD IT solutions outlook for companies will be a lot much better.

SD Security will only get more complex

Multiple layers of security layers will be needed to protect customers critical data regardless if it's in the private or public cloud.   Inter-combination of traditional based perimeter types of network security solution, intercombined with hyper-visor based type of networking solutions in an agile type of deployed and crafted way would essentially be what customers going to need.  Our company can be your trusted managed partner who can spec out the right type of Software Defined security solution and help you manage it.

Traditional type of security only dealt with perimeter based type of defense controls, however internal east to west connectivity never rised up as an action plan type of solution for many of the companies, simply because companies would take care of protecting external connectivity from outside into internal network and DMZ as the priority with less consideration for what is hapenning inside the network between the internal devices. 

As companies progress further into the realm of SDN networking it will be inevitable to have segmentation level type of network security at hypervisor level, that are flexible and agile to deploy. 

Luckily our company can help you make heads and tails of SDN and transitional process of migrating variety types of industies into SD functions

  DBA Binary Fusion company specializes in deploying such IT software oriented security solutions and integrating them into variety type of companies internal networks on site premises, thereby  providing adequate level of control without undergoing the risk of outsourcing your security in the cloud. We realize that not every company is keen on jumping their ship and migrating into the cloud, because face it, cloud gives level of uncertainity. 


Analogy example for CIOs, CFOs and Key Level decision making execs who do not understand cloud


To give you an example, let's pretend your company has an office and this office connects with fiber connection to your company's switch on the same floor where your company resides, and in the basement there happen to be termination point where all the ISP equipment is plugged in then extends up through the floor to your office.  

That equipment that is plugged in the basement is outside of your control, it's just sits there in the basement without any particular attention to what is happening inside that basement, (simply because it's outside of your office or better comparison the cloud), which can be anything in the range of high temperature, dust or other environmental factors.  Then one day out of a sudden, your network can't connect to upstream ISP routers, simply because one of the devices failed in your basement.  Can that happen in the world of the cloud connectivity?  yes it can... could you as the C-level exec or IT director done anything different to prevent this from happening?  Yes, you could have ensured that there is a business process for monitoring basement, ensuring that it gets vacuumed to avoid dust getting into equipment and ensuring it's properly ventilated.  Therefore having control of your premises would have helped you reduce business associated risk, just one hop away from your perimeter level.

Correct?  However, the reality is, you just went ahead and simply trusted the fact that basement where termination equipment sits is reliable, yet in reality it was not, simply because building management and the ISP provider never were able to get on the same page, in regards to how much money they should charge multiple clients including your company to install air conditioner in order to make room cooler.  

What was just provided here is an example of what it means having things int the cloud that are outside of your control.  Cloud is no different when businesses specifically rely on particular cloud vendor, they place their trust and faith on the fact that the termination point at the cloud is highly secure.  However what can be secure one day can become insecure the next day with now developers being able to spin up multiple applications in the cloud with the touch of a button. 

The question when do any of these newly turned up applications get reviewed for security vulnerabilities?  When does anyone checks to see if additional hole in the cloud was opened that may result in company losing revenue if they were to get hacked?  The answer is up for grabs if you happen to be the company who blindly migrating services into the cloud without obtaining security assurance or obtaining pro-active yearly reviews from a highly qualified consulting firm who has specific eccentric interest in your particular business operational needs, then sooner or later blindly relying on the cloud can become major security risk.

However smart C-Levle execs simply don't ask themselves if they can migrate to the cloud, they mostly rely on educated strategic consulting partners.  Additionally migration into the cloud does not happen simply by saying i will migrate to the cloud, it happens by carefully analyzing individual application connectivity needs and seeing how migrating particular application into the cloud makes sense and how it can save money.   Regarldess of which road you would take towards SD solution/security,DBA Binary Fusion can be your trusted partner in decision making for your SD Security needs and on site integration needs, helping companies secure, analyze and design their networks.


Reasons behind migrating to SDN from traditional networking


Network security used to be simple there was only single perimeter network defended by firewalls and IPS systems, but as new networks have merged that simply is no longer the case.  SDN security became complex, interoperability issues between vendors became less and less apparent due to agile nature of the newly defined software networks, but the very same network engineers and security admins, and other type of operators became less and less needed, and instead had to readjust to the new operational skill set of software defined networking. 


Scarcity in workforce in traditional level of networking expertise will become one of the factors and major reasons to migrate into SDN

As the scarcity of traditional networks becomes more and more apprarent as we move forward into the 21st century, it becomes relevantly clear that the longer you leverage traditional networks for your solution needs the more and more you will end up paying on the long term.  Existing engineers are already getting out of traditional networking and reclassifying themselves as IT generalists rather than experts in redirection of traffic during unique disaster recovery type of scenario.    

Staying with existing traditional networking introduces further expenses

As the time progresses less and less work force will be available in traditonal type of networks, the longer your business operates in the realm of traditional networking the higher your business risk will be.  As pro-active C-Level exec, company will be looking to you, for advice and the next step in helping your company transition through this disruptive period especially for your existing IT staff who specializes in traditional network type of solutions. Although you will still be able to find narrow specialized IT consulting firms, in the future who can help your company troubleshoot networks, such consultants will not be easily found, and if such IT consulting companies will be found, it will be very expensive to hire them for any type of legacy network technology troubleshooting. 

 


 

Save money by migrating from physical to virtual (not the old way but the new way)

 

Interested in transitioning your existing physical and virtual infrastructure environment into software defined world of networking?   The world where Network Engineers, Server Admins, Dev Ops engineers and Application support team can come together?   Allowing your company to reuse Agile best practices, that have been define in the world of software development and management for years, that can be easily carried over into the world of IT networking?

 


 

Virtualize your Data Centers with solidified IT solutions and services provided by DBA Binary Fusion

 

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to automate deployment of virtual devices across different data centers, without worrying about underlying complexity needs of your physical and virtual network and only worry about underlying applications? Wouldn’t be nice to have the power of OpenStack allowing your existing IT teams come together in the Agile methodology, managing applications rather than networks?

 

Wouldn’t it be nice not to rely on expensive services of Network Engineers to connect one office with another and let an avg Joe handle it?  


IT networking has changed helping small and medium businesses now save more money

 

For the longest time networking concepts stayed the same, software evolved, systems evolved, from hardware to virtual, however underlying layer of networking complexity always stayed the same and applications that were designed had to be constantly designed around networking, until now.

 


 

 

Network Engineers are no longer needed as they used to, but IT strategists and Guru Programmers are still in need

 

With recent developments in Software Defined Networking field, many new revolutionary ideas came in that make IT networks and Network Engineers practically extinct breed at least for the full time employee status basis, thereby reducing associated IT management costs and opening up the new paved road for avg day Joes who can now be no longer limited to geographic location of the company, and can work remotely (outside of USA) or any other location supporting no longer the IT networks, but applications, thereby effectively creating what so called opportunities for the US businesses to obtain more affordable labor over-seas rather than hiring expensive IT Network Engineers, System Admins or Network Admins.

 


 

Transition into SDN and say goodbye to traditional type of networking, do it gradually, but surely with the help of DBA Binary Fusion!

 

This type of transition can be very lucrative tactic for companies who simply want to save money on not having to worry about protocols such as BGP, EIGRP, OSPF, and other network complexities that Network Engineers deal with, etc and do not have to think about these technologies and do not have to get the constant support of a network engineer or system admin on their networks. Although SDN can save companies money over traditional networking, the concepts of deciphering complex issues behind the scenes of SDN will still be needed.

 

Additionally, replacement of existing Network Engineers and System Admins with Avg Joes, who are simply programmers, may not work out very well on the long term of the company’s operational cost saving needs.  

 

Therefore the most important tip that can be provided to C-Level execs is to consider instead of replacing Network Engineers, provide assistance to them with gradually transitioning their level of expertise into software defined networking realm of operational business needs, thereby still retaining the value of the traditional type of experience in regards to traffic flow analysis, being able to think logically to direct traffic in the right direction, while providing IT security and critical making decision for BCP and disaster recovery strategies, something that programmers typically do not think of when it comes to overall scheme of infrastructural operational business needs, simply because majority of the times programmers are thinking about specific nature of a particular function rather than complexities that surround that function.

 


 

Guidance Tip for C-Level execs and Key Decision makers.

 

Note although network engineering skillset may seem like it’s not really needed as it used to be, if you are smart C-Level exec or IT director and have lots of sites, then having someone who came from traditional level of network engineering experience and network security with somewhat beginner to mid-level of programming skills set is basically the best type of employee you would be looking for your SDN transitional needs. “Reason for that is because concept of routing and tracing where information flows are still the same, meaning no matter what the circumstance is, traffic needs to be understood, and reviewed from where to where it’s actually flowing and not just flowing, but whether it’s secure.” And the only adaptable people around that understand that concept are traditional network engineers and security experts.

 

Having simple cloud application without documentation and without an understanding of how data is carried over from point a to point b, is not an option for companies with sensitive type of data.

 

Reason why C-Level execs should get someone at mid-level and beginner level type of programmer IT employee and someone with network engineering traditional skills and network security skill set is because you can’t have it all i.e Expert Programmer and expert security leader and SDN engineer, one person can’t be good in all.   SDN field will require specific level of skill set that will only be possible to acquire through integration of multiple projects in software defined networking.

 

Unfortunately now days there is not that much of that experience just yet in work force, however the rapid acceleration of man power and initiatives taken by newly spun up start up solution integrators and SDN product creators are making this major shift possible fairly quick.

 

OpenStack IT consulting and solutions for companies thinking about migrating into cloud

 

The entire concept of traditional networking is being completely redefined into the realm of software based networking, making it possible for just an avg programmer to spin up entire enterprise network in the matter of 15 mins, being able to turn up, routers switches, firewalls you name it all in the convenience of an OpenStack API through programming languages like Python or REST APIs. If you are not familiar with any of these jargon terms, let us clarify, what we mean.

 


 

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Software Defined Networking allows bigger data center companies or cloud providers to provide what so called as “Infrastructure as a service” or (IaaS) , allowing programmers and dev ops engineers or SDN engineers to log into the web portal from anywhere in company’s office or from home. In this web portal dev ops engineer can do variety of very cool things, such as creating routers, load balancers all on the software level typing just bunch of commands and also allowing Dev Ops engineers or programmer coders to use scripting languages like Python to simply interact with OpenStack in such a way that would for example allow programmer to turn up one router in one data center or another depending on application health, or even automate this entire process of turning up applications in one data center as oppose to another.


 

The term OpenStack refer to not just a single application bur rather collection of services that work in concert to implement and IaaS cloud.

 

Here is example of OpenStack code names


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How does SDN work with computer program type of services?

 

Each service (mentioned above) has different python API, depending to which device communication needs to happen with. If you are a python programmer the Python APIs are much simpler to with than command line tools or the REST API, making it very convenient for existing DEV OPS engineers who are supporting applications to be able to write bunch of python scripts to automate something.

 


 

 

Practical example of SDN

 

For example in open stack let’s say you created router (meaning just literally clicked on some icon and created a virtual server typed IP address) and then decided to connect to that endpoint device through python, then you would effectively use Nova API to connect to it from Python and either turn off or turn on the device, move the device from Data Center 1 to Data Center 2.

 

Where does your current IT staff come in?

 

Your python programmers or Dev Ops teams can interact directly through OpenStack using Python to basically automate entire environment, without having to log into different routers, and switches and worrying about underlying network complexity.

 

What does it all mean? This means that your existing company’s environment can dramatically save money on Operational expenses, because face it, networks should work, just like when you drive a car on a highway, you do not think of any complexities, you simply enjoy and drive the car, similarly application roll out should be similar experience, where you can just roll out application for your business users without worrying about underlying complexity of networks.


 


 

 

Is there downside to software defined networking for your business?

 

There is no downside, other than bad news bears for your existing infrastructure network engineers.   For the price of a senior network engineer that your company is paying for now, you can get 10 avg programmers overseas or 5 good ones and not only be able to use their programming skills for spinning up network and virtual devices, but also get the maximum investment from these programmers coding for your environment applications that will bring revenue and allow you to expand your services.

 

Why spend money on expensive old school traditional networking infrastructure when you can be a C Level Hero and save money for your company and get bigger bonus!

 

So why do things hard way and spend your capital investments into old school traditional based networking and why not re-invent your company, come out as a hero C-Level exec who leads this transformation within your existing environment and focus on the area of cost cutting, more bonuses for yourself, and better revenue for the company.  

 

Note of course there are other downsides such as, migration to cloud is not something that’s going to be adoptable right away by some companies, and there will be plenty of resistance from old timers.   Some questions will rise up such as how well is the security around OpenStack based functions, who will we call for support if applications stop working?

 


 

 

IT Support Concerts with newly merged SDN networks

 

Will I be scrambling up bits and peaces with existing bunch of python written scripts by some programmer who left the company to make sense of heads and tails of the existing architecture, or will there be a vendor who I can call with support contract sort of like Cisco?

 

Or perhaps there is a company who is a single point of contact perhaps an IT consulting firm who can help small and medium size businesses and enterprise companies architect out critical processes internetwork together multiple business dependencies through variety types of APIs and create strategic road map for improvement of your company’s services and better revenue?

 

Or will there be an expert who is familiar with entire band of orchestration of API tools and in underlying levels of networking complexity? Also what about security? Have you asked yourself this question?


 

How will security be managed in SDN world?

 

How well can security be managed with so many applications being raised for the sake of business communications in the SDN space? How far is too far?

 

How far the limit with every day is multiple applications being spun off without realization of what needs to connect where and how, how capacity will be even managed, who can monitor if existing server processes are healthy and who will be able to trigger alerts if specific application health process is not at optimal health level?

 

All of these are valid questions, which is why DBA Binary Fusion has created a new service for companies who are interested in getting themselves transitioned into software defined networking from traditional network.

 

Our company can help CFOs and CIO map out existing application critical processes and create transitional SDN strategy

 

Our experts can properly document existing applications, critical processes. Monitor health of the applications, evaluate test cases of existing business processes, conduct business continuity planning and disaster recovery on the software level. Identify site readiness for software defined networking. Create a compiled report of what is needed to migrate applications and processes into IaaS based model cloud analyze existing security deployed in your current company and come up with the road map tactic for migration into SDN.

 

Our SDN Transition assistance IT consulting services in summary include but not limited to

 

  • Development of complex hybrid clouds based on existing infrastructure and customer requirements
  • Integration of existing infrastructure into the cloud
  • Consolidation of data center services into the cloud.
  • Consulting on effective use of the existing infrastructure and equipment
  • Support for IaaS/SOC platforms based on OpenStack
  • Strategic Business Planning for Continuity and Disaster Recovery based on new SDN solution.
  • Assistance with transition to SDN
  • Monitoring of Business Processes with application stack for alerting and greater awareness

 

DBA Binary Fusion Service Benefits

 

  • Reduce CAPEx expenses
  • Reduce OPex Expenses
  • Generate new Revenue by introducing new services with increase time to market speed
  • Drive greater efficiency using high performance solutions
  • Leverage Our expertise of IT Consulting skill set of traditional networks to dive into SDN, by working with not just someone who is a programmer, but a Networker who can interconnect software, business processes and hardware using latest and the greatest developments of SDN

 

What is the major benefit of letting DBA Binary Fusion company lead transition into SDN?

 

Get the benefit of working with the IT consulting firm, who didn’t just create traditional IT network solutions for others in the past, but also developed their own solutions and businesses in web development educational sector, for list of businesses DBA Binary Fusion created in the past, view about us page.

 


 

 

Gain competitive advantage over other companies with strategic level type of thinking IT consulting firm helping you slash your CAPEX and OPEX.

 

Beauty about our IT expertise is that we are not just hardware IT traditional network gurus, but also happen to be software oriented networkers, creating websites including custom search engines, whiteboards and providing marketing strategies for local businesses or remote who are in need of OpenStack consulting services helping companies migrate their traditional IT infrastructure into OpenStack, allowing your existing IT team maximize their efficiency in automating disaster recovery processes, improving business continuity practices and making it flexible for your existing Dev Ops or system/network admins to work on the networks.


 

Therefore APIs and scripting is not new to us, plus inter combination of the vendor who can do both, traditional networking and software based networking is what really differentiates us the most, when selecting a vendor to work with.

 


 

 

 

But wait what traditional IT networking still matters to companies?

 

 

Although SDN sector can most certainly take care of IT networking hardware components in the cloud, there are still some functions of traditional networking that will be most certainly necessary, such as edge side of the IT networks in customer premises, where no matter what companies still will need to connect with physical switches to redundant ISPs. Customers will still need video conferencing systems in house to be maintained and serviced, and still will need wifi networking as well as security door systems networking and cabling, not to mention actual Network Security and SDN security.

 


 

Will migrating to the cloud result in cuts of work staff?

 

 

Cloud or no Cloud someone must still manage the firewalls, someone must still manage information security and someone must still be able to integrate it all neatly together in the cloud with OpenStack and in Azure, AWS and Rackspace, and be able to engineer, architect and design the solution for IaaS type of environment or multiple tenants type of environment.

 

Although that someone can be your existing company’s programmer, in reality programmers have different experience and most of the times programmer and sys admins and dev ops engineers are all about software logic, and have relevantly low level experience when it comes to hands on type of solutions, such as installing and configuring wireless network, doing wireless site surveys analyzing radio frequency waves to ensure that there is no co-channel interference as well as manually installing cable, physical switches and extending cables from one end to another, as well as interconnecting traditional legacy network systems to your network over traditional methods of connectivity especially in the cases where remote 3rd party vendor or a company is not in the cloud.

 


 


IT programmers tend to be disconnected from best security practices and IT security is disconnected from the programming tactics

 

Additionally programmers mostly think about creating apps, they are not necessarily thinking of all the dependencies that exist outside of the app, between different type of vendors, APIs connecting to these vendors.

 

Which still makes it fairly reasonable for company such as DBA Binary Fusion to still exist or any other type of IT consulting company or MSP for that matter, after all, we are all about 1s and 0s. (although technically with SDN 1s and 0s will be less and less relevant just like IP addresses will be less and less relevant and higher relevancy will be around the skill set of applications and their level of integrations across multiple stacks)

 

IT SDN Product Solution Vendors we work with include, Cisco ACI, helping companies transition into SDN using resources and help of a recognizable vendor, making it easier to obtain vendor support, in the event there is an issue.

 


 

 

Jump out of the box and right into SDN this is what we can help companies do.

 

 

Our SDN IT Consulting company DBA Binary Fusion helps companies and C-Level Execs, IT directors/managers and key decision makers transition into the new era of networking. We help variety types of industry sectors to transition into SDN space, including accounting or CPA firm, Law Firm, Transportation Company, Educational organization or any other type of organization, financial companies.

 

SDN Solutions and Transformation Services offered by DBA Binary Fusion is all great for enterprise companies… but what about small time and medium companies who do not want to transition their infrastructure into custom private cloud leveraging Cisco ACI or any other type of virtualization vendor?

 

 Solution for folks like that is either public cloud, from the vendor who has experience in specific field, not just a vendor who is good in integrating…. Integration as a business is a poor choice business model, businesses would like companies who have IaaS for specific industries, with applications and solutions tailored to such industries. For list of industries that DBA Binary Fusion specializes review our Industries link.

 


 


Choosing the right vendor who can analyze your Business with SDN background is no longer optional it's most benefecial

 

Why choosing company for your IT solutions needs with SDN background is no longer optional, but a must now days.Why having industry knowledgeable IT consulting company in SDN space is important? Why not just purchase account at Azure, AWS, OpenStack and simply get cracking on creating servers, devices, switches, routers etc?  

 

This is very a valid question, but frankly speaking the concept of SDN networking is very complex, consisting of variety of tools, we are talking programming tools, databases, monitoring, virtualization platforms, operating systems, logging, config management and many other key tools that is very difficult to keep track of.

 

All of the tools have specific functions that can be great for use with specific industry, but may not make sense for another industry. Companies who specialize in specific industry can provide IaaS and application monitoring and in some cases support for critical application services that are well defined as part of business operational model.

 

For example some companies have already multiple applications for accounting firm that would be very useful for accounting and CPA firms, without having to run them locally, others will have full stack of variety set of applications for law industry others for another industry etc.

 

Some companies are more eccentric focus towards one industry and would have great specialization in SDN field then others, simply because they worked with other companies, and can replicate many of the efficiencies to your company.

 


 

 

Our practical example in our own industry

 

 

For example DBA Binary Fusion’s core industry focus is education, where DBA Binary Fusion created sites like www.TutoringServices.com in tutoring industry and created local tutoring network of sites such as FairfieldTutor.com, GreenwichTutoring.com NewHavenTutor.com WestchesterTutoring.com and inter-networked it all through API to multiple search engines such as CallMyTutor.com, StudyGuide.NET etc and used virtualized based infrastructure to host it all across different IP addresses providing adequate marketing power in the eyes of search engines while creating additional revenue stream across 3 different types of educational revenue sectors, such as selling study guides, match making local tutors in local geographical region and advertisement tutor listing on sites like www.TutoringServices.com   all while making it run on inter combination of virtual servers.

 

Therefore, if another company comes to us and asks us to replicate search engine for edu company in west coast or other area for example, then we can easily spin up dedicated website instances, with custom created search engines for recruitment purposes and offer that as a service to the companies, who can use the search engine, continue development of the search engine for their own needs while paying monthly fee for IaaS and Application as a Service.  

 

This brief description was just an example of how IaaS and SaaS comes together to offer competitive advantage to the educational industry specializing in tutoring.

 

Similarly companies exist out there in accounting and cpa firms, with IaaS, and other sectors. For the list of industries that we provide services to view our Industries section. We are all about Networking, regardless if it’s hardware, software, or creation of web sites business model network, or marketing network.

 


 

 

How DBA Binary Fusion is different from programmers and traditional networkers

 

Other companies are mostly about either programming, or telecom traditional networking, or partially SDN, but many of such companies lacking expertise of both IaaS and SaaS claiming that they are not one man band and have a great team. Well what good is the team if for every little technology question, another person needs to be involved, slowing down your application time to deployment. Our Consulting firm doesn’t have a team of just programmers, or just some avg on site techs to repair PC or fix a voice issue, all these traditional telecom teams no longer relevant in the world of SDN, and frankly speaking will be less and less relevant even more as we move into the future.

 

What is relevant now is highly skillful expert, full stack SDN networker and industry expert & IT Consultant with inter combination of traditional networking skill and new 21st skill, who can provide a solidified road map for transitioning your infrastructure assist with existing business process identification and help companies transition your old school IT infrastructure into the world of SDN.

 

Thereby eradicating the need for expensive network engineers, and replacing them with avg programmers where for the price of 1 network engineer your company can get 5 programmers from overseas, helping your company minimize your expenses.Of course not every company will hire overseas programmers, due to IT security concerns and compliance obligation, but the point being made here is that companies would no longer have to worry about having IT staff team maintaining your network as rigorously as it’s done in the days of traditional old school networking, and can rapidly reduce costs, and can easily shift some responsibilities to overseas programmers in effort to save costs.

 

 Also that doesn’t mean that all traditional networkers will not be needed in USA, on contrary there will still be need for low level skill techs for onsite installation as well as high skill level techs such as WIFI design experts, IT Auditors and IT generalists, cable guys and video conference and security system installer.  This is where DBA Binary Fusion comes in, as additional service for companies who would like to have additional onsite assurance that something will get fixed if it breaks, and someone to call.

 

Note there will be less and less traditional folks out there, so gradually such services will be carried over either to electrical contractors or be eaten up by bigger IT consulting services companies, such as DBA Binary Fusion, resulting in slow painful death of existing network admins and network engineers. This can be great for businesses, but as mentioned before bad news bears for Network Engineers and Network Admins or other types of System Admins.

 


 

 

We service CT NY and NJ locally, as well as other areas across East and West Coast remotely

 

Our company offers IT consulting services in CT, NY and NJ, if you are looking for traditional IT consulting services or SDN Networking transitioning, we are your company. Contact us today to discuss how ready is your site for Software Defined Networking or traditional based networking, whether it’s cabling, wifi interconnectivity, network security, penetration testing, solution design or marketing analysis, we can do it all.

 

With the vast amount of expertise requirement in SDN space small and medium and enterprise companies, are looking for experts, who can help them transition into SDN from traditional based networking, with minimum disruption impact to existing connectivity.

 

DBA Binary Fusion can help CPA firms, Real Estate Companies, Vending Businesses, Professional LLC, financial firms and law firms, health and dental practices transition into SDN.

 
 

Many of the above industries currently have existing infrastructure, i.e routers, switches, firewalls etc, as well as MPLS lines, circuits, Metro-E connection, Wireless networks, video conferencing network, data centers holding multiple ESX, and Hyper-V servers, Citrix servers, RSA appliances, firewalls, accelerators, load balancers, complex BGP protocols, EIGRP, OSPF, voice networks for your existing PBX services, VPN tunnels connecting PROD and DR data centers with remote offices, and inter-mix of variety type of vendors such as Cisco, Juniper, Checkpoint, creating what so called in the industry infrastructure of traditional based networking.


 All of that running across different interfaces accessible by engineers either through CLI, where OS operating systems are all different across all vendors, engineers are different for every vendor, and with tons of redundant devices residing on the edge of the networks. What was just described above is traditional networking.

 

The first and most underlying question is, how do you migrate it all to Software Defined networking? In how many stages? Can your existing infrastructure support OpenFlow?

 


 

What to do with existing infrastructure?

 

Does new infrastructure needs to be purchased to replace old school infrastructure with minimum IT infrastructure that can help centralizing all of this into OpenStack or consistent Agile oriented method for basic low labor over-seas cost programmers be able to spin up entire data-center under 10 mins in case of the disaster, while providing your existing IT Dev Ops staff greater access to automation and greater flexibility through interaction between applications using scripting languages such as Python?

 

The questions mentioned above are relatively valid and indeed make total sense to consider. Plus keep in mind the major requirement in many cases of the companies is to have availability of services during migration from traditional space into SDN.   In many cases this can be done either using parallel based migration tactics or hybrid based tactics. DBA Binary Fusion specializes in both types of tactics.

 

Depending on which tactic is chosen, complexity of transitioning into SDN varies, and so does the associated cost. For example if let’s say after analyzing your existing medium size business, we realized that it’s best to follow parallel based tactic, this would mean gradually migrating your existing services from one vlan in traditional networking space to software defined vlan in SDN space, while making sure that traditional infrastructure can still be able to communicated with newly defined SDN based services. Basically it’s like having one leg in the water while another one on land.   As more and more services get migrated into SDN, SDN network would become more operable, and less and less interoperable. Stages of how to migrate specific infrastructure environment may vary depending on the level of criticality for the type of services.


 

Software Defined WAN is right around the corner, let us help you transition into it and save money

 

For example if financial company has MPLS connection that is currently utilizing for example a router that connects to MPLS provider through BGP, and now wants to be able to take control of the router through OpenStack while ensuring critical data connectivity services are less disrupted, then installing another MPLS router that provides OpenFlow capability and directing traffic flow through OpenFlow while preserving connectivity through traditional based networking would be one of the parallel based examples.

 

Of course other tactic is to run on OpenFlow agent on the actual existing MPLS router, and following more of a hybrid approach to save costs on transitioning that would be one of the options, but more risker option.

 

Let us help you transition into SDN using multiple stages

 

Note transitioning to SDN space is advisable to do in multiple stages, but don’t get 2 hang up in the inter-operable stage, because the more services that are migrated to SDN, the easier networks become to manage and turn up. Hence understanding this level of perfect balance and existing technical infrastructure is essentially key in successful migration.

 

Our Company DBA Binary Fusion can help small and medium and enterprise size businesses in variety of industries, to take control of their existing infrastructure (regardless if it’s hardware or software based), regardless if it’s SDN based infrastructure or traditional based infrastructure and come up with the road map for transitioning into the cloud.

 

Let us help you De-mystify the cloud and create a road-map for your business

 

Our company can help customers de-mystify the cloud and get it to work for your company’s needs. The ability to utilize a scalable model where software and information are available to users securely as an on-going demand service offering can be quiet interesting topic for many companies. However many companies simply not sure where to start, well our company DBA Binary Fusion can help you by providing solid road-map that would begin with a discovery session where we:

 

  • Define the cloud: terminology, goals, and the eight infrastructure building blocks
  • Assess client’s current cloud readiness and desired implementation timelines
  • Establish a three-year plan with actionable steps implementable in phases
  • Plan and execute required engineering tasks and business processes
  • Determine project schedule and scope for products and service engagements
  • Provide a 3 month quick start plan of action
  • Connect you with the solidified SDN security vendors, providing level of segmentation for your existing infrastructure environment and design your security leveraging SD-Security based vendors.

Planning before/after SDN Migration from traditional based infrastructure

 

Throughout our service we would provide, check lists, cloud readiness road-map, and documentation of existing infrastructure from layer 2 and layer 3 perspectives, operational state level of existing IT infrastructure that we can specifically gather before migrating services into SDN, create strategy for migration in multiple stages, analyze what is critical what is not, review existing business continuity and disaster recover practices and assist with transitioning these practices into SDN.

 

In many cases after analysis of the site is performed, we realize that transitioning existing disaster recovery and business continuity practices, no longer valid, in which case we would propose other tactics for handling disaster recovery concepts.

 

IT Security Assurance and Review for small/medium/large CPA Accounting companies, Insurance, Health/Medical, Dental Offices, Law firms, Schools and Education industries

 

Additionally we would conduct Security Assurance and review of traditional infrastructure environment in your company’s industry, regardless if it’s in legal, marketing, insurance, education, CPA & accounting, or any other type of industry.

 

We do that level of assurance before migration to new SDN environment and provide IT Security necessary controls, and best practices to follow when turning up any new critical services in SDN environment, helping your existing IT Staff in your small or medium business as well as helping, Dev Ops teams in your company and application automation testers, get a clear understanding of current gaps in SDN, and areas of focus needed in order to improve operational resiliency reduce IT security associated risks and best of all maximize efficiency of your employees, and improve productivity of your services, helping your company succeed.

 

IT Automation consulting and Recommendations for companies migrating into SDN

 

Some of our recommendations include modifications of scripts to provide automatic turn ups of critical business systems in medical/dental/insurance or law firm, insurance, education industries, under specific instances where for example health of application in one data center is critical due to sudden latency. 

 


 

 

Additional Level of Visibility IT Consulting for small and medium businesses

 

Other recommendations include additional level of visibility solution within specific stack layer of OpenFlow interconnectivity.   Recommendations for what APIs need to be secured, recommendation for security in data plane layer of SDN, at control layer and application layer.The best way to think of DBA Binary Fusion consulting company is to think of someone like mechanic who can go under the hood of the car and find all of the little details, that simply dos not look good, and sooner or later may resulting in car end up being broken. 


Post SDN consulting services helping companies understand how to manage their Virtualized Networks and IT Security

 

Often during our SDN site readiness analysis we find multiple key areas, that are very difficult for companies with multiple data centers and traditional layers of infrastructure to overcome due to uncertainty in regards to how it will all be managed.  

 

Existing IT Staff Evaluation Services helping companies review new additional roles after migration into SDN

 

Our company DBA Binary Fusion clarifies major of the missing knowledge gaps in your existing IT Staff by identifying new methods of managing SDN. Additionally many companies we work with simply do not have the necessary need for public cloud and prefer to have their own private cloud, but still do not understand where do services such as firewall, IPS, IDS etc comes into play, and how communication flow is really happening.

 


 

 

What IT services will still be needed and what will not after SDN migration type of Analysis

 

This is where our company DBA Binary Fusion also comes in and clarifies what can be carried over into SDN space for law firms, dental companies, financial organizations, educational sector industries and others and what simply wouldn’t make any sense to be migrated into SDN within particular time frame.

 

Note the whole goal is to migrate into OpenStack is for agility, which ends up resulting in major cost savings, but the truth is in many cases, some environments area already good enough for some smaller companies, who simply do not really care about OpenStack or Openflow, and simply want to stay connected.  

 

SDN and BYOD at access layer solutions

 

Our company DBA Binary Fusion can help such companies stay connected, either through traditional network communication means or through SDN.  

 

Note on the access layer, there are often other key points to consider, such as Identity Awareness of the users who are connecting to your network, regardless if your network is SDN or not, for better physical security companies would need to have a way to categorize users either into quarantine based networks if they are not employee or simply guests and not provide access into the internal network regardless if it’s SDN type or not, our company DBA Binary Fusion helps businesses by securing their physical networks providing employees securely connect to the network while simultaneously providing BYOD capabilities at customer premises at the access layer.

 


 

 

Custom IT Solutions for Companies trying to satisfy their IT Security Assurance Auditor’s findings

 

IT’s no secret that sometimes IT security auditors may simply find way too many issues in company’s network. Some of the issues are high risk and others are low. Often auditors do not tell you how to fix these issues, what solution to roll out, how to combat the security gaps.

 

Often C-Level execs, CFOs and CIOs are left with a big red X showing that something is not properly designed, or secured, and often C-Level execs are not entirely 100% sure how to address these Red-Xs.

 

This is where DBA Binary Fusion comes in and can be your Virtual CIO helping your small, or medium size company craft up solidified approach to addressing issues that have been identified by your Security Assurance auditors.

 

  1. No separated level of segmentation between user vlans and data vlans.
  2. NO way to identify who opened up specific application, by user’s name, or by IP.
  3. No redundant Internet connectivity
  4. No secure Wifi
  5. No guest restrictions to wired or wireless users
  6. Inconsistent firewall policies.
  7. Internal virtualized networks and dmz networks are wide open.
  8. Non-secure passwords
  9. No way to trace back critical business processes
  10. Multiple vulnerabilities detected across your user vlan, printer vlan, server vlan.
  11. No double factor authentication configured for remote access connectivity
  12. No way to gain access to your environment.
  13. No way to restrict normal business users.
  14. No zoning foundation across security zones
  15. Radio frequency wave interference for wireless networks causes sluggish behavior.

If you are C-Level Exec, Engineer or key decision maker and evaluating your particular SDN solution vendor or seeking advice in regards to the best path in migration towards SDN and want to view the the rest of the list of 100 items, contact DBA Binary Fusion, and we will gladly share with you our Transitioning to SDN book FREE of charge, and help you craete the road-map in migrating your services.

 

Best IT security Practice and Recommendations provided by DBA Binary Fusion

 

If you just read 100 of the security assurance checks then you probably wondering, how on earth can I satisfy all of these and where can I find adequate IT security and solutions company who can help you alleviate many of these concerns. After all face it, often not following remediation of the security findings, can result companies losing their certification status, losing trust, losing revenue.

 

Often aligning yourself with reputable solution provider who is experienced in variety of IT security defense tactics, is the smart and most proactive way that companies can help themselves by remediating risks.

 

We can be your single point of contact for your IT Security assurance needs

 

Good part about DBA Binary Fusion is that we are partnered up with multiple solutions providers and also happen to be IT solution provider in CT, NY and NJ area as well as nationally providing services for west and east cost IT teams.