Network Infrastructure

Advanced, secure connectivity is a competitive advantage

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What is network infrastructure?

Benefits

Our approach

CBTS solutions

Case studies

Faster connectivity and streamlined network management

Legacy networks pose significant business challenges, including non-standardized infrastructure and network security vulnerabilities. Outdated networks hinder an organization’s agility in meeting evolving customer expectations, limiting business success.

Modern organizations are shifting their network infrastructure strategies as collaboration and communication utilization and development continue to soar.

Most enterprises find expanding network access through a hybrid data center and cloud networking combination model yields faster, more reliable connectivity and easier, more comprehensive network management—resulting in an enhanced user experience.

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Secure architecture for your network infrastructure is now a requirement

Ultimately, the best way to enhance customer experiences is through adopting technologies and processes that enable network infrastructure modernization. But, transforming your network can be complex and time consuming and can increase risk if not adopted correctly. It also requires significant infrastructure changes, including new roles, architectures, and processes to support a more agile and application-centric IT environment. Also, your team needs to have the experience to ensure your transformation has security top of mind.

CBTS can help you transform your legacy network infrastructure with the latest hardware and software to enable better connectivity and communications. We provide highly experienced, certified engineers to design custom network solutions in partnership with best-in-class technology providers.

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NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE

What is network infrastructure?

Network infrastructure refers to the hardware, software, security, and network services that enable connectivity and communication and allow customers to complete tasks through devices, applications, the Internet, and other services.

Today’s enterprises are extending their IT network by integrating with third-party services or building hybrid network infrastructures. These infrastructures have increased speed, security, and reliability over legacy environments centered on manual configuration and management of switches.

BENEFITS

Benefits of a solid network infrastructure

Networking at the speed of business

Certified network engineers

Highly experienced and certified engineers design and deliver customized networking solutions.

Tested processes

A customer-focused, solution-based approach leveraging a variety of manufacturers.

Best-in-breed technology

Strategic partnerships with leading technology manufacturers.

Worldwide support and data redundancies

Strong presence throughout the U.S., Canada, India, and the U.K.

Customized deployment

The integration center and warehouse deliver consistent and customized deployments.

Next-gen security

Security experts guide you in protecting your data and supply chain partners.

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of organizations are using network automation extensively, and another 42% use it in a limited way.

OUR APPROACH

Why CBTS?

Our highly certified and experienced network architects and engineers assess your current environment, identify outdated and underperforming network topologies and other potential bottlenecks, and create a robust and secure networking solution to meet your business goals.

Whether upgrading legacy network infrastructure or creating a hybrid network combining on-premises data centers and cloud networks, CBTS has the expertise to help your organization transition smoothly.

Identify

Identify any legacy systems or outdated hardware that may be hindering network performance and any potential bottlenecks or areas that require upgrading.

Build

Creating a robust and secure network architecture is essential to lay a solid foundation for your cloud strategy. Migrating network servers from traditional data centers to the Cloud enables enhanced integration, security, and optimal performance.

Secure

Implement zero trust security measures like patch management, endpoint detection and response, monitoring, authentication, encryption, firewalls, and other security controls to protect your data and assets from unauthorized access.

Monitor

Monitor network activity closely to detect potential security threats, identify performance bottlenecks, and address other issues that may compromise your mission-critical systems and cause downtime.

CBTS brings zero trust principles to enterprise networks, addressing the continuous influx of personal and visitor devices. Zero trust adoption mitigates security risks associated with these devices accessing the network.

“It’s energizing to be part of a team that pushes the boundaries to build robust and scalable networks, ensuring seamless and secure connectivity for our clients.”

– Brandon Bowman, Chief Operating Officer

CBTS SOLUTIONS

CBTS network infrastructure solutions

Our comprehensive portfolio

Core

Enable cloud computing and resilient data center communications securely and cost effectively.

Edge

Optimize routing and switching while ensuring security, improving collaboration, and enhancing service delivery.

Wireless

Provide employees and guests with secure access on any device.

Software-defined

Build security that detects and blocks invasive attacks, secures mobile device activity, and enforces security policies.

Case studies

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Our client is a mutual insurance holding company with over a thousand employees headquartered in Cincinnati. The company markets a variety of insurance and financial products, including life insurance, annuities, and broker/dealer services.

Problem
The company needed to replace ten-year-old switches nearing end of life with newer, more reliable switching architecture to manage its critical insurance and financial services operations.

CBTS solution
The client partnered with CBTS—which had prior knowledge of and experience with the client’s existing network—to implement an upgrade and identify and mitigate complications throughout the project.

CBTS recommended a Cisco data center solution, which entailed migrating the company to next-generation Nexus switches. This solution streamlined administration with fewer management points and allowed a faster 10 GB Ethernet to handle increased network traffic.

Outcome
The network upgrade increased the company’s network speeds to support 10 GB and meet expected data traffic due to the client’s aggressive growth goals. The solution eliminated network downtime through improved redundancy, enabling the IT staff to perform maintenance and upgrades without impacting network operations. Finally, enabling high-speed backup connections for frequent backups and snapshots improved disaster recovery.

The client, a large regional financial institution, operates as a diversified financial services company. The financial institution has $113 billion in assets and operates 16 affiliates with 1,309 full-service banking centers, including 103 bank mart locations open seven days a week.

Problem
The client’s network was insufficient for the company’s bandwidth needs, and its connections had quadrupled over a four-year period from 16 to 64. The client’s growth in both the number of locations and the types of banking services created an increased need for new and updated technology at the client’s main offices and branches.

CBTS solution
The client engaged CBTS to assemble a team of best-of-breed engineers to design and deploy a custom optical networking solution. It was fully operational within eight weeks of equipment delivery, meeting the client’s timeframe requirement. In addition, CBTS successfully installed a converged voice and data solution, which included phasing out the old voice architecture and replacing it with VoIP. The VoIP infrastructure supported all existing branch locations with new circuits and routers, telephony servers, transcoders, and configuration.

Outcome
Within 30 months, CBTS rolled out the VoIP solution to all branches and internal groups at the client’s sites. More than 33,000 handsets have been transitioned to VoIP. The solution employed a VoIP server, eight Call Manager servers, and one Unity server. Three hundred customer sites utilized the Auto Attendant application. The SIP project’s successful implementation saved the client $9 million.

Located in Northeastern Ohio, this healthcare system with over 7,000 employees provides comprehensive emergency, acute, critical, outpatient, and long-term care.

Problem
The client needed a refresh to its existing end-of-life wireless hardware.

CBTS solution
The client and CBTS met weekly for three months to ensure the final solution would include all requirements and to educate the client on product capabilities. After the discovery, CBTS implemented a proof of concept on one floor of the client’s tech center building.

The proof of concept provided all requirements outlined during the discovery process. Aruba controllers and Mobility Master provided scaled deployment options and centralized license and configuration management.

Outcome
Using Aruba Airwave, the client’s IT department now has granular visibility into the network and spends far less time managing it. CBTS professional services integrated the existing network security solution with Aruba controllers and Mobility Master, providing a secure environment without needing additional security solutions.

Aligning network infrastructure with business objectives

Network modernization success is fueled by three primary drivers: increased agility, reduced costs, and improved security. By prioritizing these key factors, CBTS will align infrastructure modernization efforts with the needs of your business.

 

Enhanced agility empowers businesses to swiftly adapt to evolving market conditions and customer demands. Meanwhile, reduced costs and improved security are crucial in driving profitability and safeguarding critical business assets.

As businesses rely more on technology to operate, the significance of a strong network infrastructure will only continue to grow.

FAQs

Top 5 questions

What does network infrastructure consist of?

Network infrastructure is the hardware, software, and network services enabling connectivity and communication and allowing users to complete tasks through devices, applications, the Internet, and other services.

How is network infrastructure changing?

Organizations are adapting their network strategies to include both on-premises and cloud solutions to address unstable or obsolete environments that can result in outages, loss of productivity and revenue, and security breaches that expose sensitive data.

Why should I update my network infrastructure?

Growing businesses find it easier to expand network access with a hybrid networking approach, combining updated on-premises hardware and software with robust cloud network solutions.

Why cloud networking?

It’s safer, easier to use, more robust, and ultimately more efficient for both IT resources and users, and delivered at a lower cost.

What's the difference between network infrastructure and NaaS?

Network infrastructure is a company’s physical hardware and software to connect users, devices, applications, and the Internet. Networking as a Service (NaaS) is a cloud model that replaces physical, on-site data centers and hardware with “rentable” networking services.

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