Introduction to Networking
High performance server and storage systems need a high performance network. As leaders in the design and building of bespoke server systems for the delivery of 3D graphics, deep learning and artificial intelligence applications, we recognise that the connectivity with a system and what it connects to in the network have a significant effect on the overall experience, results and productivity of a solution. Working with leading networking partners allows us to ensure our systems get the infrastructure they deserve.
High Performance Switching Solutions
For a high performance server system, maximum throughput and low latency are key. Installing Infiniband, or high bandwidth Ethernet cards within a server is just part of the solution, as the speeds and benefits of these technologies need to be carried over to the external network. Scan, partnering with the leaders in innovative switching solutions, are able to match your network requirements to the performance NICs installed in our server systems to deliver throughput speeds of up to 400Gb/s.
Furthermore, high-performance computing and big data applications present a unique set of challenges for the network, as there is a constant demand for very high performance to support ever-increasing bandwidth. Our solutions can provide network automation and orchestration using Software Defined Networking (SDN) to deliver dynamic optimization whilst retaining service agility.
Blanket wireless network coverage is almost a given these days, however that coverage needs to be consistent, fast and secure. Scan, partnering with providers such as Cisco and Extreme Networks are able to supply the latest 802.11ac Wave 2 access points and complimentary controllers, optimized for high-density deployments to address the network demands driven by mobility, smart devices, and the exploding wireless enabled Internet of Things (IoT).
Powerful mesh networks that eliminate dead-spots, provide the fastest throughput speeds, and offers the highest levels of encryption. Furthermore, cloud management tools ease deployment, monitoring and policy setting so time can be better spent elsewhere.
As your gateway to the networks of the outside world, your routers are potentially the most important part of your network. Whether providing secure communication with remote workers through VPN, load balancing traffic over multiple data lines, providing failover to 4G services in an emergency or delivering the heart of your IP telephone system - it is imperative to ensure you have a model that suits your business requirements today, but will allow for simple scalability in the future.
Partnering with the likes of Cisco, Scan is able to provide modular routers of all sizes to adapt and change as your business does - embedded security features may be adequate now, but the ability to add in a dedicated firewall appliance with minimal disruption at your demand increases is worth considering.
Protect your Network
There barely seems to be a week go by that a ransomware or hacking attack doesn’t make the headlines – we can’t change this, but we can protect against it. The risk of next generation threats such as zero-day attacks, previously unknown malware, and increasingly sophisticated ransomware can be minimised with the correct hardware installed and threat intelligence tools at your disposal.
Rack & Power
We advise customers on how best to protect workstations and servers from power spikes and blackouts, as well as monitor and control your power usage. Our portfolio encompasses a comprehensive suite of power management solutions - including uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs), power distribution units (PDUs), remote monitoring, software, airflow management, rack enclosures and services – all of which we can work with our partners to ensure the best fit for your business.
The Scan Professional Services team have many years’ experience in the fields of Secure Network Architecture and Design, working on networks of all sizes and complexity. Our consultants are able to use their expertise to help your company deploy or design your network in a secure way to ensure the highest levels of business continuity. Our services include:
- Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
- Adaptive Multi-Layer Network Survivability
- Content Control Systems
- System Monitoring
- Secure Tool Design and Deployment
- Wireless Architecture Design