Private Optical Network Solutions for your Enterprise

October 29th | 2 Sessions - 9am UK / 11am ET

Enterprises and large businesses require high-speed, low-latency connectivity among their corporate locations and data centers. Implementing this with a private optical network over dark fiber provides multiple sustainable competitive advantages:

Join us on October 29th as we discuss these topics and more:
  • Unlimited bandwidth for all data, voice, and video services
  • Low latency for asynchronous data mirroring to assure business continuity
  • Highest availability based on multiple redundancy options
  • Added security with optical layer encryption (with forward-looking capabilities to protect against quantum computing attacks)
  • Complete control over the infrastructure, from provisioning to performance monitoring
  • Fast payback when compared to public network or leased line solutions

Join us on October 29th where we show how new slimmed-down easy-to-manage optical networking gear makes it easier than ever to build and run a private optical network. You can do it yourself or work with a system integrator. Either way, you gain sustainable performance and economic competitive advantages for your business.

For your convenience, we have two sessions for this event. The webinar will run for about 30 minutes with 15 minutes of Q&A:
  • Session 1 – 9:00AM UK/10:00AM Europe/11:00 AM Israel/1:30PM India
  • Session 2 – 8:00AM PST/11:00AM EST/5:00PM Israel
Jonathan Homa | Ribbon Communications
Jonathan Homa
Sr. Director of Portfolio Marketing
Ribbon

WEBINAR: Private Optical Network Solutions for your Enterprise

October 29th | 2 Sessions - 9am UK / 11am ET

 

If you think, just going back years ago, how did we handle computing? How do we handle data within our businesses? Well, you had these computer rooms in the basement, and everything was handled internally by the IT departments. Today, the bulk of the applications, the bulk of the data, has all, were moved somewhere into a data center, which is most of the time remote from where the people that are running the businesses take place. This kind of scenario has really changed the way that business communications is taking place. It's created a much greater intensity in terms of the communications, and the fact that communication has become so inexpensive has also allowed this to happen, as well. So the fact that we've been able to build these sort of cloud based economics, based on data centers, and based on communications, has really fundamentally changed the whole way economies are running and including the way your particular business, as an enterprise, is running, as well.

So what that means is, because there's a much greater emphasis on communications, it might be impact the way that you want to handle these communications Will this content benefit you? Well first of all, are you truly an enterprise, or are you a company that's a large business, or, you know, that has, say, for example, more than 500 employees? Because if not, usually, it's not the case where your communications would be intense enough to have a private optical network, You can fulfill your requirements by other means.

The next question, is communications among your business location is really critical to your operations? In other words, your employees communicating with applications that are in data centers are communicating with each other. Is this something which needs to take place all the time and needs to be up all the time. Again, is something which is a pertinent question if it makes sense. Also, for instance, you might be a, like a utility and you have distributed network with lots of devices, such as for monitoring and data acquisition. In which case also you need to have a network which is sort of 100% of the time, 100% reliable and 100% secure. That would fall in this communication and my business locations critical to your operations.

The other category is having to do with data and how you handle data in your business. Yes. Most of the time, it's located in data centers. But are you really on top of maintaining continuous backups for that data where you're actually mirroring it among multiple locations in real time? Again, that would be another qualifying questions if this webinar it makes sense for you. And we'll get into some of these aspects as we proceed. Some of the enterprise sectors that Ribbon sells private optical networks are Research & Education, Hospitals & Healthcare, Financial, Manufacturing, Smart City, Utilities, and Transportation.

So what are the enterprise connectivity use cases? And again, we're stepping back a little bit here about how we're fulfilling these use cases, but we're focusing on what are the use cases themselves. The first one is what's called cloud connectivity. And this is where workers are connecting to applications in data centers, somewhere in the cloud. There's often a need for high bandwidth, not necessarily ultra-high bandwidth. And depending on what the application is, just having sort of normal latency that you might experience over the Internet to very low latency is usually required.

And, of course, you want high availability, running almost all the time, but if it goes down occasionally here and there for a few minutes while that's acceptable. Then there's Office Connectivity, where workers are connecting with each other. Here you’re thinking more about maybe video communications or people doing joint designed together. And again, this is sort of similar with cloud connectivity, in terms of you need sort of the normal level of expectations in terms of bandwidth, latency, and availability. Then we move into the world of critical connectivity. This is sort of a cross between applications communicating with each other, maybe IOT may be in terms of supervisory control and data acquisition that you would see utilities. Financial, where people need to have almost instantaneous returns in terms of transactions. Or in terms of health, maybe moving in the future towards things such as remote surgery. Finally, there's data replication, this is where you want real-time mirroring of what's called synchronous data replication between your data centers that you have 100% guarantee that your data is protected in terms of disasters.