Co-Managed LAN : Mettre le réseau à l’heure du Cloud

The cloud is becoming more and more important for companies of all sizes. Despite their flexibility, cloud technologies remain dependent on the networks circulating data flows. To eliminate this problem, Mixvoip offers companies a new solution, the Co-Managed LAN, which can be used to manage networks most flexibly. Marc Tholl, Head of Network Operations at Mixvoip, and Loic Didelot, the company’s CEO, explain the main benefits.

Launched last December, Mixvoip’s Co-Managed LAN service is growing rapidly. The company has acquired nearly 20 customers for its SDN platform, and the first Managed Services Partner (MSP) has just signed a contract. Mixvoip’s platform is not only multi-tenant, but it is also multi-MSP.

“Notre solution s’appuie sur iMaster NCE, la plateforme SDN de Huawei”, explique Marc Tholl. NCE est une solution de gestion et de contrôle intelligente des réseaux. En plus de ces fonctions de gestion et de contrôle, la plateforme intègre également des fonctions d’analyse et d’intelligence artificielle.

“Le client place le curseur où il veut”

“Avec notre solution de Co-Managed LAN”, poursuit-il, “we let the customer place the cursor where he wants between the workload he wants to take on himself and the one he wants to entrust to us. To add new equipment to the network, for example, a new switch, you can configure the device directly on the platform. The customer doesn’t need to connect the device to the network anymore physically. After a couple of minutes, the new device is ready to be used”. It has a centralized console from which it can manage all the elements that make up its network, VPN, switches, firewalls, Wi-Fi devices, etc., whether single or multi-site.

Réduire les coûts et gagner en agilité

“L’ensemble des équipements connectés au réseau est géré depuis un seul point central”, précise Marc Tholl. “Operations on the network can be done much quicker, and errors are less likely to occur. The increased reactivity improves network availability and reduces management costs”.

“Nous avons trop souvent vu des clients mettre plus de temps à ouvrir un ticket et décrire leur besoin auprès du helpdesk de leur fournisseur de service qu’à exécuter le travail par leurs propres moyens”, intervient Loic Didelot. “C’est l’une des raisons qui nous ont poussés à développer ce service”.

Loïc Didelot – CEO de Mixvoip

A travers sa solution de Co-managed LAN Mixvoip se positionne comme un véritable équipier au cœur de l’organisation de ses clients. “We bring the skills that they lack, or if their teams are not available, we take over the execution of the required work. The role of Huawei’s NCE platform is to centralize the configuration of equipment and the network management, which strongly increases efficiency", affirme le CEO de Mixvoip.

Sécurité et disponibilité

Mixvoip hosts Huawei’s platform in Luxembourg Tier IV certified data centers, the highest possible level of availability with a rate of 99.995%. “Huawei n’a pas d’accès direct à la plateforme”, souligne Marc Tholl. “If necessary, we can, of course, profit from the manufacturer’s support, but this happens in a completely secure manner. Besides, he concludes that the communication between the devices connected to the network and the platform is based on the Netconf protocol that allows you to manage and configure all network equipment through an encrypted communication“.

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Qu'est-ce que le SDN ?

Mixvoip’s Co-Managed LAN solution relies on SDN (Software Defined Networking). This architecture decouples the control and transmission functions of the network, thus making the control directly programmable and abstracting the underlying infrastructure.
 Through this, the engineers and network administrators can quickly respond to the evolution of business needs since they can intervene on traffic from a centralized console without working on each device separately. SDN also makes it possible to provide services where they are needed without the need to know the specific equipment to which a server or other device is connected.
Functional separation, network virtualization, and automation through programmability are key elements of this architecture.

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