By the Structured Enterprise Networking Team In modern network architectures, more and more data is being generated, analyzed and stored at the “edge” -- not in a traditional data center. That edge better serves users of ubiquitous mobile devices like laptops, phones, and tablets because it puts them closer to their applications and data. But it also serves a proliferation of harder-to-manage IoT devices such as barcode scanners, medical devices, robotic equipment, and even weather sensors and traffic signals. A distributed architecture means data generated by these endpoints often flows through the cloud (public and private) in addition to private networks. To ensure all data is properly managed and protected, organizations must rethink their WLAN, LAN, WAN, and SD-WAN infrastructure by prioritizing security, visibility and manageability. How the Edge Is Changing Our Networks It’s no secret that the benefits of edge computing are incredible. This architecture has the power to deliver real-time data insights while simultaneously decreasing the amount of storage and bandwidth required, saving significant costs. And that’s just the beginning. The practical application of edge computing is really only limited by the human imagination and the technology it invents. Edge computing currently helps power smart cities and critical…

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Modern Data Protection

By Darrell Bowmer, Lead Engineer, Data Center Services, Structured Some business disruptions are difficult, if not impossible, to come back from without significant tried-and-tested contingency planning. One of those incidents is data loss, be it through human error, a software or hardware failure, or a malicious attack via ransomware. The best way to protect your…

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The Amazing Upside of Millimeter Wave P2P/P2MP Links


Millimeter Wave

By Jed Rabe, Senior Wireless Engineer, CWNE#280, ACDX#925, ACMPV8 -- DEFINITION: A band of spectrum which utilizes wavelengths from 30GHz to 300GHz. The wave lengths are between ten to one millimeter in length. The millimeter wave band is above the micro-wave band and is typically used for similar applications.  Background: Recently I was involved in…

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Future of Work: It’s about apps, data & UX


Remote Worker with Dual Screens

By Chris McDuffie, VP of Cloud Architecture -- In a bold proactive move to quash prolonged uncertainty over “return to work” scenarios, many high-profile tech companies are allowing employees to work from home for months, a year, or even indefinitely. For most enterprises with less advanced tech, offering the same distributed workforce option is a…

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Proximity Tracing with BLE-Enabled Tech Answers Tough COVID-19 Safety Questions


By Jed Rabe, Structured Wireless Engineer, CWNE#280, ACDX#925, ACMPv8 Companies are surviving the COVID-19 pandemic with triage to their business structure and processes. For many, a distributed workforce of telecommuters provided the cure. However, for businesses that must interact in person with the public and are eager to resume normal operations, it is important to…

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ArubaOS 8: Enhancements over ArubaOS 6


A World of Mobile Devices

By: Structured Wireless & Mobility Engineers Jed Rabe, CWNE, ACDX, ACMPv8, and Don Wright, ACDX, ACMP, CWDP, CWNA, MGCA -- Clients rely on the team at Structured to plan, deploy and support their wireless infrastructure -- especially when that technology is from Aruba Networks. Improvements in the Wi-Fi standard, LPWAN, and indoor tracking and wayfinding…

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