Imagine this Carl.....
You work in a serviced office building. A building with managed IT and 3 different companies on your floor. Another 2 above and 1 below on different floors.
The serviced building provides an internet connection for all companies.
Your department is the finance department. Your company has a competitor within the same building.
Now at any point, anyone of these companies can increase or decrease the amount of office space they require. At some point this space could be split across multiple floors or areas.
If all the computers for all users within all companies in the building could see each other and potentially access each other's confidential data, would that be ok?
No you say?
So if your company could not be seen by other companies, and your department could access all the data on your servers that it needed to, and other company users could not see your computers, would that be ok?
So how do we achieve this?
We separate each group of computers into their own network with a set of rules to say who can see them and what they can see.
What does not matter is the physical location of each computer, they could be in a different room, and different floor.
The important thing is the security of your data and the ease of which you are able to carry out your work combined with the fact of being able to be mobile within the corporate environment and knowing that things simple just work.
People like us make that magic happen, we analyse the needs, we design the architecture, we implement and support a "Virtual Network" to make sure this happens and gives you peace of mind that you and your data is safe.
How does that make you feel? Happy? Cared for?
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A bit about yourself & your work I work in infrastructure support for a Cisco and Meraki partner. With over 21 years IT support experience and a previous 9 years of avionics and telecomunications support experience, it is probably fair to say the I enjoy problem solving. I design, implement and support anything with a plug, from network infrastructure, servers, telephony, cctv down to mobile devies and peripherals, then though to graphic and web design. We have customers with 500+ daily WLAN vistors on a single site, to a 12 site 3 continent customer with 120+ VLANs. In the rest of my free time, I enjoy large DIY projects like kitchen refits and electrical rewiring, car restoration, and 7, soon to be 8 grandchildren who pull me away from all of this to play on the Xbox with them. It's a hard life! Your experience with Cisco Meraki I have been working with Meraki for just over 6 years, including, MX, MS, MR and SM. Looking forward to a project with MV soon. A fun fact about yourself I am a better shot with a pistol at 30 metres that I am with a rifle at 100 metres. Random!
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