Progressive enterprises are pursuing software-defined solutions with operating models powered by analytics, automation and machine communications to improve productivity, service-levels and cost structures. With hundreds of devices and sensors connecting to a network, wired connections are becoming expensive. At the same time, the mobile networks are not ready for the massive connections and the data associated with these connections coming their way.Using conventional unlicensed methods such as Wi-Fi to address the coverage and capacity is not necessarily ideal for some mission critical workloads. This is because:Wi-Fi is designed as a “best effort” service, it cannot deliver the Quality of Service (QoS) to the level most large-scale companies demand.It requires significant security to be added to the solution – a big concern for healthcare facilities and other mission critical enterprise companies that have the strictest security needsWi-Fi has limited mobility and the build out of the network has significant CAPEX and OPEX costsCitizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) will be a key catalyst and enabler for private mobility for two main reasons:Unlike Wi-Fi, it uses a licensed wireless band and LTE technology to enable guaranteed service levels for the enterprise.The Enterprise can choose to deploy CBRS enabled private Mobility-as-a-Service. Many cloud service providers/wireless ISPs are building out a subscription-based model and therefore, the data rate costs are close to zero and the deployment of the service is faster and sometimes less expensive than Wi-Fi.This is great news since CBRS will increase the adoption of 4G spectrum within the enterprise and paves the way for 5G. Earlier this month, the CBRS Alliance said it had begun work on a new release to merge with the 3GPP specification for 5G deployments.We are working with Ruckus Networks (now CommScope via acquisition) to enable massive adoption of mobile edge solutions that will be leveraging CBRS bands in 4G today and will become the foundational blocks for 5G within the enterprise. Ruckus Networks has the core components for private mobility on a public cloud infrastructure, which includes the pre-provisioned SIMs, zero-touch provisioning capabilities and self-service tools for the enterprise. The combined strengths of mobile access by Ruckus Networks and secure customer edge infrastructure by Dell Technologies enables the enterprise transformation plan.Key Requirements for the Enterprise While there are many important success factors to be considered for enterprise rollouts, the following key requirements are essential to ensure that while 4G is being deployed today, the principles of 5G and its foundational blocks are taken into consideration.The need is for a faster, more reliable network that has low latency and most importantly, is private (secure) so data is not shared across the public network. Wi-Fi isn’t always the most secure service, which can be a concern for any business where it is crucial to keep customers information and data private.The network should be designed for capacity, quality of service and guaranteed service levels.The workloads must reside locally within the enterprise and be orchestrated from a managed service cloud data center.Regardless of consumption model (on-prem, cloud, hybrid) – the operations must be seamless across technology platforms, locations and administrative domains.Private Mobility-as-a-Service is a Key Enabler for the EnterpriseSome of the key values extended by private Mobility as-a-Service utilizing CBRS bands are as follows.Enhanced reliability: More reliable than Wi-Fi for business-critical communications, private Mobility-as-a-Service uses CBRS spectrum to guarantee low latency with a managed SLA model.Flexible licensing model: This solution is a subscription SaaS model where the service orchestration, subscriber provisioning, and dynamic spectrum allocation for the access points are all pre-built into the solution for the enterprise.Ubiquity: Given the architectural overlap between SD-WAN and private Mobility as-a-Service, the solution can coexist with the broad SD-WAN deployments. Our Solutions “in action” at DTWCome see all the capabilities of Enterprise Private Mobility as-a-Service “in action” and meet our experts at the DTW 2019 Event in Las Vegas. You can also get an update on associated webinars here.
Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionCan’t take four more years of amoral TrumpPeople with honor and dignity cannot stand working for President Trump very long.Now we have temporary, unconfirmed, acting heads of customs and border protection, acting homeland secretaries, acting heads of citizenship and immigration, acting defense secretary, and vacancies throughout the government.President Trump prefers acting people because they are compliant.One result is the terrible maltreatment of children on the U.S. southern border.We once were horrified to see Syrian parents and babies washing up to be virtual prisoners on the shores of Greece or arriving to find guns and barbed wire pointing at them in Hungary. Now, here in the United States, it’s little and non-nutritious food, little or no drinking water, no bathing, no sleeping, no parents, no asylum hearings, no love, all punishment for children in our care. Are we no better than Greece or Hungary?If we tolerate our amoral, shameless president for four more years, it will get worse. Take back our honor. Save the children. Close the camps.Help the world. Vote in 2020.David GibsonBallston LakeWhy should we all have to pay again?Why do we have to pay again?Montgomery County broke a contract for garbage disposal with Fulton County. I ask Matt Ossenfort, who is responsible. He is Montgomery county executive, just as Ann Thane was responsible for the city of Amsterdam.Who should take the blame for the $5 million in debt when she left?Who takes the blame that obviously we broke the contract by taking in garbage at a higher price than we were paying Fulton County?Who is responsible for the $450,000 that we must pay Fulton County? Was it the country executive, legislatures or some other employee?Who is responsible for the $450,000 that we have to pay? This county has to smarten up. Ann Thane and her cohort Gerry DeCusatis should be liable for some of the city debt, just as Matt Ossenfort should be liable for the garbage fiasco — especially since now we have to pay more again for disposal. Ann Thane and Gerry DeCusatis both have nice, rewarded jobs with the state (paying $97,000 and $86,000 annually by state records). Maybe they should have their wages garnished to pay back the $5 million deficit, neve rmind blaming dead people and others. The county and city are on a bad path.Take off the rose-colored glasses. You might think things are getting better, but ride around and look.Enough is enough.Sandy “Rogo” RoginskiAmsterdamOnly help immigrants who are here legallyBravo. David DeMarco was absolutely right about coming into our country legally in his July 7 letter, (“Want rights? Enter the country legally”).I think we should help all immigrants who come legally, but I don’t think we should help those who come illegally.They broke our laws to get here and should not take away from those who are here legally or were born here.We have too many poor people who need our help and should get it. I also agree that only those who are legally here should get driver’s licenses.Carol VaccaSharon SpringsMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists