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New Technologies, from Cloud to SD-WAN, Mean Better Network Security

Posted by MHO Networks on Jan 5, 2018 12:35:54 PM

Network security is a topic on everyone's mind these days. Whether it's building tools for customer-facing applications or for internal use, keeping the information that's flowing on that network safe and available for use is top priority. Thankfully, new technologies like cloud-based systems and software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) are helping to keep the whole network protected.

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Topics: cloud, SD-WAN, network security

Making a Better Network: Speed, Latency, Cloud Adoption

Posted by MHO Networks on Nov 20, 2017 6:00:00 AM

The notion of a better network is different for most everybody, but some common facets emerge. Issues of speed and latency are naturally important, but so too is the issue of cloud adoption rates. These issues all go hand-in-hand to make a better network, and where one improves, the other two are likely to improve as well.

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Topics: Network, cloud, SD-WAN, latency, firmware

Infographic: What is Microwave Transmission

Posted by MHO Networks on Oct 25, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Microwaves do more than heat up food -- they can be used to communicate. And microwave transmission technology is an excellent way for businesses to connect to the internet and take advantage of cloud-based services. The benefits don't stop there, however.

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Topics: Bandwidth, cloud, connectivity, microwave transmission

First Data, Now Connectivity: The Cloud Is Still the Future

Posted by MHO Networks on Jun 5, 2017 10:00:00 AM
Back when cloud-based systems were first getting started, they were looked at the same way someone would look at, say, jumping the Grand Canyon on a soapbox derby racer built by a particularly bright seven-year-old. It was a clever enough plan, but almost insane in execution. Who would put valuable proprietary data in the cloud, where theoretically anyone could get at it? 

That's long since changed, thanks to significant security augmentations, and cloud-based operations and SD-WAN are now a welcome part of everyday business. It's time to reconsider the cloud as a connectivity vector with fixed wireless service.

Fiber in the Sky

Fiber service really got its start from Google Fiber, which presented as a serious competitor offering not only better prices, but significantly better service. Google Fiber eventually retracted after the discovery that laying fiber optic cable was extremely expensive. That's where fixed wireless connectivity can be especially valuable. Able to function as "fiber in the sky," it can effectively deliver fiber-grade service without having to lay the actual fiber.

Why Bother with Grounded Service?

This concept raises an interesting point: if there's a service out there that can act like fiber, provide the latency of fiber, and offer the speeds and bandwidth of fiber, then why even bother with grounded services at all?  In some cases , speed can be an issue, though this is changing rapidly. 

In fact, many of the reasons to avoid fixed wireless are either outdated or have been corrected. It used to be that fixed wireless required a direct line-of-sight connection, a  development  that's long since changed. Perhaps the only reason to continue using grounded instead of fixed wireless is that fixed wireless isn't available in a particular area.

Cloud-Based Internet Access

Essentially, we now have the option of what amounts to cloud-based internet access. It may sound redundant given that the internet is required in order to access the cloud, but it's about the case. With minimal infrastructure required--especially when compared to grounded access--fixed wireless can deliver all the benefits of standard fiber without the need to run fiber all over the place. 

If cloud-based internet service sounds like a good deal to you--and it should--then talk to  MHO Networks , who can deliver service on par with fiber, but without the messy infrastructure issues. The best in connectivity may be closer to hand than you ever expected.
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Topics: cloud