NETWORK

Overview

The network is evolving, rapidly. Beyond the leaps in sheer power to push, pull and provide access to robust data-sets, expansive analytical information and an ever-increasing array of applications, the network is getting smarter, easier to manage and more security conscious. Concurrently, the criticality of the network is paramount, as expectations of access, availability, performance and security have never been higher. For close to thirty years, PEAK has been at the forefront of architecting, implementing and maintaining enterprise networks. Our breadth of experience, partnerships and industry certifications are simply unmatched and provide a testament to our prowess to translate business requirements, priorities and goals into real-world solutions. Let PEAK guide you through the new era of networking.

 

Go Beyond With PEAK

highlighted services & solutions, only from PEAK

SDN STRATEGY

A consultative offering to help organizations understand Software Defined Networking technologies, benefits, business decisions and key vendors.

SOLUTION: ACI

Application Centric Infrastructure delivers maximum network performance when traffic is heavily focused on application workloads.

SOLUTION: MULTICLOUD

A Multicloud Architecture provides organizations with the freedom to choose where their workloads should reside and run in a secured cloud.

 
 

PEAK Solutions

PEAK Core Network

 

PEAK Core Network is a robust solution designed to provide your organization with an optimized core networking infrastructure that is worry-free. Through this comprehensive solution, PEAK will implement a customized, purpose-built core networking architecture to support your business. Once live, PEAK provides ongoing support to maintain and manage your network. Our team of experts provide peace of mind, as we professionally handle day-to-day management, upgrades and additions to your environment. If you have legacy infrastructure assets, we will provide a thorough assessment and recommendations to make the most of your current investments to enable business-centric lifecycle management.

PEAK Software Defined Strategy

 

PEAK SD Strategy is a consultative offering to help organizations understand Software Defined Networking technologies, benefits, business decisions and key vendors. Additionally, our experts will develop an executable plan to implement the software defined technologies that make the most sense for your organization.

PEAK Application-Centric Architecture

 

PEAK Application-Centric Architecture is a new offering that is gaining a considerable amount of attention, given the unmatched Software Defined expertise of the PEAK Network Team. Application-Centric Architecture, also referred to as ACI, is a modern approach to delivering maximum performance and workload management when the network traffic is heavily focused on application workloads with varying communication requirements. PEAK has unique, highly advanced expertise to architect, implement and support multi-cloud networks with a consistent policy model irrespective of physical switch and applications location. ACI is a virtualization solution that provides the ability to move applications seamlessly between on-premises and any other cloud, while maintaining service levels, with security and high availability in mind.

PEAK Multicloud Architecture

 

PEAK Multicloud Architecture is a new offering that is gaining a considerable amount of attention, given the unmatched Software Defined expertise of the PEAK Network Team. Today’s Software Defined Networks enable micro-segmentation at a software level, which removes the need for a specific switch manufacturer and vendor. A Multicloud Architecture provides organizations with the freedom to choose where their workloads should reside and run in a secured cloud native model, whether on prem or in a hyperscaler platform, site or cloud. PEAK has a team of experts to help your organization leverage the advantages of micro-segmentation, multicloud networking, automation and application security through automated policies.

PEAK Software Defined WAN

 

Software Defined WAN (SD WAN) is an amazingly powerful networking technology that has changed enterprise networking and the management of branch locations. PEAK has in depth experience with architecting, implementing and supporting SD WAN. Typically used to connect enterprise networks – including branch offices and data centers over large geographic distances, PEAK can help you understand the technology and how it can deliver to your business directives. We are focused on helping clients realize the benefits of leveraging standard ISP connections in addition to private WAN circuits to optimize expenditure on circuit costs for a given location and or Data Center facility.

Professional Services

Network Services

PEAK’s Networking team helps design and implement and manage networking infrastructure. Our team of highly certified consultants and engineers are fluent in Switching, Routing, Firewalls, layer 1-7 Security, VPN, MPLS, VPLS, VxLAN SDWAN & SDN.

Engineering as a Service (EaaS)

PEAK maintains a staff of professional data center engineers available for short or long-term staff augmentation services. We have operational expertise across numerous disciplines focused on specific server operating systems and storage/data management platforms. We are highly skilled at managing and working in environments with VMware, Red Hat Linux, IBM AIX, IBM iOS as well as Pure Storage, NetApp, and IBM Storage.

Network Device Migrations and Upgrades

This service provides a comprehensive overview of the status, capacity and performance of entire networks or individual devices in a network. We evaluate your existing environments and provide professional and experienced recommendations combined with professional services to ensure your investments are being maximized.

Virtualization Health Check Services

Our team will provide an in-depth evaluation of your virtualized environments, including virtual hosts, local area network, storage area network, and storage devices. Recommendations and additional services can be provided to help you improve the overall efficiency of your virtual assets.

Project Management

PEAK will provide a single point of contact through the entire project. The Project Manager will work with your project team to coordinate and schedule resources, validate work completion and provide status updates.

Solution Architecture

PEAK has over 20 combined years of direct solutions experience with Converged Infrastructures ranging from SAP based solutions through International multi-pod private cloud implementations. Solution Architects will work with your team to provide a clear, concise implementation plan that will cover weeks, not months.

Integration

PEAK will receive and assemble the entire structure in its custom integration lab in Denver. All components will be racked, cabled, upgraded to the required firmware levels, configured, and fully tested. This will verify all hardware is fully functional and minimal data center floor time will be required. We will also customize the implementation to meet your data center specifications as well as asset tagging and inventory processes.

Implementation

PEAK will provide engineers to complete onsite implementation within the data center, working closely with your staff to integrate the Rack, Power and Network interfacing to meet project requirements and follow all established policies. Once complete, the entire implementation is documented with all configurations, network addresses and best-practice information.

Technologies

APPLICATION ACCELERATION



Application Acceleration enables improved application performance and response time over the network. Acceleration techniques overcome network effects such as WAN latency, packet loss, and bandwidth congestion. Additionally, application acceleration addresses application challenges that adversely affect performance such as “chatty” protocols, e.g. HTTP, CIFS, and Samba, differences in TCP/IP stack implementations, and the lack of distinction in web applications between cacheable and non-cacheable content.

MULTIPROTOCOL LABEL SWITCHING (MPLS)



MPLS is a protocol-agnostic routing technique that simplifies packet delivery within the network by determining each packet’s end destination faster, therefore using fewer resources, and speeding up delivery.

NETWORK: DATA CENTER



Data Center networking connects all data center resources – from physical (i.e. computational and storage) to network-based devices – together in an efficient and scalable way, so that each module can transfer data between each other.

SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORK (SDN)


Software-Defined Networking technology is an approach to cloud computing that facilitates network management and enables programmatically efficient network configuration by separating the control and forwarding planes. If done correctly, this process can improve network performance and monitoring capabilities.

VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORK (VPN)



A VPN is a tunneling protocol which establishes a virtual point-to-point connection to a private network over existing networks. In doing so, a VPN securely enables the user to send and access private data, as if their computing devices were directly connected to the private network.

NEXT GENERATION FIREWALL (NGFW)


A firewall is a device or set of devices (hardware, software, or both) within a computer system or network, which is configured to block unauthorized access while protecting authorized communication. Next Generation Firewalls are able to detect and block sophisticated attacks by enforcing security policies at the application level, as well as at the port and protocol level. NGFWs also protect against viruses and malware.

 

NETWORK: CORE



What’s called a core network by service providers, or a backbone by enterprise private networks, is a central part of a telecommunications network that provides various services to customers who are connected by the access network. Core / backbone network provides paths for the exchange of information between different sub-networks. The key functions of core networks include aggregation, authentication, call control / switching, and gateway services.

ORCHESTRATION



Orchestration is the automated configuration, coordination, and management of computer systems and software. The goal of which is to streamline and optimize frequent, repeatable processes to ensure accurate, speedier deployments.

SOFTWARE DEFINED WAN (SD WAN)


In Software Defined WAN takes Hybrid WAN to the next level, replacing traditional routers with virtualized applications controlled by a centralized, automated network overlay. The result is a more efficient, easily managed network with increased security, performance and reduced costs.

And So Much More…



This section highlights just a few of the technologies we work with. We would love to talk with you about your business requirements and help you understand the right technologies for your environment. Additionally, we are constantly keeping our finger on the pulse of new and upcoming technologies. We strive to design and implement the perfect solutions for each one of our customers.

LOAD BALANCING


Load Balancing refers to the process of efficiently distributing network traffic across servers to manage capacity and optimize speed. If any one server becomes overburdened, performance could be adversely affected. Load balancing ensures flexibility, reliability and high availability across multiple servers.

NETWORK: EDGE



Edge computing is the processing and analyzing data along the fringes of the network, closest to the point of its collection, so that data becomes actionable as soon as it becomes available. Edge devices may include routers, routing switches, IoT devices and more.

ROUTE



Routing is at the heart of network LAN (Local Area Network) and WAN (Wide Area Network) technologies. Routing is the process of selecting best paths in a network. In the past, the term routing was also used to mean forwarding network traffic among networks. However, this latter function is much better described as simply forwarding. Routing is performed for many kinds of networks, LAN, WAN, Internet, and Voice to name a few.

SWITCH



A switch is a hardware component that serves as the basic on-ramp for access to data and services. Switching technologies are crucial to network design, as they allow traffic to be sent only where it is needed in most cases, using fast, hardware-based methods. Local Area Network (LAN) switching uses a variety of switch types. The basic switch is marked as layer 2 switch and can be found in nearly all local area networks. Layer 3 or layer 4 switches require more advanced technology.

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