Category: Blog

Team Solar Conference

Photo booth, buffet food, pub quiz, karaoke…sounds like a pretty good company strategy day to me! Here at Solar we really value our team, that’s why we’re always investing in social and educational development. We took two days out to update our fantastic team on our company strategy and future plans. We hosted our company […]

Window security updates for ShoreTel

Following the recent global ransomware attacks, Solar in partnership with ShoreTel  has been testing and clarifying which Microsoft patches should be applied to servers running ShoreTel software.   For servers running any release of ShoreTel ST14.2 or ShoreTel Connect Onsite, ShoreTel’s recommendation is that one of these two patching schedules is applied: The patches located […]

Cloud, on-premises, or hybrid: which cloud is best for you?

Cloud, on-premises, or hybrid: which cloud is best for you? Are you considering the benefits and risks of a cloud- or premises-based solution, looking at the fundamental requirements for each system, or how to measure ROI? Here’s some guidance on the information available to you, evaluating what your business needs are, and analysing what solution is […]

From Ripples to Waves: How the evolution of consumer demands changed cloud communications…

If business owners have heard one phrase ad infinitum, it’s “The customer is always right”. Unsurprisingly, consumers wield a large amount of power and influence many trends across a variety of industries: cloud is no exception. Generational shifts, technological advancements, always-on mobile technology, and the rise of teleworking have made mobility a necessity across businesses […]

Is your business ready?

In light of the global cyber-attack this weekend, there is still an impending threat of yet more ransom attacks coming to light today as workers turn their computers back on after the weekend. Europol has confirmed that the number of attacks is still rising, with NHS being one of the worst-affected companies. Over 200,000 computers […]

Rest Easy with Solar

After many months of hard work, Solar has now achieved the ISO27001 and ISO20000 accreditations. These awards have set us above many of our competitors, proving that we truly are in control of both our data and yours, as well as receiving recognition for our commitment to service excellence. That is all well and good, but […]

Why SD-WAN will replace legacy MPLS

Why SD-WAN will replace legacy MPLS

Today, the majority of Enterprise WAN’s are based on MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching) connections. However, with the growing number of applications being delivered from the cloud combined with the need to enable direct-to-cloud communications, MPLS is no longer sufficiently performant or cost-effective. The need to increase streamline WAN infrastructure, combined with the interest for cheaper […]

How to determine whether SD-WAN is right for your business - Solar

How to Determine Whether SD-WAN is Right for Your Business

SD-WAN adoption continues to grow at a fast clip with the latest reports estimating that this market will grow by 90% in the next 5 years, according to IDC. This isn’t surprising, there is a myriad of benefits that SD-WAN can bring to your business, including increased resilience, improved performance and lower WAN transport costs. […]