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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. […]

The Countdown to SIP- Are You Ready for the ISDN switch-off- Solar Communications

The Countdown to SIP: Are You Ready for the ISDN switch-off?

The trend to stop offering ISDN as an option started with US telecoms giant Verizon ceasing to offer ISDN services to new customers. Similarly, in Europe the upward trend was continued when in 2015 BT announced their plan to migrate all users to IP networks and completely switch off ISDN and PSTN services by 2025. […]

5 things you need to know about pure storage solar

5 Things You Need to Know About Pure Storage

Flash storage adoption is growing at an exponential rate and is becoming the go-to option for IT Managers looking to solve their storage problems. More than half of the respondents of a recent 451 survey said that their organisation had already deployed flash, and with good reason – we generate more data than ever (2.5 […]

Considering SD-WAN- The top 6 questions everyone asks answered - Solar Comms

Considering SD-WAN? The top 6 questions everyone asks answered

SD-WAN has been making the news for quite some time now and it looks like it’s here to stay. According to a recent IDC report, SD-WAN adoption is growing and fast. With 70% of surveyed organisations planning to adopt SD-WAN in the next 18 months. This shift to SD-WAN is of little surprise with so […]

Solar mini guides series: How to enable a mobile workforce

Technology is affecting almost every aspect of our lives and fast influencing the world of work. Advances in technology and the rise of the smartphone generation means that people are now connected 24/7 and there is a clear shift towards mobility in today’s workforce. Employees are demanding flexibility as part of their job and the […]

How to Prevent Data Breaches Without Constraining Your Business

How to Prevent Data Breaches Without Constraining Your Business

Despite IT security budgets increasing year on year and organisations spending millions on security technology and software, data breaches continue to make big news. A recent Government survey shows that 65% of large organisations and 51% of medium and small businesses reported that they had suffered security breaches in 2016. In fact, being difficult to monitor, employees […]

The mass adoption of cloud pbx - Solar Comms

The Mass Adoption of Cloud PBX

An increasing number of businesses are moving away from traditional on-site telephony solutions with more and more IT managers embracing a hosted solution (Cloud PBX) as a direct replacement. Currently, there are 38 million hosted Voice over IP (VoIP) and Unified Communications (UC) seats and the number of VoIP and UC users is forecast to total […]

Enterprise Flash storage is equal in cost to disk… The choice is a no-brainer - Solar Comms

Now that Enterprise Flash storage is equal in cost to disk… The choice is a no-brainer

Everyday 2.5 Quintillion (2.5 followed by 18 zeros) bytes of data are being created. Keeping in mind that 90% of all data has been created in the last 2 years alone, this gives us some insight into the challenges IT departments across enterprises now face when it comes to data usage and their growing storage requirements. […]