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5 Reasons to Consider FS Airware Cloud-Managed Network Solution

Updated on Mar 14, 2023 by
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As the need for company connectivity grows, so does the need for more devices, cloud environments, bandwidth-heavy applications, etc. Today’s small and medium-sized businesses have far more complex network setups than ever before. It is not unusual for SMBs’ networks to encompass various clouds, on-premises servers, WiFi routers, firewalls, apps, and users with a variety of PCs, laptops, mobiles, and more. And this complexity has only risen in the era of remote working. Managing these complex networks is usually time-consuming and resource-intensive. FS Airware cloud-managed network stands out as the best cloud-based network management solution.

What Exactly is FS Airware?

FS Airware cloud-managed networking is a brand-new network deployment and management model based on cloud. In this deployment mode, the network hardware is still deployed locally, but the management function is migrated to the cloud (generally refers to the public cloud). Administrators can centrally manage the network at any location through graphical methods such as web pages or mobile terminal APP. 

Instead of having to manage your business network on-site with network controllers or management software, cloud-managed networking, usually offered as a service, allows you to run your business network remotely through resources in the cloud. With FS Airware cloud-managed networking, you can manage multiple sites, users, and devices from a single point, enabling employees to work flexibly from any location. This is important not only now, but also in the future as we see many businesses moving to hybrid working models where workers can choose where they want to work.

Key Capabilities of FS Airware Cloud-Managed Network

Full-lifecycle cloud management

FS Airware cloud-managed networking provides full lifecycle intelligent network management services covering network procurement, planning, deployment, acceptance, and O&M. It enables rapid and remote delivery and O&M, which greatly reduces the costs and threshold for using wireless networks, saves inputs of manpower, and improves the efficiency of network construction and management.

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Full network cloud management

FS Airware cloud-managed networking supports multiple standardized configuration or management protocols such as NetConf, TR069, and MQTT, and realizes integrated management and control of switches, APs, ACs, gateways, and other devices across the WAN. At the same time, it supports rich remote O&M operations such as device addition, online status monitoring, configuration delivery, upgrade, restart, configuration backup and recovery on multi-branch networks.

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Intelligent O&M

Airware Cloud-Network Unified Platform discards the traditional idea of only viewing the device status during operation and maintenance. A properly working device does not mean good user experience. By introducing the machine learning algorithm, Airware Cloud-Network Unified Platform uses a large number of templates to measure the network experience in different scenarios and analyzes the reasons for poor experience from aspects of access, authentication, coverage, and roaming. Airware Cloud-Network Unified Platform can actively monitor signal coverage holes, wireless connection exceptions, poor Internet access experience, and network oversaturation, and help customers prevent experience risks in advance.

In the traditional network management, wireless network troubleshooting is often very difficult and requires on-site observation and fault recreation. Airware Cloud-Network Unified Platform collects all data reported by devices on the cloud, extracts and aggregates information from the aspects of time period, terminal, network metric, and traffic, and presents visual fault information (such as fault type, fault time, and fault cause). It also allows personnel to view the raw data of terminals in expert mode. Airware Cloud-Network Unified Platform faithfully records historical operation conditions of all devices in the wireless network, and provides accurate information for fault location. It helps enterprises respond quickly and saves personnel investment and O&M costs.

5 Reasons to Consider FS Cloud-Managed Network

Compared with traditional network management architecture, FS Airware cloud network management architecture has the following advantages:

  • Decentralized to centralized: Each branch of the traditional network is independently deployed and managed independently, while the FS Airware cloud managed network can realize remote centralized deployment and management, improving management efficiency.

  • From on-site O&M to anytime and anywhere O&M: Traditional networks require professional IT personnel to go to the site, while FS Airware cloud managed network can realize remote management, remote O&M and mobile O&M across the Internet.

  • Passive response to proactive prevention: After a traditional network fails, IT personnel respond passively to deal with it. With the help of the full-process digitalization of the FS Airware cloud managed networking, it is possible to leave traces of data and proactively detect abnormalities, stifling risks in the bud.

  • From human experience to data intelligence: Traditional O&M needs to be completed by professional IT personnel, while deployment, O&M, and troubleshooting all rely on manual experience. FS Airware cloud managed networking uses big data and artificial intelligence technology to solidify professional experience through machine learning and reduce the probability of error.

  • From limited scale to elastic expansion: The device scale of traditional networks is limited by the manageable specifications of the network management platform, while the FS Airware cloud managed network uses big data and cloud-native architecture, which can achieve elastic expansion and support the management of more than one million devices.

Why FS Airware Should Be Your Cloud-Managed Network Solution

With the rapid development of new technologies such as cloud computing, big data, and mobile Internet, the use of office applications, instant messaging, and production services on mobile terminals, the increasing amount of network equipment access, network maintenance has greatly promoted the migration of enterprise networks to the cloud. In the next ten years, all industries will face digital transformation, and advanced network solutions will become the key to enterprise production and business transformation.

Difficulties & challenges faced by traditional networks

Low network construction efficiency

  • The traditional deployment configuration threshold is high and the deployment cycle is long;

  • Lack of unified planning, network management is difficult;

  • The headquarters cannot understand the status of the branch network, and acceptance is difficult;

Poor network openness

  • Network expansion is difficult, and new terminals such as the Internet of Things cannot be monitored and managed;

  • The network is independent from other business systems and cannot be linked to provide data support for business decisions;

  • Network data cannot be effectively used to provide value-added services for enterprises, such as visitor operations, etc;

O&M management is difficult

  • Many network devices, scattered locations, high management costs;

  • The network operation status is complicated and invisible, and the fault handling period is long;

  • Difficult to evaluate wireless experience, no way to optimize scenarios;

Traditional network management solutions can no longer meet the needs of enterprises. FS Airware cloud-managed network solutions will bring flexible, fast, reliable and secure network management solutions to help enterprises better cope with the rapid expansion of branches, complex network scale, decentralized network distribution and challenges of various unexpected network services.

FS Airware Cloud-Network Unified Platform provides full-lifecycle cloud management network services covering network procurement, planning, deployment, acceptance, and O&M. It integrates the big data, cloud computing, and high performance computing to improve the efficiency in network construction and O&M management for enterprises and partners. Airware Cloud-Network Unified Platform provides rich northbound interfaces to support network value-added services. Airware Cloud-Network Unified Platform helps customers better operate networks and facilitates digital transformation of enterprises.

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