One of the most critical aspects to the overall efficiency and effectiveness of your network is the architecture and design of it. Get this wrong – or it’s not optimised as best it could be – and the consequences could be both harmful and expensive to your business.
In searching for suppliers, you need to be 100% confident in the technical expertise of the team you’re working with. As a market leading provider of senior, industry experts in the IP Network Architecture and Design space CACI can give you the reassurance you need.
Our network architects hold the highest level of technical certifications across multiple vendors including Cisco, Juniper, Alcatel Lucent and Huawei and are also skilled across broader non network disciplines to bring a valued understanding across the overall Network and IT environments. This is combined with the fact that many of our consultants operate across multiple technology verticals, including ISP, Enterprise, Government and Telecoms; meaning that technical excellence is always delivered in the context of a commercially sound solution.
Our solution architectural engagement works alongside your key stakeholders to understand business goals and objectives, transforming these into a more refined, overall technical architecture that would include specifics around vendor, technology (LAN & WAN, DC and SAN Fabric, routing optimization, SDN etc). This process typically results in supporting our clients businesses with specific technology and ROI justification or RFX process oversight.
CACI undertakes both High Level conceptual and Low Level detailed design for our customers. Design projects include Network Upgrades in the LAN & WAN, Consolidation (including routing efficiency), Data Centre Design (Stretch Fabric, DR, Failover resilience), Backhaul and Transport network upgrades (MPLS, Carrier Ethernet etc). We utilise Industry Best Practices in all our processes and draw upon our broad, expert knowledge across the overall network footprint. Additionally we are on hand to ratify customers and 3rd party designs for additional business assurance.
CACI provides PoC (Proof of Concept) and deployment testing for our customers, working in conjunction with your pre-production and production environments we are able to replicate and test how a change in OSPF or MPLS, might affect your performance. Further, CACI is able to offer our customers the ability to utilise CACI’s extensive in-house network laboratory to test migration to new protocols or vendors and the impact it makes.
CACI carries out a whole range of deployment and implementation activities, ranging from minor configuration changes such as securing SNMP, through to full-scale redesigns across the Metro environment. We always work in conjunction, and within our customers change requirements and their customer’s specifics demands.
In summary, our industry expert team of consultants and engineers are well versed in a whole range of networking products and technologies, including:
Cisco – ASR & ISR, Nexus, ASA & ISE, Catalyst, IPS and WAAS
Juniper – EX, MX and SRX
Alcatel – OmniAccess, OmniSwitch, ISAM & SAM
IPv4 & IPv6, MPLS, EIGRP, OSPF, IS-IS, RIP, BGP, IPSec, Multicast, Ethernet (1GbE to 100GbE) etc.
Data Center, LAN, WAN & SAN, Metro & VPN.