WBS Connect Case Study: Meru Networks

WBS Connect Case Study: Meru Networks

NEF Partner, WBS Connect is a privately-held provider of worldwide technology services. The company leverages multi-gigabit commitments with IP transit carriers to offer direct connections in the United States, Europe and Asia. WBS Connect also offers colocation, storage, and expert managed network services. WBS Connect has a presence in carrier neutral data centers in Amsterdam, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, NYC, Seattle, and Toronto. Following is a case study in which WBS Connect was able to provide a multiple carrier, BGP enabled, high availability solution to Meru Networks, a developer and marketer of wireless infrastructure solutions that enable the All-Wireless Enterprise.

Meru Networks develops and markets wireless infrastructure solutions that enable the All-Wireless Enterprise. Its industry-leading innovations deliver pervasive, wireless service fidelity for business-critical applications to major Fortune 500 enterprises, universities, healthcare organizations and local, state and federal government agencies. Meru's award-winning Air Traffic Control technology brings the benefits of the cellular world to the wireless LAN environment, and its WLAN System is the only solution on the market that delivers predictable bandwidth and over-the-air quality of service with the reliability, scalability and security necessary to deliver converged voice and data services over a single WLAN infrastructure.

Meru Networks needed a partner that could provide a multiple carrier, BGP enabled, High Availability Solution to support their mission critical Data, voice and Video traffic.

WBS Connect was able to assist Meru Networks in getting their own ASN number through ARIN. WBS Connect then architected a BGP-enabled, high availability, networking solution utilizing the ATT and XO Communications IP backbones. For the managed hardware solution, an N+1 Routing/Switching infrastructure powered by Juniper Networks was deployed. This solution provides Meru Networks with a fully redundant, high availability network topology that supports their mission critical Data, Voice and Video traffic. By running BGP with ATT and XO, Meru is not dependant on a single carrier for IP backbone connectivity. The N+1 hardware solution also allows for a router to completely fail and not affect Meru Network’s traffic.

Benefits Summary
• WBS Connect acts as a single point of contact for network connectivity, managed services, hardware, and advanced network consulting. WBS Connect takes care of IP backbone services, including providing one, simplified monthly bill.
• Meru benefits from WBS Connect’s multiple carrier relationships, providing diversity and reducing the risk of network down time. Additionally, instead of having to maintain relationships and contracts with each individual carrier, Meru just has one contract with WBS Connect.
• Meru IT has built a strong relationship with WBS Connect’s engineering staff. Meru receives unbiased consultation and guidance whenever needed.

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