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Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

Where Everything Connects

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise is a leading provider of enterprise communications solutions and services, from the office to the cloud. Building on an established heritage of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, ALE operates globally with 2700+ employees in 100+ countries worldwide, with headquarters near Paris, France. ALE also has offices in every major country in Europe, the US, as well as across the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions.

With networking, communications, and cloud solutions for business of all sizes, ALE has a team of technology experts, service professionals, and 2900+ partners serving more than 830,000 customers worldwide, tailoring and adapting solutions and services to local requirements.

LAN Switching

ALE manufacturers an extensive range of fixed, chassis-based, and hardened switches, to provide flexible, enterprise-grade solutions from the access, to the distribution and core. ALE and Sol Distribution have worked on several large-scale LAN and WLAN deployments across the UK with an number of different resellers and systems integrators, and have the experience needed to help our partners win these projects and deliver them successully.

Access Switches

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise provides a complete set of stackable LAN access switches with market-leading resiliency, embedded security, and dynamic network performance tuning for real time application delivery.

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Ruggedised Switches

ALE’s hardened ethernet range offers a range of DIN rail and 19” rack mountable fanless switches that can be deployed and operate reliably in harsh environments and can withstand electromagnetic fields, high vibrations, dust/dirt and high humidity. These switches are ideal for a wide variety of Industrial applications such as Intelligent Transportation, Rail, Smart Cities and Utilities.

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Core Switches

A new generation of wire-rate 10GbE/40GbE core switches, with market leading port density and switching capacity, reduce the need for oversubscription and prepare your network for future growth. Low-latency, SDN-ready, high-capacity, modular Ethernet LAN switches, field-proven in enterprise, service provider and data centre environments. ALE offers a high density, multi-Terabit modular platform offering linear scaling, excellent redundancy, resiliency and high availability.

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Intelligent Fabric for Data Centre Networks

Intelligent Fabric (iFab) is the ALE solution for a high-performance, fully automated Data Centre architecture. A traditional Spine & Leaf architecture has some limitations. The ALE solution offers a POD and MESH network fabric architecture based on Shortest Path Bridging, an IEEE standard protocol which eliminates Spanning Tree Protocol (STP). It uses all links simultaneously, is extremely scalable and simplifies network configuration and management tremendously.

Wireless LAN

ALE can provide a wide variety of indoor and outdoor access points including Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) technologies support versatile deployments in any size network.

Controllerless Architecture

ALE WLAN products do not use controllers, they use a distributed intelligence model, where the tasks that would have been performed by the controller are distributed across the access points, and if one goes down, they can intelligently reroute traffic to maintain coverage. This architecture can support up to 4,000 APs in a single deployment (10,000 by the end of 2020)

Advantages of ALE WLAN Architecture:

• No single point of failure
• No Bottlenecks
• Simple deployment
• Improved security, resiliency, performance
• Simplified operations, low TCO

ALE Stellar WiFi 6 Brochure

OmniAccess Stellar WiFi

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Location-Based Services (LBS) and Asset Tracking

The OmniAccess Stellar LBS suite offers three game-changing location features to empower your company, broaden your services, gain insightful analytics and help you make better decisions.

OmniAccess Stellar LBS provides more than just navigation inside airports, hospitals, hotels, and university campuses. It’s the foundation of multiple innovative services such as:

  • Proximity marketing for restaurant and retail promotions
  • Automated information messages and emergency notifications
  • Smart parking
  • Location sharing
  • Finding points of interest with turn-by-turn directions
  • Staff mobilisation and coordination

Additionally, OmniAccess Stellar LBS offers in-depth location analytics to better understand people flow, dwell time, area utilization and concentration. Combining these exclusive features can help organizations improve processes, optimize customer engagement, and fine tune service delivery.

Read More: Increase Customer Engagement with Location-Based Services from Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

ALE Location-Based Services Brochure

Asset Tracking

Asset tracking identifies the location of equipment or people, in real-time, using tags with GPS, BLE or RFID technology to broadcast their location. And you can track more than just the whereabouts of your assets.  You can learn about equipment usage patterns and locations – even when it’s not in use.

Asset tracking analytics provide information about how items are used, which departments use them the most, how often they get moved around the premises, how far they travel on a daily basis and even when the asset was last maintained. This information helps organisation optimise asset usage.

Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar Asset Tracking for Enterprise

Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar Asset Tracking in Healthcare

Comprehensive Unified Management

ALE OmniVista offers a “single pane of glass” management solution for both LAN & WLAN. This single platform enables operators to easily provision, manage and maintain all network elements, with alarms, unified security policies, and virtualisation. It also provides advanced network analytics for a full visibility into both wired and wireless devices, IoT endpoints and applications, as well as predictive analysis for forward planning.

Network On Demand (NoD)

Network on Demand is an alternative Network as a Service (NaaS) model that adjusts to the constantly changing needs of end-users: It’s network infrastructure on your terms and within your budget.

High-performance IT and network infrastructure is essential for any company, but tailoring that infrastructure to exactly meet demand is an almost impossible task for IT departments. This means that networks are often too big and therefore too expensive.

This is especially true in organisations such as hotels, schools, universities and events facilities, where networks are either not used to full capacity, or not used at all for parts of the year. In organisations such as these, a usage-based provisioning and billing model can prove beneficial.

Read more about Network on Demand here: Flip the cost of network infrastructure from CAPEX to OPEX with Network on Demand

Proactive Lifecycle Management (PALM)

Check the status of all your ALE network switching products, warranties and service contracts at a glance.

  • In its easy-to-use online dashboard, Alcatel-Lucent ProActive Lifecycle Management (PALM) displays essential lifecycle information for Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Wi-Fi and LAN switching products.
  • PALM makes it easier than ever to keep track of your network health with real-time charts on device capacity, release notes and more, all within a couple of clicks. Low effort, low cost – but high value for your busy IT team.
  • This cloud-based application complements the Alcatel-Lucent OmniVista 2500 Network Management System (NMS) for unprecedented visibility into the status of your switches, operating systems and contracts

ALE Proactive Lifecycle Management

Further Reading:

News Story: Sol Distribution and partners help the Scottish Government centralise and secure their network

ALE Data Networking Products Foldout
ALE Converged Campus Network Solution Brochure
ALE Data Center Switching Solution
 Digital Age Networking for Enterprises Whitepaper
ALE Network On Demand Customer Brochure

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