The Cloud is a shared pool of computer system resources that are accessed by users and organizations to achieve economies of scale. We like to compare the Cloud to public utilities.

Take power generation for example. It’s not up to each organization to produce and store the electricity needed to run the business. Organizations use as much power as they need and pay the service provider for the amount consumed.

Like the example above, the Cloud is a collection of remote servers that host and manage data and business applications via the internet. This removes the burden on each organization to install and manage multiple business systems.

Cloud-based services simplify IT management by offloading much of the installation and ongoing management of IoT applications. Service providers can achieve incredible economies of scale, while organizations experience efficiency and ease-of-management.

The Cloud provides convenience, scalability, and mobility to the modern organization. Employees can access their business applications from anywhere, whether they are working in the office, at home, or while travelling.

But how do we bring the Cloud down to earth? By establishing a robust and secure local area network to support the necessary IoT devices, such as IP phones, IP cameras, and IP sensors. These smart endpoints need secure and reliable ethernet and power; often requiring connection via long cable runs to the edge of the network.

Mitel StreamLine, with patented SmartPathPoE™ technology, helps organizations achieve a simple, secure, and cost-effective connection to their Cloud-based applications. Using Modern LAN principles, the Mitel StreamLine solution creates a secure point-to-point LAN topology that is simple to manage – just like your cloud-based solutions. Mitel StreamLine allows customers to leverage their existing cabling and infrastructures to support IoT devices up to 1,200ft (365m) away.

Organizations are modernizing to IP communication, surveillance and other IoT (Internet of Things) devices to increase efficiency, improve security and create a better customer experience. Business Insider predicts that by 2025 there will be more than 55 billion connected IoT devices, up from 9 billion in 2017. To support these 55 billion IoT devices, organizations must first establish a secure and reliable local area network.

Mitel StreamLine was designed to help organizations maximize the return on investment of their digital transformations. Enabled with patented SmartPathPoE™ technology, Mitel StreamLine significantly reduces the cost to establish a secure and reliable Power over Ethernet (PoE) backbone.

How exactly? By transforming an organization’s existing infrastructure into a power-packed IP platform, with reach capabilities up to 1,200ft (365m) – 4 times farther than standard PoE switches. No more “rip-and-replace” and no more reach limitations. The cost savings are substantial considering the immense cost to install new infrastructure:

  • Thousands of feet of wiring to connect all devices on the local area network
  • Equipment to support new server closets or upgrade existing closets; including servers, racks, cooling systems, backup power systems, fire prevention and redundancy equipment
  • Labour costs to rip-and-replace the existing infrastructure and install all the equipment mentioned above
  • Material costs to support the construction and renovation work required to install the new infrastructure
  • Loss of revenue caused by disruption to business

By eliminating the above requirements, project deployment times are significantly accelerated, further improving return on investment. Reduce infrastructure costs and allocate more of your budget to ROI driving applications Mitel StreamLine.

Organizations that leverage their existing infrastructure to establish a robust PoE backbone are also creating a more cyber-secure network. Establishing a network today that can minimize susceptibility to cyber attacks may save your organization millions of dollars in the future.

As more and more organizations adopt the Internet of Things, cybersecurity has become a top concern. Companies of all sizes and in all industries are at risk of malicious activity; especially individuals and groups attempting to steal consumer and company data. The Ponemon Institute found that 7 out of 10 organizations believe their security risk increased significantly in 2017.

In the connected world of the Internet of Things, each “thing” on the network represents a possible entrance for a hacker. In DarkTrace’s Global Threat Report from 2017, it was determined that hackers gained unauthorized access to networks through various IoT devices including smart artboards, thermometers, and server rooms.

Mitel StreamLine is designed to combat these modern-day security threats by allowing customers to leverage their existing endpoint cabling; creating secure point-to-point network pathways. The long reach capabilities of Mitel StreamLine eliminate the need to install additional IDF closets, further reducing the number of possible entry points for malicious activity. Connect your edge network back to the core at a single convergence point with a robust firewall for maximum network security or keep devices and applications completely separate. The flexibility of choice is yours.

It’s not enough to secure data only where it’s stored. The modern enterprise needs complete end-to-end security and control of IoT data. Our enterprise-grade managed switches include an intuitive web GUI to help protect your data. The software provides tools to monitor network traffic and lock down any unused ports, ensuring network access is only provided to approved connected devices.