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Western Networks Partners With Citrix Systems, Inc.
Western Networks has begun rolling out Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solutions for both new installations and hardware refreshes.
Using a best-in-breed combination of Citrix XenDesktop for desktop provisioning, VMWare vSphere for virtual infrastructure, Reid Data Systems for storage, and Wyse for clients, Western Networks is able to provide a robust virtual desktop design that delivers performance second to none.
Citrix XenDesktop allows customers to use virtual any hardware device as their portal into their virtual desktop, delivering unparalleled flexibility. Old desktop hardware, existing desktop PCs, dedicated zero clients, iPads and iPhones, Android tablets and phones, laptops, Linux boxes - you name it, you can use it to deliver a powerful desktop experience to just about any device. Even laptops that are offline can use a virtual desktop via Citrix's FlexCast technology.
Reid Data Systems' storage solutions deliver the performance necessary to make VDI a reality. VDI is extremely demanding on storage performance - legacy storage simply can't deliver the raw disk speed necessary for acceptable performance. Reid Data Systems' SAN solutions, based on NexentaStor technology, can deliver several orders of magnitude better performance than legacy storage solutions, making large VDI deployments possible.
Western Networks Offers In-House Hosting and Spam Protection
Seeing a need for better web, e-mail, and FTP hosting solutions, as well as superior spam-filtering solutions, Western Networks has begun offering in-house answers.
Using a group of servers to offer redundant, fail-safe hosting, Western Networks servers are high performance machines that provide reliable hosting for customer websites and e-mail. Scalability has been achieved through server virtualization, with quick and monitored fail-over in the event of an unresponsive server.
In addition, Western Networks has begun offering spam-filtering solutions via SonicWALL's outstanding Email Security appliance products. SonicWALL's Email Security products offer the best spam and virus protection available, and Western Networks is proud to be able to offer that protection to it's clients at a low cost.
Between the two new service offerings, Western Networks is able to offer an end-to-end e-mail and hosting solution that provides maximum security, excellent spam and virus filtering, and complete control over e-mail flow and hosting for easy diagnostics of any issues that may present themselves.
Western Networks Moves into New Data Center
Western Networks has moved into the Radiant Communications data center on brand new server equipment utilizing dual Intel XEON dual core processors with redundant RAID hard drives, redundant power, and redundant Internet uplinks for maximum up time and performance.
Western Networks' data center servers (as well as their customer's servers) are protected by a SonicWALL PRO 1260 Internet Security Appliance, a 24-port stateful packet inspection firewall, providing maximum security while enabling maximum throughput. Mail servers are protected by SonicWALL's Email Security product to eradicate spam and viruses from their e-mail infrastructure, eliminating producivity loss and security concerns revolving around e-mail communications.
The Radiant Communications data center is state of the art, providing a secure environment served by fire suppression, climate control, secure access, redundant battery and generator protected power, and dual gigabit redundant Internet uplinks. Western Networks monitors all of the servers around the clock for up time and problem resolution to ensure minimal down time.
Outstanding Supplier Of The Year 2002
Western Networks is named "Outstanding Supplier Of The Year 2002" for "Exceptional Service" by Craftsman Panel Cutters Ltd. Craftsman provides full service component manufacturing with CNC technology combined with direct mill sourcing.
Craftsman Panel Cutters has been a Western Networks client since October, 2001. Since then, Western Networks has upgraded their server, printers, and several workstations. Western Networks has also advanced Craftsman's technology platform to include broadband Internet access, network wide centrally controlled virus protection, top-shelf firewall protection, and instant remote support for problems via a protected virtual private network (VPN) and Western Networks' network operations center.
Western Networks Partners with SonicWALL
Western Networks becomes a SonicWALL Silver Reseller. Founded in 1991, SonicWALL, Inc. designs, develops, and manufactures comprehensive Internet security solutions that are used by companies of all sizes to both protect their networks and provide secure remote access connectivity.
After several months of researching the security market for a company and product Western Networks feels can provide the best protection available, Western Networks has selected SonicWALL. SonicWALL is widely respected and recognized as both an outstanding company and an outstanding product, one Western Networks is proud to recommend to their clients.