On October 4, more than 3.5 billion people were excluded from Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram, wiping out $ 50 billion from the value of Facebook shares.
The collapse of the social network was not the first, but its sheer scale reminded the world how dependent businesses and individuals have become on web-based networks like WhatsApp.
NetOp.cloud, an Israeli startup, believes it can provide the level of network management companies need to operate these cloud-based systems and help prevent the next great technological collapse.
“The massive migration to cloud-based technology has left virtually every organization facing the same threat,” says Bibi Rosenbach, co-founder and CEO of NetOp. “That’s why we created NetOp.cloud – to identify and fix network problems, ideally before they happen.”
One customer, a company with 70 branches around the world, discovered that its Singapore branch had gone offline and was unable to access the company’s server. Left to their own devices, having to manually search through the inner workings of the system, it could have taken the in-house technician many costly hours to find the problem.
Instead, when opening the account, it took two clicks for NetOp.cloud to discover that a firewall was blocking all inbound and outbound traffic to a particular area. With one more click, and in less than a minute, the problem was eliminated.
Taylor Jones, Co-Founder, President and CTO of Elauwit International, a leading US commercially owned wireless network provider, says he chose NetOp.cloud because of its ability to offer a one-stop shop.
“NetOp.cloud was ahead of other traditional monitoring platforms,” says Jones. “We love that, beyond the monitoring capacity, we can use it as a main office, avoiding the use of other platforms and communicating with our clients in a fast and efficient way.”
Computer networks used to consist of hardware that connected machines at a specific location, secured with a padlock and key, and managed by technicians on site. Requires maintenance screwdrivers and wire cutters. Then they went wireless. Now that everything has moved to the cloud and networks connect us to cloud applications, security and management have changed to adapt to this new technology.
With millions working from home and businesses requiring constant access from numerous sites, all using cloud-based software, the web has become the new network of choice. Networks are now virtual, hosted in the cloud, running multiple software systems from different locations, including workers’ poorly secured homes and mobile devices. It’s a whole new challenge, far from replacing a burnt wire or bad connector.
Enterprise networks are the essential infrastructure on which every modern business relies. The new cloud-based networks are too complex and dynamic for humans to manage alone.
This is where NetOp.cloud comes in. It runs invisibly in the background, using artificial intelligence and machine learning to predict when a system is about to malfunction.
Once a problem is detected, the system triggers an alert so it can be quickly located, identified, and resolved. Rosenbach believes that NetOp.cloud technology is the only technology currently available that provides both early detection and a solution to a network problem, all with minimal human intervention.
Rosenbach is a former CEO of Kryon Systems and was the founder and CEO of Personeta, which was acquired by SmartCall US. The idea for NetOp was born when the network of one of the Rosenbach companies collapsed. Rosenbach and his team were quick to find and fix the problem, and as the hours passed, he found himself haunted by memories of a similar incident 25 years earlier at one of his previous companies.
“I realized that in a quarter of a century nothing had changed in our industry,” says Rosenbach. “In every other field there was cutting edge intelligence, automation and next-generation solutions. But in network management, we lived in the Middle Ages. “
Due to increasing dependency on devices, the average person now spends almost seven hours a day on the Internet. In addition, users are constantly connecting to additional networks throughout the day, from navigation systems to credit card payment platforms.
All that is needed is for one of these platforms to crash and things can start to fall apart.
The ability to move so smoothly between so many different systems relies on maintaining the integrity of all those different networks, says Saar Gillai, president of Liquid Instruments, chairman of the board of Xilinx and Semtech, and an advisor to NetOp. “While in the past we may have come to terms with the lack of network reliability, as more things come to depend on it, networks will require a solution like the one provided by NetOp,” he says.
NetOp.cloud is completely cloud-based and requires no on-site installation or hardware. The company’s first deployments have been with a variety of clients, including Israel’s largest Managed Service Provider (MSP) and a leading Swiss financial institute.
The company appears to have timed its entry into the market well. According to Gartner, cloud-managed networks will account for nearly half of all network solutions by 2024, and spending on cloud systems infrastructure services is expected to grow from $ 44 billion in 2019 to $ 81 billion. in 2022.
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