February 03, 2017
FracTEL Joins Wired IQ to Launch BrainBox at CVx ITEXPO
In a world that continues to get more connected and systems are more reliant on each other, multiple redundancy systems are essential in order to ensure the business continuity of any organization. At the upcoming ChannelVision Expo (CVx) at ITEXPO, which will be held in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. from Feb. 8-10, 2017, is where the launch of BrainBox will take place. A patent pending hardware designed to bring together solutions that are critically important in today's digital ecosystem in one intelligent device. WiredIQ, the maker of BrainBox, is going to be joined by its partner FracTEL, a company that specializes in business telecommunications solutions, for the launch.
In developing BrainBox, WiredIQ wanted to create a single intelligent edge appliance that connects the customer to the cloud using multiple broadband points and deliver essential services for any organization with a digital presence. BrainBox provides SD-WAN, Unified Communications, Network Security as a Service (NSaaS), IT managed services, video surveillance, alarm and building controls through the Internet of Things (IoT).
In order to ensure the continuity of the services BrainBox provides, WiredIQ designed it to support three different WAN connections, one of them being cellular. The connections can be public, private or split tunnel, and any WAN connection can be designated as a passive or active automatic failover for any other one connection. Having this type of multiple redundancy for the connection might seem like overkill, but organizations large and small rely on staying connected for everything from processing payments to running their day-to-day operations.
BrainBox also provides complete business continuity, which according to the company can back up your servers and PCs along with the processing with automatic failover. And in partnership with a backup specialist called Datto, a hybrid system has been put in place in which an appliance on the customer's premises performs local backups, which then performs a second backup in the cloud.
WiredIQ says it can perform this type of backup at any scale and any level, backing up servers and entire systems. In the event of a major disaster, even if a whole facility is lost, BrainBox can get your system up and running instantly, this according to the company.
Key features of BrainBox are: solid-state appliance with no moving parts and 99.999% SLA; manage firewall monitored in the cloud; MPLS-IQ private networks with redundant pathways with PCI and HIPAA compliance; redundant secure Internet access; PC desktop, provisioning, policy/license management, monitoring and antivirus; 24x7x365 NOC support; and business grade voice powered by Star2Star.
As part of its business communications solution, FracTEL will be offering BrainBox as a comprehensive suite of managed services.
When ITEXPO was launched 18 years ago, the goal was to bring telecom and IT professionals, C-levels and business owners, developers, and the channel to move the industry forward by introducing innovative products and services and educating everyone in the marketplace. It is an expo that allows the industry to meet with a diverse set of groups in one place and learn about what is available and what is to come.
As Steve Wozniak put it, "The event [ITEXPO] is very representative of modern day technology and the new state of the art. It's the people introducing the new things."
Edited by Stefania Viscusi