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Webinar Session Recording with Aprecomm: “Improving WiFi Network Reliability and Reducing OpEx Costs for SMBs and Enterprises”

On November 30th, 2022 we held a very informative webinar together with our partners from Aprecomm!

During this webinar, we were discussing how to improve WiFi Network Reliability and reduce OpEx Costs for SMBs and Enterprises!

Aprecomm is an industry game-changer with an AI-enabled Software Stack to understand Customer Wi-Fi Experience. Aprecomm offers cloud-based automated solutions to help enterprises, ISPs, and TSPs improve their business standards through higher reliability, reduced opex, and speedy ROI.

The live webinar was quite a success – it provided an opportunity for people to ask questions and get answers in real-time.

We once again would like to thank everyone that registered and attended for the great time and experience.

However, if you were not able to attend the live webinar or have missed registering for it – do not worry: We have recorded the full webinar and uploaded it to our YouTube channel. You can check out the recorded webinar on YouTube or watch it directly below:

If you have any questions or want to learn more about Aprecomm, go ahead and check this page or get in touch with us.

Additional information as well as all the presentation documents can be found on the Live Webinar information page – feel free to check it out and share the documents with anyone that might be interested in it.

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Webinar Invitation: “Improving WiFi Network Reliability and Reducing OpEx Costs for SMBs and Enterprises”

STORDIS is proud to announce its newest webinar, live on November 30th. During this webinar, we will be discussing how to how to improve WiFi Network Reliability and reduce OpEx Costs for SMBs and Enterprises!

Aprecomm is an industry game-changer with an AI-enabled Software Stack to understand Customer Wi-Fi Experience. Aprecomm offers cloud-based automated solutions to help enterprises, ISPs, and TSPs improve their business standards through higher reliability, reduced opex, and speedy ROI.

The event is scheduled to take place on November 30, at 3:00 PM CET.

Go to our webinar information page below to get more information on the event and to register for the free event.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

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STORDIS – 15 Year Business Anniversary

Today, the STORDIS Group has another reason to celebrate: STORDIS GmbH has reached its 15th anniversary!

It was 2007 when STORDIS was founded as a Value-Added Distributor for storage products. Only 7 years later, in 2014, a Team of IT enthusiasts started the successful journey into Open Disaggregated Networking. STORDIS officially became key partners with Edgecore Networks Corporation, Pica8, Inc. and Cumulus Networks.

The next step was taken in 2017 when we started to promote Open Networking in the UK; but that story you already know about because we recently celebrated the 5th anniversary of STORDIS Ltd.

Since then, a lot has happened: we are fully engaged in the Open Networking market and are a key Partner of the Open Networking Community, promoting the evolution of Disaggregated Networking and actively engaging in projects such es SONiC, DENT and MONSOON. STORDIS encourages and supports continuous learning by offering the in-depth Unboxing Open Networking and SONiC pieces of training through the route2open Academy.

We formed the STORDIS Group by bringing together the experience, talent and know-how from all three parts of our business: STORDIS GmbH, STORDIS Ltd and Route2Open. In the last 3 years we have grown organically into a very diverse and integrated team operating in 3 countries with one vision: to become the world’s leading open networking solutions provider, partnering with customers to drive R&D and contributing to open source communities.

It is amazing to see how much we have created together and how much we have given to each other. Projects, services, courses, products, and most of all relationships. Relationships between our colleagues, our suppliers and our customers. We believe that we are The Open Networking Expert delivering customer-centric solutions.

For our partners, we are constantly evolving, and it shows! We live our Values: to be a trusted team, passionate to deliver innovation. And we believe in improvement: To be better together!

Maybe the recipe for our success is our close-knit team, our approach to every-day working: together and with passion.

So, here we are: Happy 15th Anniversary, STORDIS!

Cheers!

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Setting up GNS3 Topology Running Enterprise SONiC Switches & MONSOON Integration

If you’re wondering how to set up GNS3 Topology Running Enterprise SONiC Switches, then you need to watch this video!

Kamal Krishna Bhatt, our Software Product Manager at #STORDIS will show you all the steps to get started and also how to troubleshoot some of the more difficult setups.

Video explains:

  • how to utilize the popular network and device simulator tool “GNS3” to simulate Enterprise SONiC switches
  • creation of GNS3 compatible appliance file from a SONiC image and import it into GNS3
  • how to create a simple spine-leaf topology with Enterprise SONiC switches in GNS3
  • how to connect all devices to your local network
  • last but not least its integration with MONSOON

You’ll have enterprise-level network setup in no time!

Video Tutorial can be found here.

If you are not familiar with MONSOON we will highly recommend watching this video.

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STORDIS and NetExperience Sign Distribution Agreement to Provide a Cost-Effective Cloud Management and Controller Platform that can Scale with Your Business

Stuttgart, Germany – September 27th, 2022  – STORDIS – The Open Networking Expert – is pleased to announce that they have signed a distribution agreement with NetExperience, a leader in end-to-end software solutions for TIP Open Wi-Fi including Access Point and Cloud Management.

This agreement allows STORDIS to extend their Open Networking portfolio with NetExperience’s innovative Cloud Management and Controller Platform which offers a disaggregated approach to WLAN management and control, an ideal solution for Public WiFi Hotspots through to Private WiFi (enterprise, education, health care, retail, hospitality, SMB, etc).

NetExperience is revolutionizing this previously established WLAN vendor ecosystem by enabling SPs to deploy a single orchestrated Cloud WLAN solution. This solution is compatible with a wide range of Open Wi-Fi certified APs, which are available from numerous hardware manufacturers. The NetExperience Cloud Management and Controller platform enables a single management and controller platform to be deployed in all market verticals, from high-end enterprises and public hotspots to residential areas and multiple dwelling units (MDUs). This allows for the fulfilment of specific, unique Wi-Fi network requirements present in a diverse range of niches.

Combining STORDIS’s expertise with NetExperience’s technology and Edgecore’s OpenWiFi-ready AP, will maximize sales opportunities and profitability, whilst delivering an unmatched customer experience and driving repeat business.

“We have been waiting for quite a long time to see real disaggregation under Wireless and that is why it is even more exciting to see how Open Networking is changing the New Era of Wireless with great support and leadership from the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) and OpenWIFI Group. Using best in class Open Hardware from Edgecore Networks, with unique and revolutionary Cloud WLAN solutions from NetExperience and our experience in Open Networking is creating a perfect match.” –

Łukasz Łukowski, CSMO, STORDIS

“Adoption of OpenWiFi is accelerating significantly and we are pleased to be able to partner with STORDIS for customers in the EMEA region. Stordis has considerable expertise in open networking technologies and truly understands their customers’ needs. Their role as a trusted advisor will add significant value to the customer relationship by representing OpenWiFi and NetExperience with high quality support and rapid distribution of products. We look forward to working with them on this amazing transformational journey in Wi-Fi networks.” – 

Huw Rees, VP Business Development, NetExperience

“We are excited about the positive collaboration with industry leaders, STORDIS and NetExperience, to deliver pre-integrated standards-compliant communication applications on our open access point platform”, said Tengtai Hsu, Vice President of Edgecore Networks. “As an active contributing member of TIP, Edgecore highly prioritizes executing a roadmap that provides more high-quality TIP OpenWiFi ready products for adoption by the ecosystem. Working with STORDIS and NetExperience, we look forward to enabling the TIP OpenWiFi ecosystem to meet high-end Wi-Fi network requirements and grow the OpenWiFi ecosystem together globally.” –

Tengtai Hsu, Vice President, Edgecore Networks

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MONSOON – Open-Source Network Monitoring Exporter for SONiC!

STORDIS is excited to announce the release of Monsoon – A data visualization and monitoring solution for SONiC. 

Monsoon is an easy-to-use and affordable network monitoring exporter, that monitors network devices such as routers and switches that are running the SONiC Network Operating System.

Via continuous monitoring of the network, Monsoon gives you in-depth visibility and control.

This will allow you to: 

  • easily find root causes of a fault and allow you to take action before your operations are affected. 
  • test the network to see how it performs to understand the network’s bandwidth and better allocate resources. 
  • identify sudden spikes in traffic levels to reduce downtime. 
  • monitor IP assets and ensure smooth performance. 

Monsoon fully supports Prometheus and Grafana, allowing you to create custom dashboards so you can monitor the various parameters that are crucial to your network. We even have a default dashboard available to use straight away! 

Monsoon is available from our GitHub site here: https://github.com/STORDIS/monsoon/, with full instructions on how to download and install the software. 

Try now #MONSOON – the best open-source network monitoring exporter for SONiC!

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STORDIS brings Enterprise to the SONiC Network Operating System

Stuttgart, Germany – September 12th, 2022  – STORDIS – The Open Networking Expert – brings Enterprise to the SONiC NOS, providing a ruggedised and enhanced version of the open source software, along with Open2Support, their Professional Support Service. These new services compliment the already extensive range of offerings that STORDIS provides, including training, testing, consultancy and laboratory environments.

Enterprise SONiC distribution is a commercially supported offering based on open source SONiC with feature enrichment and hardening – targeted for campus, enterprise and cloud-level large-scale data center network environments. 

It supports ODM and OEM platforms based on the StrataXGS® family of silicon from Broadcom including 400G Trident4 and coming soon Tomahawk 4 and 5.

SONiC (Software for Open Networking in the Cloud) is an open source software with a strong community revolutionizing and opening network to large scale data center, cloud and campus operators. The unique design enables system integrators and operators to flexibly enhance their network by adding their own software tools to improve and simplify their overall network fabric and performance. With a rich and growing ecosystem of hardware and software vendors, SONiC offers full independence to anyone who is open to becoming more open. Paired with commercial support services form STORDIS, it´s the best fit for any productive 24×7 environments.

Being in the Open Networking field since day one, I´m more than pleased to see the development going more and more towards a proven model with Enterprise services, which we well know from Linux. SONiC is closing the gap between open source and a hardened and commercially proven Network Switch Operating System solution and it enables us to build trusted, long-term relationships with our customers and keep on delivering new innovation by adding software additions. One  example of this is Deutsche Telekom Technik GmbH, who chose Enterprise SONiC for their first iteration of a network fabric for bare-metal Kubernetes based on switches from Edgecore Networks with StrataXGS switching ASIC to shorten time-to-production, get needed robustness, enterprise features and support in a very efficient way” – 

Waldemar Scheck, CEO, STORDIS

“We are pleased to work with STORDIS to extend the SONiC initiative, by enabling it on Broadcom’s StrataXGS switching silicon. SONiC distribution, STORDIS’s 24 x 7 service, and white box switches built on Broadcom’s routing and switching silicon are a powerful combination for data center and campus applications.”

Hasan Siraj,  Head of Software Products/Ecosystem, Broadcom

“As a technical university, we are committed to solutions that we can adjust ourselves. For the rebuilding of our data center and campus infrastructure we enthusiastically embraced the option of moving to open networking with Edgecore and SONiC, especially as SONiC is a NOS which is based on the same operating system that we use with our current servers. STORDIS has been a reliable (and knowledgeable) partner during the rebuilding of our network. Much more than just a hardware retailer, we appreciate the support they have given and their strength to stand behind the products they offer.” 

Dr. Michael Hummel, Head of IT Management University of Applied Sciences, Technical Centre Vienna

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NEW Era of Open WiFi Edgecore WiFi 6 – Indoor Access Points!

Enjoy blazing fast speeds on all your connected devices and say goodbye to buffering and lags!!!

Meet the Edgecore WiFi 6 – Indoor Access Points!

➡️ EAP101

➡️ EAP102

Edgecore Networks Corporation Networks Wi-Fi 6 #APs provide you with the ultimate speeds and capacity that you need for now and the future.

With Wi-Fi 6 #technology, the AP can deliver ultra-fast speed with low latency and can connect to more devices to provide high-density connectivity, and are 100% backward compatible with older Wi-Fi devices.

Furthermore, the APs support OpenMesh, OpenRoaming, Bluetooth Low Energy & ZigBee for IoT applications. Plus, you can experience quick set-up and easy management using Edgecore ecCLOUD or NetExperience.

Edgecore #WiFi6 APs are perfect for any high-density or performance-critical scenarios such as:

➡️ Small and Medium Enterprise
➡️ Enterprise
➡️ Carrier
➡️ or any other #highdensity environments

LMITED OFFER! Buy OpenWIFI APs devices under NFS DISCOUNT!!!*

Please keep in mind that we do have #APs in stock, which could be allocated to your projects.

Check the full product portfolio and get your quote today 👉:
https://stordirect.com/product-category/wi-fi/

*NFS offer limited up to 3 units per model (EAP101, EAP102 or SP-W2-AC1200 (WiFi5)) per Customer.

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Stuttgart’s Summer Party – Days of Fun!

Stuttgart’s days of fun!

We are not a typical team...

We are spread all over the world, so a chance to meet face to face we decided to squeeze to the maximum, like a lemon!

After the colleagues’ journey from Poland and the UK to the Stuttgart office, we had a moment of rest and met with Waldemar Scheck, our Chief Executive Officer.

Here, we focused on innovation and one-on-one meetings to build long-term relationships with the employees who work in Poland and the UK.
And later... it only got better!

After kicking it off with an informative company presentation on STORDIS’ past and future and what great goals we achieved this year already, a joint cooking session was on the schedule.

We split up into smaller teams and worked on creating a 3-course meal for us to enjoy later that evening:

We disappeared behind the kitchen pots and cooked together for more than an hour, frying up more than just one common German/Swabian dish!

The next day we toured around Stuttgart together on an interesting “Schnitzeljagd” (scavenger hunt), organized for the team by our own apprentices.

During this scanenger hunt we saw quite a few of Stuttgart's highlights:

  • The world's very first television tower: 60 years old…, 217 meters high…
  • Impressive Johanneskirche protestant church at Feuersee ("Fire Lake")
  • Stuttgarter Rathaus: Stuttgart’s City Hall
  • The historic market hall - best foodie spot
  • Stuttgart’s Schlossplatz, the city’s “Palace Square”: a meeting point for young and old

These were days full of shared conversations, plans for the future of our company, full of laughter and delicious food.

Thank you team!

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Switch2Open New Product Launch – Transceivers, DAC & Fiber-Optic Cables

New Product Launch!!!

STORDIS officially announces the launch of #Switch2Open new series of products. Switch2Open is STORDIS’ brand of approved and tested transmission and interconnect products, complementing the existing Open Networking Switch and SmartNIC Hardware, to provide fully qualified solutions.

➡️ Transceivers

➡️ Direct Attach Copper Cables (DAC)

➡️ Fiber-Optic Cables

STORDIS' engineers are extensively testing the Switch2Open interconnect products against multiple Open Networking Hardware platforms, in combination with various derivates of Open Networking Software, to ensure functionality, performance and the best interoperability.

Currently offering:

  • SFP/SFP+/SFP28 Transceivers
  • QSFP+/QSFP28/QSFP-DD Transceivers
  • 10/25G Direct Attach Copper Cables (DACs)
  • 40/100G Direct Attach Copper Cables (DACs)
  • 40/100G to 4× 10/25G Breakout Direct Attach Copper Cables (DACs)
  • OM4 Multimode Fiber-Optic Cables
  • OS2 Singlemode Fiber-Optic Cables

We're committed to quality and believe that we can offer peace of mind to you by providing safe and certified open networking equipment and delivering premium-quality services.

Follow the link for more details about the product portfolio and get your quote today.

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