Advanced Network Services

Unparalleled Networking experience and expertise for your unique next generation data center requirements

Why Champion Solutions Group

  • Networking technical excellence including the industry’s most recognized certifications such as Cisco CCNP Data Center Certification, Juniper JNCIE, & Palo Alto PCNSE
  • 40+ years experience with a proven, time-tested methodology of delivering network solutions and services
    • Assess – To evaluate your current environment, we offer data center assessments — led by our experts and our partners — as well as health checks, IT consulting and assessments to help with data migration.
    • Design – We’ll work with you to determine your specific technical requirements and identify the data center technologies that will work the best for your organization.
    • Deploy – Our certified experts can assist with hardware, rack and software configuration, custom imaging, asset tagging and tracking, implementation of your solution and migration of your data.
    • Manage – To ease the burden on your staff, our managed services team can help with tasks like monitoring, upgrades, maintenance, reporting, and hardware and software incident management.

Experience The Difference

From simple hardware upgrades to complex, large-scale solutions, we’re ready for the most complex Networking projects. Our experts have experience with data center and networking solutions of all sizes. We specialize and help our customers excel in the following areas of technology:

  • Advanced Network Architecture
  • Data Center Design & Engineering
  • Campus & Remote Office (SD-WAN)
  • Multi-Cloud Integration
  • Next-Gen Firewall Implementation
  • Security Posture & Compliance Assessments
  • Proactive Network Monitoring Solutions
  • Managed Services Program

We support all major network & security manufacturers including:

  •  Cisco, Meraki, HPE, Aruba, Juniper, Palo Alto, Fortinet, Extreme, F5, & more!

Advanced Network Architecture

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The Internet of Things (IOT)

Beyond mobile devices and notebooks, an organization needs to build its wireless infrastructure to handle countless smart devices from printers to conference rooms.

Simplification

Installing a wireless network system reduces the need for problematic cables. A robust wireless network can reach beyond cables and allow for flexible access points, resulting in increased agility.

Flexibility

A strong wireless network allows an organization to adapt to emerging technologies and service integrations.

Scalability

You can customize wireless infrastructures to grow with your organization as the demand for bandwidth increases.

Data Center Design & Engineering

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The Internet of Things (IOT)

Beyond mobile devices and notebooks, an organization needs to build its wireless infrastructure to handle countless smart devices from printers to conference rooms.

Simplification

Installing a wireless network system reduces the need for problematic cables. A robust wireless network can reach beyond cables and allow for flexible access points, resulting in increased agility.

Flexibility

A strong wireless network allows an organization to adapt to emerging technologies and service integrations.

Scalability

You can customize wireless infrastructures to grow with your organization as the demand for bandwidth increases.

Campus & Remote Office (SD-WAN)

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The Internet of Things (IOT)

Beyond mobile devices and notebooks, an organization needs to build its wireless infrastructure to handle countless smart devices from printers to conference rooms.

Simplification

Installing a wireless network system reduces the need for problematic cables. A robust wireless network can reach beyond cables and allow for flexible access points, resulting in increased agility.

Flexibility

A strong wireless network allows an organization to adapt to emerging technologies and service integrations.

Scalability

You can customize wireless infrastructures to grow with your organization as the demand for bandwidth increases.

Multi-Cloud Integration

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The Internet of Things (IOT)

Beyond mobile devices and notebooks, an organization needs to build its wireless infrastructure to handle countless smart devices from printers to conference rooms.

Simplification

Installing a wireless network system reduces the need for problematic cables. A robust wireless network can reach beyond cables and allow for flexible access points, resulting in increased agility.

Flexibility

A strong wireless network allows an organization to adapt to emerging technologies and service integrations.

Scalability

You can customize wireless infrastructures to grow with your organization as the demand for bandwidth increases.

Next-Gen Firewall Implementation

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The Internet of Things (IOT)

Beyond mobile devices and notebooks, an organization needs to build its wireless infrastructure to handle countless smart devices from printers to conference rooms.

Simplification

Installing a wireless network system reduces the need for problematic cables. A robust wireless network can reach beyond cables and allow for flexible access points, resulting in increased agility.

Flexibility

A strong wireless network allows an organization to adapt to emerging technologies and service integrations.

Scalability

You can customize wireless infrastructures to grow with your organization as the demand for bandwidth increases.

Security Posture & Compliance Assessments

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The Internet of Things (IOT)

Beyond mobile devices and notebooks, an organization needs to build its wireless infrastructure to handle countless smart devices from printers to conference rooms.

Simplification

Installing a wireless network system reduces the need for problematic cables. A robust wireless network can reach beyond cables and allow for flexible access points, resulting in increased agility.

Flexibility

A strong wireless network allows an organization to adapt to emerging technologies and service integrations.

Scalability

You can customize wireless infrastructures to grow with your organization as the demand for bandwidth increases.

Proactive Network Monitoring Solutions

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The Internet of Things (IOT)

Beyond mobile devices and notebooks, an organization needs to build its wireless infrastructure to handle countless smart devices from printers to conference rooms.

Simplification

Installing a wireless network system reduces the need for problematic cables. A robust wireless network can reach beyond cables and allow for flexible access points, resulting in increased agility.

Flexibility

A strong wireless network allows an organization to adapt to emerging technologies and service integrations.

Flexibility

A strong wireless network allows an organization to adapt to emerging technologies and service integrations.

Scalability

You can customize wireless infrastructures to grow with your organization as the demand for bandwidth increases.

Proactive Network Monitoring Solutions

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The Internet of Things (IOT)

Beyond mobile devices and notebooks, an organization needs to build its wireless infrastructure to handle countless smart devices from printers to conference rooms.

Simplification

Installing a wireless network system reduces the need for problematic cables. A robust wireless network can reach beyond cables and allow for flexible access points, resulting in increased agility.

Flexibility

A strong wireless network allows an organization to adapt to emerging technologies and service integrations.

Scalability

You can customize wireless infrastructures to grow with your organization as the demand for bandwidth increases.

Managed Services Program

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The Internet of Things (IOT)

Beyond mobile devices and notebooks, an organization needs to build its wireless infrastructure to handle countless smart devices from printers to conference rooms.

Simplification

Installing a wireless network system reduces the need for problematic cables. A robust wireless network can reach beyond cables and allow for flexible access points, resulting in increased agility.

Flexibility

A strong wireless network allows an organization to adapt to emerging technologies and service integrations.

Scalability

You can customize wireless infrastructures to grow with your organization as the demand for bandwidth increases.

Network Discovery

Champion delivers Networking Discovery services to help you navigate the networking road head. Prior to designing your network, we recommend a comprehensive assessment that includes a discovery of your data center, remote office(s), and monitoring. We will uncover the discovery results, action items and recommendations, and any high level risk items that may be discovered.

Data Center Discovery

Security/Firewall
  • Review current firewall configuration against best practices and document areas that will be impacted by network design changes
  • Review remote VPN clients that are currently terminating to the device and document routing tables
  • Review version of code that is running on the device
  • Review HA logs to determine configuration and document changes that will impact network design changes
Core Network
  • Review current HA configuration (HSRP/VRRP etc.)
  • Review Connections to servers to determine if port channels are configured properly and how VLAN changes will impact the infrastructure
  • Review existing configuration and VLANs against industry best practices
  • Review security policies and if there is a remote logging host that will be affected by network design changes
  • Determine if edge devices are properly connected for HA in the event one device goes offline
  • Review STP Configuration against industry best practices
  • Review version of code and licensing to see if additional features can be enabled/disabled to ensure network is running at maximum efficiency
  • Document current running configuration of the network switches
Edge Network
  • Review current HA configuration (HSRP/VRRP etc.)
  • Review Connections to determine if ether channel is configured properly and how VLAN changes will impact the infrastructure
  • Review existing configuration and VLANs against industry best practices
  • Review security policies and if there is a remote logging host that will be affected by network design changes
  • Determine if edge devices are properly connected for HA in the event one device goes offline
  • Review STP Configuration against industry best practices
  • Review version of code to determine if latest GA code is being utilized
  • Document current running configuration of the network switches
Routers
  • Review current HA configuration (HSRP/VRRP etc.)
  • Review all connections to the router to determine if any advanced routing protocols are being utilized (BGP/OSPF/EIGRP etc.)
  • Review version of 10S to determine if latest GA code is being utilized
  • Document routing tables currently being utilized by the device
  • Document redundant ISP connections that are not being utilized today so that they can be implemented during network infrastructure changes
  • Document current running configuration for the routers
Server Environment
  • Document connections coming into the servers
  • Document policies and configuration of the physical and virtual environment
  • Document version of firmware currently being utilized
  • Document VLAN’s that are being utilized by the physical and virtual infrastructure
NetFlow Review
  • Document license count purchased vs used
  • Document devices currently being monitored with NetFlow
  • Document version of NetFlow currently in use
  • Review used devices to pull NetFlow configuration

Remote Office Discovery

Security/Firewall
  • Review current firewall configuration against best practices and document areas that will be impacted by network design changes
  • Review remote VPN clients that are currently terminating to the device and document routing tables
  • Review version of code that is running on the device
  • Review HA logs to determine configuration and document changes that will impact network design changes
Access Network (Stacked Switches):
  • Review Connections to determine if ether channel is configured properly and how VLAN changes will impact the infrastructure
  • Review existing configuration and VLANs against industry best practices
  • Review security policies and if there is a remote logging host that will be affected by network design changes
  • Determine if edge devices are properly connected for HA in the event one device goes offline
  • Review STP Configuration against industry best practices
  • Review version of 10S to determine if latest GA code is being utilized
  • Document current running configuration of the network switches
Wireless Network (If Applicable)
  • Review existing configuration and VLANs against industry best practices
  • Review security policies and if there is a remote logging host that will be affected by network design changes
  • Determine if edge devices are properly connected for HA in the event one device goes offline
  • Review STP Configuration against industry best practices
  • Review version of 10S to determine if latest GA code is being utilized
  • Review SSID’s for Guest and Corporate environment
  • Review policies for Guest and Corporate environment
  • Document current running configuration of the wireless controller

Monitoring Discovery

Netflow Review
  • Document license count purchased vs used
  • Document devices currently being monitored with NetFlow
  • Document version of NetFlow currently in use
  • Review used devices to pull NetFlow configuration
NPM Review
  • Document license count purchased vs used.
  • Document devices currently being monitored within the infrastructure.
  • Determine if devices are not being fully monitored based on templates that have been applied to them.
Deliverables
  • Deliver a network connectivity diagram outlining server connections, switch connections, and any router/firewall connectivity as they exist at the time of the discovery (Visio Diagram)
  • Deliver Firewall audit documentation (Word Document)
  • Deliver Executive PowerPoint outlining the results of the discovery, action items, and any high level risk items that may be discovered

Wireless

Future-proofing your Wireless Network has never been more important with the development of AI, Internet of Things (IoT), and ever increasing amounts of generated data. As a result, it is critical to invest in a strong wireless network infrastructure that can handle high-volume traffic and scale with your organization.

The Internet of Things (IOT)

Beyond mobile devices and notebooks, an organization needs to build its wireless infrastructure to handle countless smart devices from printers to conference rooms.

Simplification

Installing a wireless network system reduces the need for problematic cables. A robust wireless network can reach beyond cables and allow for flexible access points, resulting in increased agility.

Flexibility

A strong wireless network allows an organization to adapt to emerging technologies and service integrations.

Scalability

You can customize wireless infrastructures to grow with your organization as the demand for bandwidth increases.

Networking Design Services

Champion delivers Networking Discovery services to help you navigate the networking road head. Prior to designing your network, we recommend a comprehensive assessment that includes a discovery of your data center, remote office(s), and monitoring. We will uncover the discovery results, action items and recommendations, and any high level risk items that may be discovered.

Data Center Design Services
  • Work with your IT team to determine new VLANs that will be used along with new addressing Schemes (Management/DMZ/Access/Wireless etc.)
  • Deliver IP spreadsheet detailing new VLAN’s, Device IPs, and Device Names (Excel Spreadsheet)
  • Deliver a detailed design document outlining the current configuration with key connections (Visio)
  • Deliver a detailed design document outlining the new network configuration with key connections (Visio)
  • Create a project plan with device cutover details and tasks assigned to your IT team or Champion Solutions Group engineers
Remote Office Design Services
  • Work with your IT team to determine new VLANs that will be used along with new addressing Schemes (Management/DMZ/Access/Wireless etc.)
  • Deliver an IP spreadsheet detailing new VLAN’s, Device IPs, and Device Names (Excel Spreadsheet)
  • Deliver a detailed design document outlining the current configuration with key connections (Visio)
  • Deliver a detailed design document outlining the new network configuration with key connections (Visio)
  • Create a project plan with device cutover details and tasks assigned to your IT T earn or Champion Solutions Group engineers.
Solar Winds Design
  • Deliver a document outlining changes to be made to NPM and Netflow based on information from Discovery phase
  • Create a project plan with details on changes that your IT Team would like Champion to make
Deliverables
  • Deliver detailed design documentation outlining key connections and network configuration (Visio)
  • Deliver an IP spreadsheet outlining VLAN’s, Device IPs, and Device Names to ensure successful implementation (Excel Spreadsheet)

Contact our knowledgeable team today to learn how our 40 years of experience can empower your organization to reduce costs, increase productivity, and mitigate risks.

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