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Solarix Networks partners with global LTE Network Solutions Provider Cradlepoint.

We’re thrilled to announce today that we have partnered with Cradlepoint, the global leader in software defined 4G LTE network solutions for enterprises, to provide Cradlepoint solutions as part of Solarix’s mobility and failover suite in our ElasticWANTM portfolio.

Read what IT Brief had to say HERE and ChannelLIFE HERE or read the official Press Release below.

Solarix Networks partners with global LTE Network Solutions Provider Cradlepoint.

8 June 2016, Auckland, New Zealand: Solarix Networks Limited, one of New Zealand’s leading bespoke wide area network (WAN) service providers, announced today that it has partnered with Cradlepoint, the global leader in software defined 4G LTE network solutions for enterprises, to provide Cradlepoint solutions as part of Solarix’s mobility and failover suite in its ElasticWANTM portfolio.

“ElasticWANTM, Solarix’s Network as a Service (NaaS) offering, allows customers to scale network resources such as WAN connectivity, quality of service (QoS) parameters, Internet capacity, voice services and monitoring capability, on demand.” says Rudi Hefer, Director of Product and Marketing at Solarix. “Partnering with Cradlepoint means we can extend our connectivity options with the same feature rich capability as our wired WAN services to locations and customers where 3G and 4G LTE connectivity are the most appropriate last mile service. The addition of Cradlepoint’s capability also enables us to add exciting solutions such as same day WAN connectivity and robust, scalable failover propositions for our customers.” Hefer adds.

“ElasticWAN represents how SDN is enabling a new generation of agile managed network services that seamlessly bring together the wired and wireless worlds. We share this vision and are pleased to be Solarix’s supplier-of-choice for software-defined 4G LTE network solutions that will enable their service to support a wide array of connectivity use cases, such as eftpos, remote health, mobile workforce, fleet-based networks and intelligent WAN failover. Solutions like ElasticWAN demonstrate how the convergence of SDN and 4G LTE technologies is enabling enterprises to connect and protect their people, places and things anywhere with unprecedented ease and efficacy,” said Ian Pennell, CMO at Cradlepoint. “Cradlepoint is at the forefront of this convergence and we are delighted to a part of bringing this new way to deliver WANs to New Zealand.”

Solarix made a move into Software Defined Networking (SDN) in late 2015, allowing it to orchestrate network resources using its mysolarixtm software platform, which is developed by its in house software development team. “Developing our bespoke SDN enabled NaaS ecosystem has allowed Solarix to streamline internal resources and expose feature rich customer self management capability allowing customers to provision their own network resources, manage service parameters on-demand and have full visibility of network activity at all times.” concludes Hefer.

The first iteration of mysolarixtm was released to customers on the 1st of April 2016 and has further scheduled feature launches this year. –ENDS–

About Solarix Networks Limited

Solarix specialises in bespoke managed WAN solutions including design, deployment, management and value added service injection into corporate and medium enterprise networks across Australia and New Zealand. Solarix’s network as a service (NaaS) portfolio, ElasticWANTM, provides its customers with the ability to deploy and manage their own WAN resources, on-demand, via their proprietary developed mysolarixtm software platform.

 

About Cradlepoint 

Cradlepoint is the global leader in software-defined 4G LTE network solutions. Enterprise adoption of cloud, mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies is driving the need for always-on connectivity for people, places and things anywhere. Cradlepoint’s cloud-based platform combines software-defined networking and radio technologies with virtualized services to deliver 4G LTE and overlay networks that are secure end-to-end, agile to deploy and ultra-reliable. Over 15,000 enterprise, SMB and government customers around the world rely on Cradlepoint to keep their critical sites, remote workforces, vehicles, assets and machines always connected and protected. Founded in 2006, Cradlepoint is a privately held company headquartered in Boise, Idaho, with offices in Silicon Valley, Canada and the UK.

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Solarix Networks Limited beefs up South Island leadership team.

Solarix Networks Limited has appointed Canterbury technology veteran Craig Fawcett to its leadership team to spearhead South Island strategic sales and relationship management activity for the business.

Fawcett joins Solarix as their Commercial Manager – South Island after spending the last 2 years at global ICT powerhouse Dimension Data, in Christchurch, where he lead pre sales for the Southern region.

“The South Island remains a high growth area for our business.” says Simon Spence, Director of Sales at Solarix. “We’ve seen significant wins in the South Island and investing in our leadership capability for such a high growth market is imperative for us.” he adds.

Solarix is investing heavily in On-Demand Networking capability with growing maturity in its Software Defined Networking suite and self-provision WAN portfolio, which is being released to the market over the coming months. A gap it sees as paramount in accelerating growth in Cloud and Hybrid Cloud and enterprise technology demands over the next 5 years.

“It’s not often that you see such innovation in the networking and communications space by a Service Provider, and joining a dynamic, quick thinking team like Solarix is very exciting!” says Fawcett.

Craig steps into the role with Solarix on the 18th of April 2016

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Our Customer Self Management Portal, mysolarix, is now LIVE!

We’re incredibly excited to announce that we’re launching the first of 4 Drops of our customer portal, mysolarix today. mysolarix will, over time, become the epicentre of your quoting, ordering and service management for Solarix products and services.

Drop 1 of mysolarix will allow you to create, edit and manage users of the portal and all the contacts pertinent to our relationship, including primary contacts, billing contacts, NOC notification contacts and more. It will also allow you to view all the services you have with Solarix and high level details about these services. You’ll be able to log support tickets against these services and manage your support tickets through mysolarix from initiation to resolution. Lastly, you’ll be able to view your latest and historical spend with Solarix and also the invoices associated with your services, dating back 6 months.

In future releases we’ll build on this capability and we’ll expand functionality, visibility and control in each of the 3 upcoming Drops scheduled over the next 9 months.

Exciting new features in Drop 2 will include Copper and Fibre service quoting and ordering, Internet service ordering and changes, point to point service provisioning, including AWS, Microsoft Azure and a number of other cloud providers as well as expanded billing functionality and detailed reporting.

Just imagine what we have in store for you in Drops 3 and 4!

To gain access to the portal, you have to be an existing Solarix customer and you can request logon information by clicking the register button below. We’ll email you a temporary password to this email address at which point you’ll be asked to log in and change your password. 

As always we’ve tried to ensure mysolarix is bug free and all data accurate. If you do, however, find anything that’s out of place, please email us at bugs@mysolarix.co.nz with a screenshot of the issue you’ve found.

If you’d like to speak to us about what the future holds for mysolarix, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

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Solarix appoints another heavy hitter to its leadership team.

: Solarix Networks Limited has added more punch to its senior leadership team by appointing Carolyne Gebbie as part of its continued growth in New Zealand and Australia.

Gebbie joins Solarix as their Operations Manager after spending the last 3 years at global hardware and software distributer Westcon Comstor in Auckland, where she lead sales operations for the business.

Solarix has seen significant new business wins over the last 6 months, which means that it has had to refine its service delivery and support teams to meet the changing demands of its customers and partners. “Carolyne’s discipline, ability to drive customer outcomes and proven track record in leading high performing teams is a significant factor in her joining our team,” says Flemming Rasmussen, Managing Director at Solarix, “Our substantial investment in customer self service, Network as a Service capability and Software Defined Networking (SDN) is a step change for a provider in our market and Carolyne is the ideal candidate to lead our Customer Experience team though this growth phase.”

“The role at Solarix is an exciting one as it touches all facets of customer experience and delivery. Couple that with the lighting pace at which Solarix moves and you have a recipe for a great challenge, which is where I thrive” says Gebbie.

Carolyne steps into the role with Solarix on the 4th of April 2016

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