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Network connecting the Enterprise to the Cloud needs to be strengthened
In today’s scenario of ever-growing needs for the cloud, firms the world over are looking to get a foothold in the technology, in order to bolster their business growth. Along with the cloud computing firms, networking companies are thrown in the mix as well. They instead of focusing on improved speeds and feel inside the data center should give utmost importance to the network that connects enterprise data centers to each other and to the public cloud.
The motive being that an impregnable network can cause the walls between the data centers to disappear. By trying to superimpose cloud services on the same set of wires used for best-effort internet will just increase the load on the network. Thereby reducing the throughput, limiting the cloud service adoption and in the end causing disappointment to end-users.
The focus should be on adding speed and intelligence to these networks and several factors such as:
- Virtual machine (VM) transfers between data centers are increasingly common
- Virtual storage which should no longer be isolated to a single data center
- An ever-growing number of mission critical enterprise applications being deployed on VMs are moving to the cloud. Thus driving the need for carrier-class network security and performance for workload balancing and reliability.
- Adoption of cloud-based infrastructure (IaaS) for workload mobility, collaboration and availability which as a result is creating more complicated topology deployments.