Enterprise customers are demanding more flexible, open, and cloud-based WAN technologies, rather than installing proprietary or specialized WAN technology that often involves expensive, fixed circuits or proprietary hardware.
The digital edge is where commerce, population centers and digital ecosystems meet. This is the place where information is exchanged, transactions are conducted, and data is gathered and analyzed. However, the inherent limitations of legacy networks and the laws of physics impair high-speed, low-latency communications over long distances.
The legacy enterprise network is flat, expensive to run and does not provide the flexibility and elasticity that a cloud-enabled enterprise demands. As the primary platform for service consumption, the offering from the NSPs had to change.
At Mobile World Congress 2017 there is a lot of buzz around the massive amounts and types of data that mobile devices will be adding to the deluge of big data traffic that is already traveling over today’s enterprise networks.
Data center virtualization has helped reduce hardware and costs while adding agility to IT environments globally. SD-WAN is now bringing those advantages to the enterprise’s WAN edge and, in particular, to those businesses participating in an interconnected media and cloud ecosystem that leverages an Interconnection Oriented Architecture™ (IOA™).
In this second post in our interconnected enterprise blog series, we move from interconnecting people to the challenges of connecting multiple global locations and the opportunity to increase your “interconnection readiness.”
Klaas has been working in the telecommunications industry his entire professional life, starting as a network administrator and “working up” to plan and design multinational WANs for global companies. He learned how to design and build his first data center “by doing” and addresses many problems in general IT by trying to find effective and creative ways to overcome them.
The enterprise has been apprehensive about leveraging cloud storage and its…
Rick Galietta has designed and implemented many enterprise architectures and IT solutions and, more specifically, is a resident expert on cloud computing, business continuity and disaster recovery (DR) planning.