The continued surge in digital business initiatives leveraging cloud-based IT delivery is a force that’s reshaping the enterprise network landscape and moving clients toward software defined networking.
The ever-rising cost model associated with traditional networking makes for an inflexible and highly inefficient solution in terms of capital allocation. Costs include replacing obsolete hardware and applications, securing the proper IT staff to manage and maintain the infrastructure, and relying on multiple vendors for deployment and ongoing support.
The future of networking is the cloud. We are increasingly deploying sensitive data migrations to the cloud as our clients’ on-premise data centers and servers reach end-of-life. We are also delivering more cloud-based applications as a service, which are scalable and tailored to your unique business needs.
According to a study conducted by Gartner with CBTS, the primary external forces driving network change are a desire to:
However, traditional network offerings are not suited to deliver agile, cost-effective, and high-performing solutions in support of hybrid cloud IT architectures. Plus, as the number of Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile devices connected to your enterprise campus network continues to increase, so do the requirements of your network.
After decades of sharpening network performance and adding on new features, the future of network innovation will require a strategic focus on:
Network leaders should focus on solutions that simplify the deployment and operation of the network. Zero-touch configuration, orchestration with application programming interfaces (APIs), business-policy-based configurations, automation, and virtualization are just a few of these solutions.
Organizations should aim to future-proof enterprise data center investments by preferring solutions like software defined networking that can extend management capabilities into a multi-cloud environment.
CBTS Software Defined-Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) powered by VeloCloud, now part of VMware, provides limitless and optimized access across the entire enterprise organization for cloud applications and services. At the same time, it simplifies implementations and centrally manages all network activity.
CBTS SD-WAN delivers:
Replacing traditional routers in favor of SD-WAN appliances will enable greater network agility, simplicity, and performance. Software defined networking distributes internet access and ensures the enterprise campus network can support current and future requirements for digital business such as IoT by leveraging Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity.
By embracing digital business initiatives and focusing on agility, automation, scalability and being output-driven, your enterprise network can evolve from a cost center to an entity that offers demonstrable business value for the organization.