Rewiring the Enterprise for the Internet of Clouds: An Enterprise WAN Journey

| January 16, 2019

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The journey to secure and automated multicloud leads to the epitome of enterprise IT;  we’ve previously examined the ascent from the perspective of the data center, the campus, the branch, and automated network operations. Today we’re looking at it from the angle of the enterprise WAN. Digital technology is now a primary business growth engine fueled by user experiences and IoT data volumes flowing into applications in multicloud and edge clouds. With this, the Internet of Clouds is getting newly constructed for the distributed reach to the metro edges, and in turn the enterprise WAN backbone is morphing under the gravitational force of public clouds and the multicloud superhighway that connects them.The physics of multicloud performance necessitate that enterprises strategically rethink their WAN architectures around clouds instead of sites of business because of data gravity, compute centers and network bandwidth degeneration due to latency. Furthermore, seeking always-on reliability and cost optimization, multicloud-ready enterprises are rewiring scale-out routing into multiple key cloud regions instead of scale-up boxes and single providers. Co-los Are Dominating the Multicloud Intersection. Many multicloud hubs of multiple cloud vendors are well connected by large global communications service providers, but today they’re rivaled by co-location providers (co-los) like Equinix and Digital Realty. Co-los combine singular interconnection platforms to most public cloud direct connections with their roots as co-located private data center providers to enterprises and hyperscalers. Together these ingredients have made the recipe for an ecosystem virtuous cycle to capture more and more cloud-adjacent data centers and felicitous hybrid-cloud networks.

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