Yet, as more applications, users and devices utilize cloud and connect to your network, the less traditional WAN infrastructure is able to cope. It is under intense stress and unlikely to handle the volume of traffic generated by cloud services or the performance needed by real-time applications. In today’s modern, software-driven business environment, agility, scalability and better user experiences are non-negotiable.
A network under pressure can lead to a combination of rising costs, poor visibility and inadequate performance. Moreover, as traffic patterns go directly to the internet or cloud, rather than through the traditional data center, outdated components and software within mature WAN infrastructure provides an easy opportunity for online attackers to breach networks.
Implementing a software-defined network for example can support your new world of work by virtualizing connections between systems and networks, replacing physical connections with software. It’s agile enough to underpin your organization's cloud-first approach to applications, as well as the varying data sovereignty, application performance requirements and diverse traffic types you require.