"SD-WAN largely exists today to support two key enterprise transformations: multicloud and the software-defined branch (SD-Branch).
Multicloud has changed the center of gravity for enterprise applications, and with that, has changed traffic patterns too. No longer does traffic need to flow to enterprise data center sites or central internet peering points and breakouts. That’s because most traffic from users and devices in the enterprise campus and branch today goes to cloud-based applications scattered across a host of clouds.
It’s neither economical nor efficient to haul traffic over WAN-dedicated links to a central enterprise site. So to optimize the cost and performance of multicloud-bound traffic, modern WAN edge routers, often called customer premises equipment (CPE), are now equipped with hybrid WAN links and routing. Hybrid WAN interfaces may include WAN provider-dedicated links such as MPLS, as well as direct internet links over xDSL, broadband and 4G/LTE wireless."
Many businesses are adopting a multi-cloud infrastructure. However, managing data and communication between multiple cloud environments is often challenging and complex. Therefore, companies often try to find a technical partner that can help them. Companies with on-premise data centers need some type of interconnect to access their products and services hosted on the cloud. The traditional Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection method usually can’t meet enterprise speed,stability, security, and compliance requirements.This whitepaper describes the challenges that companies face when building dedicated connections between different cloud environments and how Alibaba Cloud’s Express Connect is the perfect solution for them
Published By: Intermedia
Published Date: Mar 01, 2016
This is a practical guide to implementing Intermedia’s Dedicated Hosted Exchange on AWS.
What’s inside this guide:
• A definition of Dedicated Cloud and its main benefits
• Details of Intermedia’s Dedicated Exchange powered by AWS
• The main benefits of the AWS platform for your business email
• How can you get the cloud on your terms and not on a vendor’s terms
• Steps to implement Intermedia’s Dedicated Exchange on AWS
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Apr 02, 2019
Traditional retailers seeking to digitalize their brand connections to customers, do so with Eagle Eye AIR, a SaaS platform for creating intelligent, real-time digital and mobile solutions for promotions, loyalty programs, rewards and more.
With rapid business growth, the volumes of transactions processed per second are constantly being rewritten – yet, its customers’ transactional throughput keeps running smoothly – which is all thanks to the successful migration of its dedicated infrastructure to Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
Being a longstanding customer of Rackspace, Eagle Eye trusted the Rackspace Managed Services team in providing expert guidance for every stage of its migration project – which is part of a bigger exercise to transform its technical capabilities.
Part 2 in our Partnering with Certainty Webinar Series, "Customer Demands at the Edge."
In our last webinar, we discussed how trends & technologies like IoT and its many applications have helped drive an Always On, Always Connected mentality that has completely evolved customer experience standards. These demands are driving a need for resiliency in local edge environments, meaning compute & storage capacity is now coming back on premise for many applications – especially in industries like Healthcare, Retail, Finance, and Education.
In other words, this highly distributed access layer is now becoming a compute layer – one that is mission-critical to delivering a flawless (or at least acceptable) customer experience. These environments are often make-shift wiring closets (janitor’s closets, back rooms, etc.) with no dedicated IT staff per each location.
More than ever before, Healthcare, Retail, Finance, and Education customers are turning to solution providers to be that “dedicated IT staff” to find and fix problems before they start, so that the customer (or patient, or student) experience they’re working to provide remains a good one.
APC by Schneider Electric has:
Connected Products making it easy to remotely monitor your customers’ environments
Including our NEW Smart-UPS with APC SmartConnect – the industry’s first cloud-connected UPS!
A Managed Service Program to help you develop & monetize power as a managed service
Fill out your information and click "Register" to watch part 2 of our Partnering with Certainty Webinar Series, “Customer Demands at the Edge: Fix My Problem Before it Starts.” This webinar originally aired on October 19th, 2017.
In this essential guide, we’ll explore the perceived barriers to a dedicated Private Cloud. We’ll also show the opportunities for companies to reposition the role of IT within the business in a secure and dedicated cloud environment.
Published By: 8x8, Inc.
Published Date: Apr 26, 2013
What if you could transform your communications system to rival the rich functionality and flexibility of bigger competitors with dedicated IT staff?
This new white paper compares the costs and functionality of using a hosted unified communications (UC) system "in the cloud" versus investing in an on-site "premises-based" system. The findings might surprise you.
Download this new white paper now to:
•Understand the tradeoffs between owning vs. hosted UC systems
•Review a dollars-to-dollars comparison in a full total cost of ownership (TCO) study
•Learn the pitfalls to avoid when evaluating different UC systems
Building out a dedicated infrastructure with the agility, scalability, and effciency of a public cloud—while enjoying increased levels of control and security—can help enterprises boost agility and improve operational ef?ciency. However, while most private cloud networking services provide basic load balancing functionality, they lack important application delivery features, putting the performance, availability, and security of applications at risk.
As private clouds increasingly host mission-critical production applications, advanced application delivery services for layers 4 through 7 are becoming essential. End-to-end integration, orchestration, and automation of the needed application delivery networking and security services are also critical to improve application time-to-market and operational ef?ciency.
According to Gartner, 50 percent of all new IT service desk tool purchases will utilize the cloud model by 2015. Yet service delivery via the cloud can adversely affect IT’s ability to meet an organization’s requirements. The adoption of cloud-based solutions demands that the business take a look at the skills needed for success, the delivery channels that must be realigned, and the potential effects on the business. With these issues in mind, is it worth venturing into the cloud?
The market has been and will continue to be inundated with a plethora of IT service management (ITSM) vendors creating solutions dedicated to supporting cloud-based service management. In this article, we discuss why this is the case, as well as the benefits an organization can achieve by moving to a cloud-based environment.
Savvis Symphony Dedicated and Open offer enterprises a compelling opportunity to reshape their hosting environment to a more scalable and cost-efficient operating model without sacrificing security or performance.
"All-Flash Storage for Dummies, NetApp Special Edition, explores the expanding role of all-flash storage in the enterprise. Originally used to accelerate performance for dedicated, mission-critical applications, all-flash arrays are now replacing disk and hybrid-flash systems as the preferred storage systems for virtualized environments. At the same time, scale-out solutions have emerged that are designed to power the new cloud services of the future.
The book examines various elements of all-flash storage: how it evolved, and why you should now consider it for all of your primary applications. You get acquainted with the NetApp portfolio of all-flash storage solutions and learn how each is designed to meet the needs of a specific type of application environment.
You’ll also learn five strategies for making smart decisions about all-flash arrays for your next storage project. In that classic Dummies style, you’ll walk away with useful tips on how to select and deploy all-flash
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Jan 19, 2016
Industry analysts expect rapid growth in the private cloud market over the next five years as CIO’s use private clouds to transform their IT environment. This growth expectation is not surprising as private clouds provide businesses with many features of a public cloud along with the security, control, and performance of a dedicated environment. While private clouds provide many advantages, they are also exceedingly complex and are difficult to manage. They must be implemented and managed by experts who understand cloud architecture and know how to upgrade, patch, monitor, and scale a cloud environment.
Learn how a Cloudant account can be hosted within a multi-tenant Cloudant cluster, or on a single-tenant cluster running on dedicated hardware hosted within a top-tier cloud provider like Rackspace or IBM SoftLayer.
Published By: UK2 Group
Published Date: Apr 27, 2015
In this white paper, we’ll explore the difference between two different approaches and highlight where and how dedicated servers can not only give you better performance, reliability, control and security, but can be just as attractive as cloud in terms of both flexibility and cost efficiency.
Disaster recovery (DR) from remote sites with dedicated servers, storage, and networking gear has long been a best practice for mission-critical applications. However, other applications and data have often gone unprotected due to the costs required for redundant DR assets that are seldom, if ever, utilized. The ability to move DR to the cloud has changed the picture and enabled IT organizations to build more robust DR strategies than had been possible in the past.