Guide to Cloud-Ready Branch Office Networking Is Your Wide Area Network Cloud Ready?
by Nick Lippis
Over the past several years, computing has accelerated its fantastic pace of innovation that has manifested into cloud and mobile computing. There are numerous metrics that have tracked these trends to show their increasingly mainstream acceptance. But the most telling set of data comes from supporting technologies or approaches that are no longer able to support both legacy and the new cloud plus mobile computing models. Wide area networking or in particular, the approach to branch office wide area networking, is in need of an overhaul as its current form does not support cloud computing. This is particularly troubling as nearly 55% of a corporation’s employees reside in branch offices, and are now, in essence, cut off from secure cloud computing, experience poor cloud application performance and cost their corporation more money than needed. This white paper provides the guide to cloud-ready branch office networking.