Enterprises, organizations and governments are realizing the benefits of cloud flexibility, cost savings, scalability and connectivity. Yet the traditional approach focuses too much on the underlying infrastructure, instead of the applications.
So who is making solutions for the people who work at the application layer? Are software-defined things secure?
With a focus on application-layer integration, governance and security, overlay networks let developers, and the enterprise apps they work with, use the public clouds as a global WAN network, not just extra storage. Developers can build on top of overlay networking to extend traditional networks to the cloud with added security such as encryption, IPsec connections, VLANs and VPNs into the public cloud networks. Prime examples are the previously cost-prohibitive projects can now use public clouds as global points of presence to create cloud WAN to partners and customers.
Traditionally, global WANs were limited to large organizations due to the major investments in equipment and agreements with service providers to supply connectivity. Now, cloud providers have made the investment to provide state-of-the-art facilities, experienced staff, and fantastic equipment distributed across the globe. Enterprises of any size can use these public cloud points of presence (POPs) to build a globally distributed WAN. Essentially, anyone with a credit card can use the public cloud to create a new point of presence on a project by project basis.
3-5 audience benefits: A look at the “cloud stack” - where cloud computing stratifies into disparate layers of control and access for end application owners.
A new look at how to solve application developer’s concerns about security - with things like data encryption, network privacy, and secure customer / partner connectivity.
Insight from the industry-unique approach to cloud networking and security.