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As Your Organization Embraces Cloud 2.0, Don’t Forget the WAN – Part II


As discussed in Part I of this post, the Cloud 2.0 era, consisting of hybrid cloud/IT environments, dictates the careful consideration of the network that connects the various compute and storage resources to one another, and serves as a critical resource that connects the users who access applications via mobile device or the corporate VPN. As your organization increasingly places sensitive data and critical workloads in the cloud, IT teams need to recognize that network design and the chosen service ... Read More »

As Your Organization Embraces Cloud 2.0, Don’t Forget the WAN


Cloud computing has evolved from being a buzzword to real usage among enterprises. A 2015 Frost & Sullivan cloud user survey captured some of the adoption trends and the results are impressive (with important implications with regard to network services; more on that shortly). In the survey, 55% of the respondents indicated they currently use public Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) services.¹ However, what stood out are the familiarity and adoption trends the survey results depicted for hosted private cloud and ... Read More »

Can Your Network Deliver The Potential of The Cloud?


It’s amazing how quickly the massively important concept we refer to as “The Cloud” became a mainstream phenomenon. It’s one of those buzz words you suddenly hear everywhere. Not just at work, but from everyone, in movies, on TV, and more. But as much as we hear it, it’s still surprising what people don’t understand about it. Especially with regard to the network. The truth is, a good number of people who work in the tech space don’t yet grasp the ... Read More »

Optimize Your Connection to the Microsoft Cloud


Secure connectivity to the cloud has never been more in demand. Companies want to tap into pay-per-use and scalable cloud-based solution providers, but have been reluctant to use these platforms for business-critical applications. They fear performance and security issues related to public Internet access are not acceptable for critical workloads. To overcome these concerns, many companies are looking for more secure and predictable connections into leading cloud solutions like Microsoft Azure and Office365. For many businesses, Microsoft’s operating systems and ... Read More »

From ARPANET to AWS with Cloud Express: A Little Network History

Today, we use the cloud for everything: downloading music, storing photos, keeping current in our social circles and more. Businesses also are increasingly adopting cloud solutions to run applications on pay-per-use infrastructure now that secure options are available for compute, storage and network elements. It might seem like the cloud has always been around, but that is not the case. In fact, the cloud as we know it today, was actually the culmination of many events over the past five ... Read More »