Cloud computing is moving beyond the early adopter stage as businesses establish more complex and sophisticated cloud setups. Often, risks like management overhead challenges and governance limitations can limit elasticity and scalability. Information Age reported that 2017 will be a year of continued expansion in the cloud storage sector, with businesses striving to meet demands for enterprise digital services.
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To begin, it is a common misconception that cloud computing will eliminate performance issues associated with managing and maintaining applications. According to an InfoWorld report, this myth is the result of the early hype surrounding cloud technology that led many to believe that moving an application into the cloud will alleviate performance problems.
The rise of cloud communications creates the opportunity for MPLS solutions to become more valuable than ever. Multi-protocol label switching technologies have been the basis of enterprise WAN systems for quite some time. The potential benefits of MPLS are particularly magnified by SD WAN technologies that allow MPLS to become a strategic channel for high-performance services that impose significant demands on the network.
To begin, flexible work models have been gaining momentum since the arrival of widely accessible broadband internet. Geographic borders are diminishing as businesses of all sizes take advantage of a global workforce and customer base, thus creating a work environment in which employees can fulfill their jobs from their branch offices, homes, public Wi-Fi hotspots and many other locations around the globe.
Continuous advances in the cloud computing ecosystem enable businesses who have a strategic understanding of the cloud to utilize it for just about anything. The challenge in many cases, is that organizations typically have access to a wider range of application, platform and data storage services versus their demand for SD WAN. SD WAN systems are changing this dynamic.
The growing wave of mobile devices and cloud services arriving in the enterprise creates new challenges for IT. Along with controlling devices and systems housed within the corporate network, IT must find ways to manage data and devices that extend beyond their direct control, which makes overarching management critical. Office 365 enables IT personnel to assert the control they need to manage policies and devices intuitively.
The world of enterprise communications is evolving at a rapid pace. Conversations regarding SIP trunking and entry-level video-conferencing a few years ago have advanced substantially. Technical requirements have progressed, resulting in a resemblance between enterprise communications and contact center demands.
Fusion is completing our fully integrated suite of advanced cloud solutions with Office 365 to further enhance productivity across the enterprise.
Most software-defined WAN providers only offer over-the-top solutions. These SD-WANs operate over public internet connections and use VPNs to separate enterprise network traffic from public traffic.
However, there are cloud solutions partners that deliver over-the-top SD-WAN and "on-net" SD-WAN solutions as well. Unlike over-the-top solutions, on-net SD-WANs allow enterprises to operate over private MPLS connections. Which SD-WAN solution is right for your business?
According to IDG, 60% of companies plan to run all of their IT systems in the cloud by 2018.