Remotely Manage On-Premises Applications From the Cloud

How SaaS providers are managing edge applications and appliances. On-Prem environments are messy! However, they are necessary for many applications that simply cannot run in the cloud. This means that industries wanting to remotely manage on-premises appliances and applications have been the last to benefit from cloud adoption. As the movement to SaaS-based delivery models

The VPN Security Gap

Another day another VPN vendor is compromised. This time from our friends at Fortinet. This time half a million credentials were swiped from VPN routers. Once again, the vendor had issued a patch and once again many customers had not updated their systems. By now we all understand that there are no certainties in life.

SD-WAN Doesn’t Work for SaaS Providers

For SaaS applications that must connect to customer or partner data, SD-WAN doesn’t work. SD-WAN adoption is expected to grow rapidly over the next few years, with most companies implementing some form of SD-WAN within the next 5 years. For enterprises, SD-WAN is commonly seen as the modern way to build WAN connectivity to clouds,

Cloud Networking and SD-WAN

For cloud-delivered SaaS application providers, SD-WAN adoption has been a bit slower as their cloud challenges require different networking approaches. With the rise of hybrid cloud environments (mixing cloud and on-prem resources), networking has replaced the data center as the central component of enterprise infrastructure. As hybrid cloud has become more common, so too has

Cloud Fintech Needs a Better Network

After years of taking a ‘wait and see’ approach, fintech applications are moving to the public cloud. As a vendor with the privilege of talking to both application providers and financial institutions (FIs) daily, we find very few who are happy with the WAN solutions available to them as they move to the cloud. Initially,

Removing Cloud Limitations

Let’s start with a paradox – The potential of the cloud is limitless BUT the cloud is currently being limited. What the public cloud providers have built is a marvel of modern technology. Millions of coordinated systems running across dozens of regions not only provides the massive amounts of computing and storage needed to power

A Networking or Application Platform?

A service mesh is a software infrastructure that facilitates communications between microservices. It is used to control how different parts of a distributed application integrate with each other. This disassembles monolithic application architectures by allowing applications to be broken down into a collection of services that can be built, maintained, and improved independently of the