Contrary to the prophecies of many cloud absolutists, hybrid environments continue to power SaaS operations worldwide. Hybrid environments are a blend of cloud and on-premise services that are operated and supported as a single environment. Today, much enterprise data resides and is generated on-premises, in customer environments, and even in remote IoT systems. Edge computing
What Is Edge Networking and How Does It Relate to Edge Computing?
SaaS has introduced flexibility and innovation to countless industries and organizations around the globe. While the benefits of SaaS for end users are plentiful and obvious, the centralized nature of SaaS also solved a lot of problems for software providers who no longer have to deal with supporting software in 1000s of unique customer environments.
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
Build Cloud to Edge Architectures with Docker Containers
Application developers are building more cloud to edge architectures than ever…. and they are doing it through the use of Docker containers and edge networking platforms. It seems like everything is moving to SaaS. SaaS banking software, SaaS cyber security software, and I recently stumbled on a SaaS application that allows me to control the
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
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
What is WAN Edge Infrastructure?
As Gartner defines it, WAN Edge Infrastructure is a class of networking technology that provides connectivity to distributed IT resources. Whether those resources are in data centers, public clouds or delivered as SaaS applications, connectivity is delivered through a combination of hardware and software that works to provide reliability and security to the network. What
Bringing Edge Data To SaaS
The cloud has reshaped the way that data and applications interact. No longer is an application sitting next to the data it consumes. Because many modern applications are now provided as a service, and don’t reside in a customer’s data center, it has become increasingly difficult for SaaS providers to connect to the data they need.
How much Edge do you want?
Edge is about reducing latency between users or data and applications. In the cloud that might mean replicating to another availability zone. Globally there are dozens of locations that can get you lower latency.
Some limits of public cloud
Trustgrid is born in the cloud. AWS and other public cloud vendors provide leading edge technology at a scale that would be impossible for us to replicate. It’s also nice on cash flow. But as cloud matures its limitations are becoming more apparent.