SaaS to Customer Connectivity

While the public cloud seems to be running every application and database, some SaaS applications will always rely on data that resides outside of the cloud – sitting in a customer’s private cloud or data center environment. This situation often arises from challenges around migrating sensitive data to the cloud, addressing customer security concerns, or

The Emergence of Extranet-as-a-Service

For decades extranets have connected enterprises to customers, vendors, and contractors. They have been built using traditional networking gear stretched to accommodate the unique security, networking, and deployment requirements of connecting between enterprise networking perimeters. An extranet is a logical network zone meant to connect multiple parties under different admin domains across a range of

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. Legacy Connectivity Approaches Fall Short As the

How Secure Are Application Networks?

Application networks enhance security when connecting centralized apps to multiple organizations. As modern software architectures become more distributed, application networks have emerged as a way to seamlessly connect applications, data and devices residing in multiple locations. An effective application network creates a layer of connectivity that mitigates the complexities of connecting, managing, and supporting an

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. Enterprises commonly consider SD-WAN as the modern approach to establish WAN connectivity to clouds, branch offices,

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