SD-WAN Doesn’t Work for SaaS Providers

For SaaS applications that must connect to customer 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, branch offices,

Hybrid Cloud Networking and SD-WAN

For cloud-delivered SaaS application providers, SD-WAN adoption has been a bit slower as their hybrid clouds require different networking approaches. With the rise of hybrid cloud environments, networking has replaced the data center as the central component of enterprise infrastructure. As hybrid cloud has become more common, so too has the demand for software-defined networking

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

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

ZTNA for Banking

While many are familiar with the advantages and challenges of VPN for remote user access, many are less familiar with Zero Trust network access (ZTNA). For those who don’t know, ZTNA is the next-generation VPN solution designed for high security and compliance organizations that require high productivity from remote staff.  Because of its security and