Citrix: Cloud & SD-WAN. A Match Made in Heaven?
Cloud, cloud, cloud. All I’m hearing at the moment is “cloud, cloud, cloud” and “SD-WAN-this, SD-WAN-that.” It’s reaching fever pitch. They are both technologies that are making a lot of noise in the IT arena and anyone that knows anything about either of them will find it easy to understand why.
However, I am not seeing a lot of joined-up thinking around them. If you scratch the surface, it becomes apparent that cloud and SD-WAN should really make an effort to introduce themselves to one another. I think they could be friends. Here’s why.
First, lets remind ourselves on why organisations are rapidly adopting the consumption of their apps and data from cloud. The benefits unlocked by cloud computing are abundant. Whether an organisation is looking to reduce their operational overheads, leverage the agility and autonomy of self-service, on-demand provisioning or benefit from elasticity of scale, it’s obvious to see why cloud is such an attractive option.
However, it’s not all magic and unicorns up there. There are some side-effects that need to be considered. Sure, the cloud is a great place to be, but the road to reach it — the network — can be fraught with danger.
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Via the fine folks at Citrix Systems, Inc.