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Citrix: Cloud & SD-WAN. A Match Made in Heaven?

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.

Read the entire article here, Cloud & SD-WAN. A Match Made in Heaven?

Via the fine folks at Citrix Systems, Inc.

Citrix Systems Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) aims to power a world where people, organizations and things are securely connected and accessible to make the extraordinary possible. Its technology makes the world’s apps and data secure and easy to access, empowering people to work anywhere and at any time. Citrix provides a complete and integrated portfolio of Workspace-as-a-Service, application delivery, virtualization, mobility, network delivery and file sharing solutions that enables IT to ensure critical systems are securely available to users via the cloud or on-premise and across any device or platform. With annual revenue in 2015 of $3.28 billion, Citrix solutions are in use by more than 400,000 organizations and over 100 million users globally. Learn more at www.citrix.com.

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