Challenges with Multi-Cloud Deployments

To meet digital transformation demands and unique requirements coming from various verticals such as business services, healthcare, retail and manufacturing, most enterprises nowadays have embraced multi-cloud solutions as their IT strategy. However, what enterprises expect to obtain from a multi-cloud solution is not merely an environment to port workloads across different clouds. First, the challenges created from such an approach come in multiple aspects: deployment complexity, inconsistent network performance, unacceptable end-user experience, and costly connectivity. Moreover, telcos and ISPs have long been relying on the existing legacy MPLS IP VPN service to connect branches and end-users to cloud-hosted applications. This long-established infrastructure is inefficient and lacks the flexibility of addressing diverse demands of cloud-first enterprises, not to even mention the IT headaches and challenges posed by the integration of new and legacy infrastructure. Hence, the multi-cloud deployment adoption requires flexibility, performance, agility, enhanced security infrastructure, and the ability to tailor solutions for unique applications while reducing operational costs.

SD-WAN: The Change Agent: Dynamic, Automation, Simplified

A managed smart Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) service can help enterprises accelerate their transition to a multi-cloud environment by facilitating the cloud deployment adoption while both simplifying WAN infrastructure and reducing connectivity costs.

As environments come in diverse sizes and shapes, the SD-WAN solution can provide extensive automation that enables network service management, ensuring the unified security policy to be enforced across all end-points at all locations; it also eliminates both repeated, site-specific configuration efforts and the multi-cloud interconnectivity challenges. With its policy-based traffic routing, bandwidth usage is optimized across multiple WAN connections and distributed locations, especially in this time of increased remote workforce. Even in the most complex applications, SD-WAN should ensure security with its integrated connectivity and application security which can be easily deployed to the branch LANs.

Lanner’s Offering: An Effective Solution

To sum up, SD-WAN is an ecosystem consisting of hardware, software, and services, providing an application-aware network infrastructure to effectively span multiple cloud environments. For this deployment to take effect, the solution needs to meet the following criteria:

  • Assure seamless accessibility from any device to any resource.
  • Deliver optimized network performance and consistent user experience.
  • Enable end-to-end visibility and security to protect all applications, user data and transactions.
  • Adapt to dynamic cloud environments with cloud automation.
  • Simplify cloud deployment by streamlining operations while reducing costs.

NCA-2513, a 1U rackmount network appliance built with Intel® Atom C3000 CPU, is an ideal solution offering a global cloud-native architecture, helping you deploy cloud instances easily across multiple clouds.

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