2021 is predicted to be the year of Multicloud adoption due to the flexibility and nimbleness it promises during times of change and uncertainty. With 36% of IT leaders agreeing that their focus for 2021 is to “better support deployment of multicloud environments” it’s time for your business to consider the shift to a multicloud network to remain competitive in the industry.
In this three-part blog by Cisco, the three fundamentals of network architecture that IT teams need to consider when implementing a multicloud environment are discussed.
1. Workload Management
It’s important for organisations to adopt an end-to-end network infrastructure strategy to cope with unique performance, security, and management challenges that may come about from applications, data, users, and devices. Read more on the networking requirements needed to manage distributed workloads here.READ MORE
2. Enabling a secure and desirable user experience
Part 2 of ensuring your infrastructure is ready for a multicloud network, Cisco looks at how users and devices access distributed applications and workloads with the security and performance they need. Most corporate data centres and campus networks are connected through a traditional WAN network, however, there has been a shift towards a SD-WAN as a method to optimise the multicloud application experience and simplify WAN operations.
Read more to determine whether your organisation is ready to shift from a traditional WAN and identify which WAN is best through the WAN readiness model.
3. Is security the most critical element of your multicloud network?
Part 3 of Cisco’s blogs discusses the importance of securing user access to multicloud applications. With cloud infrastructure being a growing target for cyberattacks because of available computing resources, it’s essential your organisation has a strategy with depth in defense, immense visibility, intelligence, and the ability to respond quickly and effectively. Cisco highlights three methods on how to rethink the delivery of your network security.
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