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June 2015

The new cloud network takes more than an Internet link

Sponsored by SearchNetworking.com

Increasingly enterprises are moving more mission-critical work to public clouds. To make this work well, and securely, though means devising a thorough IT plan for cloud networking. It takes more than just having a robust Internet link -- it takes a robust plan for ensuring communication among the diverse element of your network's service delivery environment. This three-part guide looks at the current considerations when it comes to networking in the cloud. The first chapter examines the limits of the traditional WAN, explores the idea of a virtual WAN and the software-defined WAN, and considers the concept of the network as a service. Other chapters consider the history of the cloud and its impact on the network; cloud as a replacement for the local service and virtual machine, and security issues like the danger of shadow IT in the enterprise.

The variety of ways to deliver network services is expanding. What must come first, though, is a plan that considers your enterprise goals and relevant security considerations.

Table Of Contents

  • The new cloud network: More than just an Internet link
  • Management as a service? Don't underestimate cloud's capabilities
  • Tough decisions for cloud networking