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October 2017, Vol. 8, No. 8

Users want hybrid cloud networking to be simple

As American jazz great Duke Ellington once said, "Simplicity is a most complex form." And IT doesn't get much more complex than hybrid cloud networking. I take pictures -- lots of pictures. To make them frame-worthy, I edit them in Lightroom and Photoshop, two Adobe Systems programs. In the old days, if I wanted to use them, I'd have to cough up more than a thousand dollars to buy and install the software on my desktop. Now the applications live in Adobe Creative Cloud, and my inexpensive monthly subscription makes editing simple and affordable. All the networking Adobe has done to make my interactions with Lightroom and Photoshop seamless is invisible to me, but what goes on behind the scenes is anything but simple. Hybrid cloud networking -- or in Adobe's case, multicloud networking, as described in our cover story -- is complex. When it simply works, it's a beautiful thing. Users prefer that complexity remain invisible. We like clicking an icon and having our work pop up. Have a look at The Subnet Q&A for more about how Adobe...

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