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Users want hybrid cloud networking to be simple
This article is part of the Network Evolution issue of October 2017, Vol. 8, No. 8
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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As hybrid cloud use takes hold, enterprises need to create a multi-cloud architecture that integrates different cloud platforms to seamlessly route data from one cloud environment to another.
The mobile UC market needs to offer products that make access to voice, text and video platforms simple, which means enterprises will rely on native device apps in the meantime.
Mist makes plans to diversify its innovative wireless analytics service, as the company grows its customer base to more than 200 users.
IT pros have to manage application performance across complex networks connecting more devices and locations, as mobility changes how granular performance needs to get.
Adobe created a multicloud strategy to connect to public clouds like AWS and Azure. One Adobe networking pro talks about how the new approach changed its definition of networking.
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As more services move to the cloud and become more mobile, if the network is invisible and performs well, IT pros are doing their jobs in users' eyes.