Current enterprise networks deserve the name “legacy.” When these networks first went online, applications were monolithic and centralized in a massive data center. In today’s hyperconnected world, however, applications and data are distributed across many data centers, multiple clouds, branch offices, and edge devices. Legacy networks are not designed for this kind of pervasive connectivity.
Legacy networks are not automated. They offer limited security. Perhaps most significantly, legacy networks lack the agility to connect consistently from the data center to the cloud or the edge, where important business data and applications reside. The clock is ticking against these old networks: the percentage of workloads in traditional on-premise data centers is projected to shrink dramatically—from 55 percent in 2018 to 41 percent by 2021.
Modernize Your Network Infrastructure with the Virtual Cloud Network
New business models, the cloud, and the internet of things (IoT) demand a new network: a software-based network. The network must handle the new hyperconnected, hyperdistributed realities of the digital enterprise. This new network must be flexible, agile, and build security in right from the start. Only one network meets these demands: the Virtual Cloud Network.
The Virtual Cloud Network is not a software replica of a hardware network. It is a new networking model focused on applications and data. Virtual cloud networking is delivered in software, enabling pervasive end-to-end connectivity with security architected in. It is a single network fabric that creates consistency, helping IT remove silos from the data center to the branch to the cloud to the edge. The Virtual Cloud Network:
- Simplifies management
- Increases uptime
- Improves service
- Strengthens security
- Reduces costs
Only virtual cloud networking helps organizations mine the most value out of their existing hardware, build for the future, and maximize business opportunities today.
To learn more about the Virtual Cloud Network, take a look at this infographic comparing legacy networks with the benefits of a software-based Virtual Cloud Network.