No longer a choice but an imperative, the Modern Network puts Quality of Experience (QoE) at the forefront by providing an on-demand network that enforces secure connectivity and service objectives across on-premises and cloud environments. The Modern Network is dynamically configurable and adaptive to real-time application conditions, runs on general-purpose hardware, and delivers cloud elasticity at scale.
Tom Gillis, SVP/GM Network and Security Business Unit, shares how VMware is powering the Modern Network with the industry's most comprehensive networking and security portfolio for modern applications.
Superior User to App Experience, Anywhere and on Any Device
Enforce Connectivity and Service Objectives
User experience is paramount in today’s world. End users expect the same application experience and service objectives no matter where an application is accessed or what device is used. Building a Modern Network starts with a common identity foundation for users and applications that underpins an end-to-end trust model.
Organizations need a framework in place that allows them to iterate and adapt quickly to evolving customer and market needs. Modern applications demand reliable connectivity, dynamic service discovery and the ability to make changes quickly and automatically without business disruption. This requires the ability to set, measure and guarantee application connectivity service objectives consistently across your organization while adapting to changing conditions. Among these functions are tools providing application and network self-healing capabilities, automated detection and remediation.
A Self-healing Framework for Any Application, Anywhere
Cloud Elasticity at Any Scale
Application velocity and time-to-market considerations require organizations to build a Modern Network that can deliver any application to any user anywhere over any infrastructure or connection. The network needs to be self-driven to deliver agility. Applications and data are delivered across public, private and hybrid cloud environments. On a practical level, this means that the Modern Network needs the ability to support any combination of bare-metal, virtual machines, containers, IaaS and serverless infrastructure. Organizations need to deliver public cloud scalability and simplicity over private or hybrid cloud environments with autoscaling flexibility to protect the application experience while optimizing cost. Security policies should scale with capacity, and networks should be able to port over to other infrastructures seamlessly for business continuity. These capabilities enable Networking as Code—a complete network stack that is automated and self-healing with consistent policy and cloud management, cloud elasticity, and scale.
Fast and Simple Physical Underlay Independent of the Heterogenous Infrastructure
Physical network infrastructure in the Modern Network is generic. It’s built using general–purpose hardware whose sole purpose is to move bits fast and efficiently in support of the user journey and application experience. Physical infrastructure can sit anywhere—in the data center, in the branch, in the cloud or on the edge in 5G, IoT and service providers networks. It needs to be empowered by a software-centric policy and network management model. Organizations should be able to add or subtract any hardware from the environment easily and seamlessly and further enhance flexibility, performance and security with SmartNICs and bare-metal options.
The Modern Network puts applications and the end-user experience at the forefront by providing a secure network on-demand that easily meets connectivity and performance objectives, across on-premises and cloud environments.Watch the Video
Tool, process and policy sprawl on multi-cloud is real. The Modern Network implements global load balancing and common application-level performance objectives that initiate corrective actions when objectives are not met.Read the Blog
Legacy network approaches lack the scale and intrinsic security across a global business fabric, leading to accelerated adoption of SD-WAN and the emergence of Secure Access Services Edge (SASE).Watch the Video
An end-to-end self-healing network requires data convergence and network intelligence that can detect, analyze, report and automatically apply remediation using self-healing workflows across the end-user application journey.Read the Blog
ESG analysts Doug Cahill and John Grady share results from a survey of IT decision makers, exploring cloud priorities, hybrid cloud adoption and the complexities in achieving consistent policy and centralized control in multi-cloud deployments.Solution Brief
Enterprises are seeking enhanced availability and resiliency in an always-on application environment. Learn how built-in fault isolation converts complex resiliency and disaster recovery designs into a simple to operate, highly resilient network infrastructure.Read the Blog
The modern internal firewall is software-based and designed to protect large volumes of East-West traffic without sacrificing security coverage, network performance or operational agility.Solution Brief
Managing infrastructure, networks, clouds and applications is complex. Learn about a new approach that mathematically analyzes the network so that you can be confident the right thing is going to happen, or, if there’s a problem, understand the root cause.Watch the Video
Achieving unified visibility across physical and virtual networks becomes critical as organizations embrace multi-cloud network virtualization for business agility. Learn how network engineers can simplify the fabric, achieve scale and gain comprehensive visibility.Read the eBook
Learn more about the tenets and pillars of the Modern Network and how they help bring the public cloud experience to the private cloud.Read the Blog
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