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Rodney Holmes
May 16, 2017
Rule the Internet – Using SDN and Business Policy to Create Secure, Resilient Private Networks Over the Internet

Enterprises are moving rapidly beyond “Hybrid Cloud” to “Hyper Cloud” environments, challenging IT teams with ensuring various kinds of clouds and applications running over those clouds with secure, resilient, and cost efficient connections.

As more and more endpoints are being connected, whether devices connecting people, things controlling office security, machines running applications managed in a distributed fashion – infinite combinations of connected computing and communications is causing a crisis in many organizations who are benefitting from the advantages of cloud, but are overwhelmed by the need to orchestrate all this cleanly.

Whether applications require secure, high performance edge-to-cloud or cloud-to-cloud private networks, it is inevitable that the complexity and cost of setting up, managing and paying for traditional approaches, like MPLS networks and VPNs, is unsustainable moving forward.

Enterprise applications are increasingly cloud-centric, integrating services and information across one to several different clouds and data centers. The NetFoundry platform, including our MultiCloud Connect products, enable instant creation of edge-to-cloud and cloud-to-cloud connection solutions across the Internet using any Internet access.

Rule & Run Your Enterprise Connectivity Based on Business Policies

Agile, secure, and Internet-based any-to-any multi-cloud connections with NetFoundry are a no-compromise supplement or substitute for inflexible enterprise network interconnections including MPLS, carrier Ethernet, and Internet VPN. Private NetFoundry Networks provide rigorous enterprise grade security and performance across the public Internet, independent of the diverse clouds and other endpoints that they connect – and can rapidly be spun up and managed based on policy – making this solution a network designer and network admin’s dream.

They also make the creation, testing, rolling out and scaling of new business applications – on a per-application basis – easier and faster to do, with a unique “pay as you go” model. (No upfront capex required!)

Instant provisioning can be based on the business policies – including down to the individual user, their work group, or the individual physical endpoint or machine in the case of enterprise IoT – using a web-based console. Policies can be adapted, making management, including expense management, exponentially easier than ever before.

Cloud Native, Application Friendly, Multi-Cloud Ready: Born This Way

Consider the number of clouds enterprises are managing today. There are the usual suspects (AWS, Azure, and more) – and then there are applications-related clouds, for business productivity (like salesforce.com and Office365). There are public clouds, private clouds, and hybrid clouds.

NetFoundry’s MultiCloud Connect solutions can create policy driven networks for traditional business applications across these clouds – while also supporting fast growing Enterprise IoT applications.

In the coming months, I’ll be sharing more about the exciting enterprise MultiCloud Connect products we will be releasing, coming on the heels of our announcements with Dell’s IoT Partner Solutions community and the Linux Foundation’s EdgeX Foundry.

Additionally, this same next-generation network from NetFoundry, that can support multi-cloud environments, and the business applications running in those environments – can also serve to support your current and future IoT rollouts.

Think about how that impacts the efficiency of the IT organization, the DevOps teams, and the developers within enterprises building competitive applications. This is why tech giants like IBM have partnered with us to tailor policy-driven connectivity solutions that can be bundled with applications like their new Voice Gateway for Watson, supporting cognitive contact centers.

Contact me to learn more about the new way to connect enterprises and applications, endpoints and the cloud, people and things.

Rodney

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