Top 10 Reasons Why You Need a Better Network to the Cloud

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Today you are running SaaS or infrastructure applications that stay resident in the provider cloud, often locked behind semi-proprietary architectures. This is a logical first implementation that’s common to most technology rollouts. The next step is also predictable – a turn to a more open architecture with standards in place for APIs and management tools. By taking this step, you unlock the potential to federate your private data centers with multiple provider cloud data centers, enabling greater workload mobility and the ability to deploy entirely new applications that will require a better network to run effectively.

While much of the industry is focused on what’s going on in enterprise networking inside the data center to enable cloud computing, IT also needs to consider the network that connects the data centers – particularly how these inter-data-center networks need to change to support new cloud use cases and associated network requirements for bandwidth scalability, low latency, security, virtualization and automation. In this slideshow, Ciena is tackling the connectivity issues between data centers, and data centers to the cloud, and outlines 10 reasons why you need a better network to the cloud.


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