Networking

The Next Generation Cloud and Your Network

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Executive Summary

The wide area network, or WAN, is essential to next-generation cloud computing. This video featuring Forrester Research analyst Vanessa Alvarez looks at what is required for next-generation cloud implementations and the critical role the wide area network plays in the success of cloud deployments.

Forrester's Vanessa Alvarez highlights the importance of automation, flexibility, and agility when enterprise organizations rely on the cloud, in particular, the large amounts of data traversing the WAN.

Automation, self-service, and manageability are needed to design the new architecture and virtual WAN optimization will play a critical role.

The cloud brings server, storage, networking, and computing together. When deploying cloud, organizations need to look at server virtualization and virtual WAN optimization as a solution.

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