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The foundation of cloud is networking

We know that the way we connect is changing; digital transformation is something we've talked about for years now. What we don't always discuss is the impact of distributed workloads, data and users.

The fact is that not everything is centralized now, which creates issues since connectivity has not kept up at the same pace. With customers increasingly deploying to more than one cloud, our recent challenge is networking from a multicloud perspective.

As we move applications to the cloud, the optimal and most cost-effective bandwidth becomes a top consideration. If you are considering a carrier-neutral facility as part of your cloud plan, additional interconnection options become available that can improve the access you have to your business partners.

WWT Technical Solutions Architect Derrick Monahan presents on the three main pillars that contribute to cloud networking.

  • Connectivity. With all of the work being done around data center expansion, one of the first steps we take is connecting the customer, whether it is through awareness or SDN strategy design.
  • Native public networking. We are seeing a large amount of growth in the number and scale of public cloud providers, which means we're utilizing transit designs so that customers can cost-effectively move from on-prem to the cloud.
  • Interconnection architecture. When we can put applications, services and users geographically closer to the cloud, we're tying businesses together in this ecosystem and solving for the complex distributed IT services.

With the current push to cloud, the network has become an afterthought when it is actually the foundation of multicloud architecture. WWT's focus on cloud networking creates this foundation. Learn how you can make the right decisions for your network by requesting a workshop.