POWERING THE HYBRID ENTERPRISE
TO BETTER SERVE BUSINESS DEMANDS FOR INFORMATION EVERYWHERE, ENTERPRISES MUST DEVELOP NEW STRATEGIES FOR OPTIMIZING MULTIPLE KINDS OF NETWORKS.
The panes of the glass house have long been shattered, leaving different kinds of pains in their place. Computing is no longer done in a single location. Users, applications, and data exist in more places than ever before, creating an unprecedented challenge for IT.
Numerous Forrester Research reports make the evidence clear. Its surveys show that 62 percent of employees work in multiple locations, that 51 percent of IT professionals say application complexity is their primary challenge, and that 52 percent of enterprises have more than half of their corporate data outside the data center. To deal with these challenges, IT must determine how to overcome myriad technical constraints and allow anytime, anywhere computing.
In addition, by accelerating delivery of data and creating optimal user experiences, IT can help enterprises increase employee productivity. IT can also ensure that the data employees need is accessible in systems with the minimum amount of latency based on where they work.
How can IT achieve the flexibility and agility it needs to offer multiple types of applications in multiple locations? Just as enterprises take advantage of applications hosted in multiple locations (i.e., public clouds, private clouds, or SaaS applications), they take advantage of different networks for different reasons (i.e., performance, backup, remote access). These could be MPLS links, ATM links, traditional Internet connections, or VPN lines. Enterprises, in effect, are already building hybrid networks, and those combined with the elements of hybrid clouds create the hybrid enterprise.
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