The new norm is the hybrid enterprise: a mix of on-premises, cloud, and SaaS apps delivered over private MPLS and public Internet links. While this hybrid era gives IT and business leaders opportunities for greater flexibility, scalability, and bandwidth savings, new challenges arise when faced with managing this increasingly complex and dynamic environment.
This is particularly true at the frontlines of the enterprise—branch offices, manufacturing sites, retail stores, consulting offices, and all the other tens, hundreds, or even thousands of remote locations where business must get done.
SD-WAN is emerging as a game-changing technology that promises to transform the edges of the distributed enterprise, offering cost-effectiveness, agility, and levels of automation that are essential when accommodating dynamic business and application requirements. But even with SD-WAN, certain challenges remain, including overcoming application latency and dealing with unprecedented complexity when routing apps over the optimal network path. It’s also difficult to identify certain applications running in these hybrid environments and gain visibility into their performance—particularly encrypted and cloud or SaaS apps.
What organizations need is a holistic approach to SD-WAN that is business-defined (not network-confined). Enter Riverbed, the Application Performance Company™ and longtime leader in WAN optimization.
Tune in for today’s show as Riverbed’s Hansang Bae, Josh Dobies, and Kevin Glavin discuss how an application-centric approach to SD-WAN puts IT at the forefront of business innovation. And get an in-depth preview of Project Tiger, Riverbed’s engineering effort that will dramatically simplify how IT manages hybrid WANs.
- Scaling your SD-WAN architecture with ease to support tens of thousands of remote and branch office sites
- Eliminating the need for (and costs and headaches of) managing traditional branch routers
- Streamlining network deployment, configuration, and management at the edge with zero-touch provisioning
- Enabling local control of network devices at the edge to further increase operational agility, reliability, and continuity (even when disconnects occur)
- Routing applications, not packets, so IT can maintain focus on business imperatives from the C-suite
- Identifying, analyzing, directing, and optimizing encrypted apps and data flows, and doing so in a highly secure, automated fashion
- Extending visibility across the entire app delivery chain—throughout the network and deep into the cloud—for next-gen performance of critical apps
- A deep architectural discussion on Project Tiger
- Changing the balance of power with network carriers
- Efforts to standardize service chaining
- How your critical apps can finally impose their will on the network
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