How IT Network Solutions Evolved for Cloud Connectivity

Imagine the cloud without a network. Not really possible, right? Interestingly, success for networking is measured by how little people talk about it. If things are up and fast for users, the conversation is switched to data, UI, and processes. The network simply fades into an afterthought.

Despite being easily overlooked, any digital system is not possible without a functional network. Whether it is within the internal subsystems of servers or virtual networking within or between cloud environments, IT availability and speed are entirely dependent on a robust network. 

However, the design and implementation of a robust network can be a challenge, especially when navigating the alphabet soup of network options. From WAN to MPLS and SD-WAN, there are many solutions on the market that can be used to build out a network but not all of them are best suited for your  IT needs.

Our Whitepaper is designed to help you better assess your networking options by taking a look at the different ways businesses have built networks in the past and how networking has evolved to support doing business in a cloud-centric world. Your download will also cover these key topics:

  • Early days of the internet and speed measurement success indicators 
  • E-commerce’s impact on network architecture 
  • Wide Area Network (WAN) vs the Internet 
  • The origin of Wide Area Networks (WAN)
  • Constraints of legacy connectivity technologies & the best MPLS alternatives
  • How SD-WAN technologies became popular
  • Current networking technologies & trends