Cloud and SaaS applications are highly distributed, and are increasingly interconnected with each other and private applications deployed by enterprises. Users and sites are also more distributed as work from home and hybrid work becomes the norm. These changes have driving SD WAN and hybrid network approaches that are quickly replacing private lines (MPLS, Ethernet). Learn all about this complex connectivity matrix in this video.
What is hybrid connectivity in the end?
And to, to which context does it apply. And when you look, at the at, simplified apology of an enterprise that has hybrid it in place and has moved some of its workload to sales and cloud through years or. Platform as a service you’ve got seven items that you can map.
So on the left of that diagram, you can easily see the old part of your network stage, which is on premise sites connected to data centers for an MMPLS. Then on the right side, you see the. The new parts, on the hosting side, sales, multiple cloud providers and in between the user locations and those workloads, a series of public networks which actually serve as an underlay for E one for the CASB communication for the VPN which allow the distributed users.
Make it to their different workloads. So the people sitting on prem that might connect to clouding sales, the VPN, the branches, and the people working from home. So that’s you see the breadths of the change by how complex that diagram moved from something that was radically simple before and where the number of service providers involved were really small.
If we go one. It’s cloud to cloud. If you use multiple cloud provider, you will need to establish connectivity between the two and control the quality of it. Cloud things co you know, insisted you on composable applications. One of the main combination in composable applications is for example connecting through API applications like CRM and ERPs two other applications that are going to present, business data, for example, to partners and customers. Another one is connecting cloud and SaaS to the data center. Of course every time people start, cloud migration become migrate everything, and there is always.
Workload remaining in the data center and those workload need to communicate with the sales and cloud platforms, which means it’s another part of the connectivity that needs to be assured somehow. And finally if we move. To the user connectivity. Users sitting OnPrem are going to connect to the data center.
Not always through MPLS, but through an SD WAN connection, for example, but they will also connect to sales and cloud provider eventually through a CASB. So solution like a Z ke or net scope or you might call it, a secure web gateway. But that’s another element of complexity. The people from the branch will use, the SD WAN for that.
And the people working from home will connect either through VPN direct or for CASBs to a set of internal and self S applications. So you understand that with hybrid connectivity, It’s the complexity of the overall system that is exploding.