- Customer Stories
- How to Buy
If cloud services and SaaS applications are becoming increasingly popular in your organization, you’ll want to find a way for your WAN to facilitate direct connections to those services from your branch offices. Direct cloud connectivity can boost SaaS application performance, improve quality of experience and reduce overall costs.- Brad Casemore, “SD-WAN: Guidance on Wan Transformation,” IDC, June 2016
Many retailers with a large number of highly distributed sites are increasingly moving to a 100% Internet WAN strategy to match their bandwidth growth needs and deliver performance for their Cloud applications. This retailer is an innovator, having adopted cloud SaaS and IaaS early.
The corporate culture encourages everyone in the company to avoid the status quo and achieve velocity at all levels. When it comes to IT, the vision is to grow the capability to support the business with new digital initiatives and achieve hyper-consolidation of resources into the cloud at the same time. The plan is to move IT assets from branch to datacenter and datacenter to Cloud (AWS in particular) and implement solutions enabling greater operational efficiency and agility – in particular when it comes to branch routing and its distributed security.
“The cloud is redefining networks, and the WAN is where some of the major changes are happening. However, it’s not the only place. Riverbed’s SteelConnect product gives organizations the ability to manage the network as a single entity—from the LAN to the cloud.”
- Zeus Kerravala, ZK Research/Network World, April 2016