The most successful and transformative, digitally oriented companies do business in the cloud. The cloud enables organizations to leverage what’s already out there — namely, flexible networks, high-value application infrastructures, and multi-tenant shared services — so you don’t have to build or invest in the additional network infrastructure yourself. In excess of 3 out of 4 companies operate in the hybrid cloud (public and private) today.
Usually it’s not just one cloud. An IBM survey revealed 85 percent of enterprises operate in multi-cloud environments, while a Rightscale study puts the combined number of public and private clouds used by the average company at about 5.
Cloud Networking and Multi-Cloud Security
Today’s workforce accesses and exchanges apps and data that are no longer contained in the data center, and so the complexity of security management for organizations grows. Network and application traffic, whether backhauled or passed through a secure controller, still must be filtered and cleansed. In addition, public cloud and IaaS providers often implement exit fees on all traffic leaving that cloud provider. If a typical company uses 5 different clouds in their multi-cloud environment, those fees surely stack up.
The OPAQ Cloud is the glue for today’s multi-cloud world. Learn more about how the OPAQ Cloud works.