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CORE NETWORK SERVICES FOR THE MODERN HYBRID WORKPLACE

Mohammed Al-Moneer , Regional Director , META at Infoblox , considers which technologies can help organisations power the hybrid workplace .

Work from anywhere is here to stay and organisations need to modernise their networks to remain competitive . The pandemic has accelerated workplace modernisation , including adoption of virtualisation , private cloud , public cloud , SaaS and IPv6 , to create a hybrid workplace – one that provides flexibility without compromising business goals . is driving greater investment in technologies that improve productivity , data security and continuous business operations .

Networks are shifting from a traditional architecture focused on headquarters and the data centre to a distributed , edge-to-cloud architecture . To support the hybrid workplace , organisations need to be able to
Modernisation of networks is required to secure and enable the distributed workplace , support geo-diverse branch offices and save time and expenses . At the same time , today ’ s networks need to ensure agility , automation and high performance at scale-from the data centre to the network edge .
According to Gartner , more than half of enterprise IT spending in key market segments will shift to the Cloud by 2025 . Broader use of cloud and SaaS applications
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