Intelligent Tech Channels Issue 54 - Page 16

EDITOR ’ S COMMENT

CORE NETWORK SERVICES FOR THE MODERN HYBRID WORKPLACE

MOHAMMED AL-MONEER , REGIONAL DIRECTOR , META , INFOBLOX
Mohammed Al-Moneer , Regional Director , META at Infoblox , tells us 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 .

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 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-tocloud architecture . To support the hybrid workplace , organisations need to be able to easily secure networks and unify management across cloud , HQ and branch locations .
What are the technologies that can help organisations power the hybrid workplace ?
DDI is foundational to new and expanding networking paradigms including private , public and hybrid cloud deployments , IPv6 , SaaS , SD-WAN , BYOD , IoT device visibility , containersation and more .
• Cloud-native architecture , platforms and tools make it possible to automate operations across the distributed enterprise and drive measurable efficiencies .
• Core networking services-DNS , DHCP and IPAM ( DDI ) - provide an effective and already in-place , platform to simplify management across the data centre , branch and home offices via the cloud .
• Value-Added Services ( VASs ) including on-premises and multicloud discovery and automation , IPAM sync for Microsoft deployments , global server traffic management and load balancing , reporting and analytics and network change and configuration management enhance hybrid , multi-cloud visibility , automation and control .
Bridging from traditional to modern is hard . While transformation is essential to stay competitive , streamline costs , increase revenue
Broader use of cloud and SaaS applications is driving greater investment in technologies that improve productivity , data security and continuous business operations .
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