Enterprise end users typically access public clouds via the public Internet or IPSec tunnels. These can introduce latency, result in inconsistent network performance, and expose the network to potential distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks and malware.

As a more secure alternative, network-enabled cloud opens up the possibility of using external clouds to run a broader range of applications and workloads enterprise-wide with cloud resources provisioned on and distributed through the enterprise network. It extends the embedded security and access authentication functions of enterprise WANs into cloud architectures, combining the control, protection, and performance benefits of a private cloud with the economies and elasticity of a public cloud.

Read this IDC workbook on network-enabled cloud to discover:

▪    How to improve cloud application performance using MPLS VPN connectivity

▪    The implications and core benefits of network-enabled cloud

▪    How to adopt network-enabled cloud connectivity into your organization

▪    A handy checklist of questions to help you evaluate any potential network-enabled cloud provider

Discover how your business can start thinking beyond the traditional IT approach of enterprise data centers, hardware procurement, and up-front capital expenditure with network-enabled cloud.