Apcela Proof of Concept: A Novel Way to Use SD-WAN for Automated, High-Performance Multi-Cloud Access

Fall 2022

IT organizations often find that their legacy networks are not fit for hybrid- and multi-cloud consumption, as they move workloads beyond the datacenter to IaaS, PaaS, or SaaS cloud platforms. In this session, learn how to use modern SD-WAN tools and virtualized networking platforms to accelerate multi-cloud network performance and improve security.

Too often IT organizations recognize too late that their current network doesn’t meet the performance, security, or reliability needs of their cloud adoption roadmap. This leads to a complex patchwork of bespoke cloud connectivity solutions. At one end the Internet becomes the new WAN for enterprise cloud apps, but this option often lacks the security, visibility and performance associated with private, typically MPLS based WANs. At the other end are MPLS based extensions to cloud platforms and/or a bevy of private line based direct connect options from cloud services providers, but these all add both cost and complexity.

In this session you’ll learn how to build an SD-WAN based multi-cloud router for low latency prem-to-cloud, and cloud-to-cloud private connectivity with the performance characteristics MPLS based WANs, while reducing cost and simplifying complexity. As a bonus — how to easily convert existing dedicated 1G/10G cloud direct connects into high-performance multi-cloud on-ramps.


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