As more enterprises require a new approach to networking architecture to increase operational efficiency and performance, virtual cloud networking can address the need for a more flexible, secure, accessible and integrated network system to deliver on-demand data and applications.
Although this type of infrastructure enables digital transformation and accelerates business – a fact well-known to enterprises – there are still challenges and questions raised when transitioning from legacy networking to virtual cloud networking.
In this post, we uncover some of the benefits of investing in this networking setup by looking at a few issues enterprises may face along the way and how virtual cloud networking can solve them.
1. Infrastructure Flexibility
Organisations who invest heavily in IT infrastructure may be looking for a particular architecture plan for their networking requirements and still want to reap the benefits of flexibility, security and easy networking access.
Software-based and hardware agnostic, virtual cloud networking is suitable for any hardware and cloud service provider, virtual machines and containers, and can integrate with various apps and devices. Furthermore, it has access to evolving technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT).
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2. Business Network Development
The flexibility of virtual cloud networking infrastructure means it can service all kinds of requirements across various industries and in different stages of business development, including rapid expansion, growth, mergers/acquisitions and so forth.
The network can expand or contract as needed and it fits into the specifications of both smaller companies and global corporations. Companies can automate, manage, secure and connect to data and applications anytime and anywhere, irrespective of industry, size and operations.
3. Cost-Efficient Implementation
For enterprises looking to streamline and reduce the costs incurred by network infrastructure installation and maintenance, virtual cloud networking is a cost-efficient option, as virtualisation supports accessible infrastructure innovation at a higher ROI.
A virtual cloud network implementation can result in net present value (NPV) of $6.8 million and an ROI of 106% over three years, according to the Forrester Total Economic Impact Study, Spotlight on the Total Economic Impact of a Virtual Cloud Network.
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