A safe return to work, means “stepping into the edge”
So why has the network fabric become such a hot commodity in 2021? The answer lies in the change of the workforce and the demand placed for a more immersive experience, bleeding on the edge.
Edge computing has become more mainstream as requirements for low latency and higher bandwidth grow due to altering organisation operating models, where many are adopting either full remote or hybrid strategies going forward. Few are returning to the comprehensively traditional ways of working. This has meant that remote workers, hybrid IT connectivity solutions, robust security, and edge and cloud computing are sitting at the forefront of network conversations.
Companies want to know how they can build networks that are capable of evolving and growing with the business, adjusting to the changing needs of customers and employees. They want networks that are frictionless in their service delivery, and sticky in their customer retention capabilities.
What’s needed is agility, transformation, and automation delivered through an intelligent secure cloud-network fabric that delivers information from anywhere, and on any device. A network that can handle the move to the edge, that can leverage SDWAN, and that provides function virtualisation so that the business can deploy and scale the network anywhere.
Another advantage to the network fabric is that its software defined. It can be automated and refined, giving the business the ability to orchestrate its functionality across systems and applications. It’s a frictionless orchestra across cloud, network, data centre, distributed workforce and system. It also offers organisations the ability to retain richer control over security of data and system across multiple locations.
The network fabric made up of the physical data centre, colocation, cloud and system is critical in embedding security throughout the company infrastructure and in ensuring the smooth movement of data across multiple locations.