The cloud has the unique ability to enable individuals to communicate and collaborate safely around the world. In our new reality, where our key form of communication is virtually or via network and phone, technology is empowering individuals and businesses.  Our partners at CBTS wrote a blog about how valuable the cloud really is now and the impact it will continue to have on the future.   

Excerpt from CBTS Blog by Jon Lloyd:

Now, more than ever, enterprises are recognizing the value of cloud networking and the benefit of connecting people safely as we work through the COVID-19 crisis.

In the past, networking was a relatively straightforward matter of linking users in one (usually fixed) location to data and applications located in another. Today, however, the task is to build and maintain dynamic, reliable connections between users in all our various locations and data/apps that can be housed in multiple sites across town, across the country, or around the world.

To effectively do this, enterprises must look to the cloud. This means converting legacy data structure into a distributed cloud that provides significant improvements in scale, flexibility, and cost. However, this transition is not without its challenges.

The cloud represents more than a simple technology upgrade, but whole shifts in the way organizations connect people to data and applications.

For a networking professional, of course, this is easier said than done. Not only does this potentially encompass multiple cloud providers, each with their own networking anomalies, but it can also incorporate all manner of pathways. And, none of these are under the direct control of the person responsible for maintaining high availability and data accessibility.

Our new reality

Given our emerging state, network teams must create the kinds of architectures needed to maintain the level of connectivity that the working-world needs more than ever right now. Calls for improvements will swiftly come from users directly, all of whom need reliable connectivity to work and are accustomed to getting this level of service from their consumer applications.

Networking is no longer the gatekeeper to what is possible. Networking can no longer say, “This is the bandwidth that is available, so everything has to fit within that envelope.” Instead, the user will demand, “This is the bandwidth I require, so make it happen.”

Opex Technologies has the expertise to help you navigate through their portfolio of SD-WAN providers to find your business the right solution as you move to the cloud. Opex Technologies is a nationally recognized top 1% Trusted Advisor for Cloud, Collaboration, Data Center, Digital Transformation, Network & Voice, Security, Strategic Leadership and Technology Business Management (TBM) technology projects.

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