Four Key Requirements for Multi-Cloud Networking Success

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Today’s CIOs face a challenging reality. As organizations around the world move applications and workloads to the cloud and work to ensure on-demand application availability, connecting workloads reliably and at scale has never been more difficult. CIOs are now tasked with connecting and managing data, applications, and logical connections in an efficient and secure way throughout a multi-cloud environment.

What used to be contained within the four walls of a customer’s data center has since expanded across the internet. Now data, applications, and connections are spread across multiple clouds. As a critical asset, the data center must connect logically through a multi-cloud network. When customers want to set policies between data and apps that reside in the data center or business apps that are spread across multiple clouds in a microservice architecture, they need to have a way to manage the network and connect the assets in a consistent way. 

To tackle the complexity of multi-cloud, organizations require a coherent cloud networking operating model that is built around four key design principles: automation, consistent operations, a platform approach, and a unified experience. Enterprises must address these requirements to optimize hybrid, multi-cloud environments and deliver business agility and the best

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