Trends Report

Branch Office Infrastructure Capabilities Road Map

March 11th, 2011
GS
Galen Schreck
With contributors:
Alex Cullen , Mackenzie Cahill

Summary

It is possible to greatly reduce the complexity of your branch office infrastructure, thanks to cheaper bandwidth, desktop virtualization, and cloud computing technologies such as software-as-a-service (SaaS). Branch-office-specific network infrastructure now consolidates multiple functions that previously required separate routers, wireless devices, security, and acceleration appliances. This report will help enterprise architects reexamine their branch office architecture and update their plans with capabilities that lower cost, centralize infrastructure, and enable a better environment for remote workers.

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