Best Practice Report

The Hybrid Cloud Network, Part 1: Designs

Building A Businesswide Networking Fabric For Four Levels Of Hybrid Cloud

November 23rd, 2021
With contributors:
Glenn O'Donnell , Renee Taylor-Huot , Jack MacPhee , Diane Lynch


Hybrid cloud is now the default state for many organizations. However, a lot of them don’t extract hybrid’s full potential due to networking challenges associated with fusing internal and cloud resources. You need a series of interconnected discrete services that offer survivability, change dynamically with business conditions, and meet customer expectations. To start, your networking team should determine its cloud maturity level and use one of the four networking scenarios that best fits it. Seven lessons learned from early cloud adopters will help you navigate the many challenges of hybrid cloud networking.

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