Cloud computing and SaaS have dramatically changed WAN traffic patterns, by moving applications that were almost exclusively located in the data center to distributed cloud sites. As companies shift more applications to the cloud, the majority of enterprise traffic is now destined to locations on the Internet. Because the Internet is public, and was not built for mission-critical reliability, performance, and security, there is an increasing need for not just SD-WANs, but the failsafe SD-WAN technology that Talari offers.
Network traffic connecting to cloud services, like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and others, can be sensitive to latency, packet loss and jitter. Once Internet network traffic leaves the boundaries of the corporate WAN, IT has little control over how it gets to its destination and no visibility into any problems faced on route. This has made it difficult to trust critical business processes to the cloud, even as pressure grows to take advantage of the cost savings of IaaS or the functionality of SaaS applications.
As applications move to the cloud, IT managers are beginning to understand the limitations of the Internet, and their private network’s ability to adapt to today’s cloud-driven demands. Yet using expensive, inflexible MPLS connections that can take months to provision, and locks companies into a single service provider, are simply not a practical option for delivering failsafe access to cloud services and SaaS.
Talari eases connectivity to the cloud
Talari's solution for the cloud extends the reach of the corporate WAN into the cloud, making it possible to control, manage and have visibility into the connection between a company's data centers, physical locations, private cloud instances, public cloud instances and SaaS locations.
Talari’s failsafe SD-WAN technology makes migrating applications to the cloud seamless, avoiding the “two steps forward, one step back” approach most competing SD-WAN solutions offer for SaaS and cloud access. IT managers can now have the assurance, control, and visibility they need to trust the cloud for business-critical applications.
Talari SD-WAN customers are of course free to do fully distributed Internet access form each branch if they so choose (for all applications or on a per application basis). They can backhaul traffic (primarily over aggregated inexpensive, high bandwidth local Internet connections) to HQ/data center, taking advantage of centralized network security architecture deployments for secure access closer to the Internet core, reducing Internet reliability/predictability risks. For those deploying high bandwidth true hybrid clouds across private data centers and IaaS services like AWS or Azure, Talari SD-WAN technology makes it particularly cost effective and reliable to host a private data center at a carrier-neutral colocation facility like those of Equinix.
Talari SD-WAN technology is also available as virtual instances at AWS and Azure, enabling enterprises to add those locations to their existing Talari SD-WAN and thus providing full failsafe multilink, multi-path reliability and high QoE for applications hosted in those cloud services.
Finally, for those enterprises that want failsafe cloud/SaaS access without the hassle of deploying and managing cloud-based infrastructure, the Talari Cloud Connect platform enables SaaS and cloud services providers to offer Talari SD-WAN customers the same multilink, multi-path failsafe reliability, visibility and control they have between enterprise locations when connecting to their services, whether they are IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, cloud-based network security services or cloud-based gateway services.