The Next Generation Cloud and Your Network (Video)

The wide area network, or WAN, is essential to next-generation cloud computing. This video featuring Forrester Research analyst Vanessa Alvarez looks at what is required for next-generation cloud implementations and the critical role the wide area network plays in the success of cloud deployments.

Forrester’s Vanessa Alvarez highlights the importance of automation, flexibility, and agility when enterprise organizations rely on the cloud, in particular, the large amounts of data traversing the WAN.

Automation, self-service, and manageability are needed to design the new cloud architecture, and virtual WAN optimization will play a critical role.

The cloud brings server, storage, networking, and computing together. When deploying cloud, organizations need to look at server virtualization and virtual WAN optimization as a solution.

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Tony Thompson
Tony leads global communications and product marketing efforts for Silver Peak Systems. For more than 15 years, he has led successful marketing and PR programs in the computer networking and security industries, as well as for the U.S. House of Representatives. Tony holds a bachelor’s degree in speech communication from Fresno State. He is an avid musician with extensive recording and production experience. When Tony isn’t writing or playing guitar, he enjoys spending time with family and being outdoors.