How to Optimize Connectivity to Public Clouds

Enterprise use of public cloud services is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate of more than 24% from 2021 through 2024*. But responding to this rapid growth by adding incremental internet connections is unsustainable and leads to suboptimal outcomes in the areas of cost, performance, security and management.

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Key findings for Infrastructure & Operations leaders:


Using the public internet to connect with CSPs often leads to suboptimal WAN performance.


Relying only on CSP public ports results in performance and cost challenges.


Directly interfacing to multiple CSPs creates a variety of challenges.


WAN-cloud connectivity requirements are changing, requiring more agile solutions.

*Source: Gartner Forecast: Public Cloud Services, Worldwide, 2018-2024, 4Q20 Update
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Gartner, How to Optimize Network Connectivity Into Public Cloud Providers, Lisa Pierce, Danellie Young, Jonathan Forest, 19th February 2021.

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