Businesses increasingly rely on cloud computing for easy access to applications and storage. And as demands on your Business Ethernet network become more complex, making sure your network can grow along with your cloud implementations is a must. Is your Business Ethernet scalable enough to support your mission-critical cloud applications?
When scalability is a problem
Traditional Ethernet has evolved from its original mission of simply providing connectivity between local systems. Business Ethernet must simultaneously support: traditional client/server traffic; intra-application traffic, such as that created by the trend toward service-oriented architecture (SOA); and storage traffic.
These complex and demanding functions are sensitive to varying levels of latency and potential packet loss. When you add the challenge of working with applications in the cloud, you increase the need for control to ensure that applications connect seamlessly and have access to the bandwidth they need to run effectively.
The most flexible option for Cloud services
Business Ethernet is a standards-based approach that lets organizations access multiple classes of service and selective scalability while enjoying the security of a private network to access cloud applications.
For example, tw telecom'sIntelligent Network gives customers access to best-of-breed applications in all the data centers tw telecom already has connected to its secure, scalable and predictable network. In addition, the offering gives customers the ability to truly control their bandwidth and class of service: Customers have complete visibility from one end of the network to the other.
If your network is already working well with your existing Cloud applications and if you have plans to expand your organization's use of the Cloud, it is wise to consider how to create an Ethernet environment that will grow with you. tw telecom can make this happen.