The growing demand for IT infrastructure means that security, routing, network, and digital solutions from disparate sources can no longer deliver the value needed by modern enterprises.
As businesses grow in both size and scale, the need for enterprise networks that can match this transformation becomes more and more prominent. Businesses seeking to protect their own network and conduct business reliably and securely employ a range of solutions that are configured to match the properties and needs of their organisation.
While the specificity of these solutions has traditionally helped businesses, changes experienced in the way we work as a result of COVID-19 and a greater number of employees switching to WFH or hybrid work models mean that the coordination and integration of these resources can be more difficult. It’s for this reason that many businesses are embracing the benefits offered by cloud network operating systems, as they help companies integrate a number of different resources virtually, provide a better level of security and are easier to match a business that is upscaling or downsizing their operations. Discover why a cloud network OS solution is the right choice for your enterprise.
What is a Cloud Network OS?
A traditional networking operating system (OS) manages the connection and communication of autonomous computers and devices operating on a powerful computer that runs the server program. A cloud network OS performs similar functions, but also manages, virtual machines, virtual servers, and virtual infrastructure, meaning that all cloud data, servers, and technology information can all be managed with current network responsibilities under one operating system. This is highly significant for a business due to the advantages afforded to cloud-based technology over more traditionally configured hardware and software.
What are the Benefits of a Cloud Network OS?
Exciting developments have taken place in cloud computing, with new cloud operating systems that allow businesses to easily manage the traffic and routing of their network, improve network security, and communication between devices. While traditional networks require a number of IT professionals to manage separate functions on the network, cloud OS’s consolidate multiple network functions and allow them to be operated and accessed from a single platform.
This has provided a number of benefits that cloud network OS’s have over traditional counterparts, including:
- Reduction in IT staff costs,
- Reduction in infrastructure investment,
- Improved scalability,
- Improved flexibility,
- Ease of network use and management,
- Improved security between branches,
- Improvement in data protection
What are the Drawbacks?
While the list of benefits cloud networks OS provide are extensive, Cloud Network OS aren’t without their drawbacks and can affect the operation of your business through:
- Increasing data downtime,
- Providing less control over the configuration and operation of your network,
- Increasing dependency on cloud service vendors,
- Increasing the vulnerability of data
What Solutions are Available?
While there are a number of different cloud network solutions, there are no cloud operating systems that consolidate the functions of routing and networking with Quality of Service (QoS) assurance, network security, and SD-WAN onto a single platform.
That is, until recently. The Versa Operating System (VOS) offers scalable solutions for businesses, providing one of the most remarkable multi-service SaaS platforms on the market offering a complete suite of networking capabilities.
The system includes full-featured SD-WAN and advanced scalable routing. VOS boasts an impressive scope of comprehensive integrated security functions which enable seamlessly designed managed services that allow for agile and scalable business growth. VOS is designed with enterprise-class carrier-grade operational functions, including a distributed control and data plane fabric with built-in elasticity and on-demand capacity.
If you have any questions regarding a cloud network OS or integrated networking solutions please get in contact with our team.
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