Cloud Network Evolution
Addressing the Pitfalls of the Public Internet
Rapid Data Growth Requires New Ways to be Flexible and Secure
Businesses across industries have realised the value that data-driven strategies bring to processes, solutions, and communications. The ongoing digital transformation (DX) in nearly all realms of modern life has accelerated in recent years in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, largely as a way for businesses and governments to continue providing products, services, and employment in an environment of heavily restricted in-person contact. The virtualization of the customer experience (CX) and employee experience (EX) has driven organizations to prioritize and expand systems, applications, and workloads that enable fundamental functions, such as eCommerce and work from home (WFH).
One consequence of this sudden digitalization of experiences has been an increase in the volume of data generated: Frost & Sullivan research shows that data expanded an average of 44% for businesses in 2021.1 Cloud usage also grew tremendously—and is expected to continue growing at a high trajectory—as businesses work to manage, utilize, and secure the increased volume of information and related applications, workloads, and systems.