The emergence of cloud computing and Software as a Service (SaaS) architectures has without a doubt disrupted the entire IT industry. Now it has extended to networking. This is due to the convenience of being able to easily connect and access resources from anywhere in the world has encouraged companies to embrace this technological revolution. VerlaineMuhungu, Freelance Network Technician and IT specialist, shares an article on TechTarget laying out 5 network requirements for cloud computing. Muhungu explains as companies move to the cloud, they want to scale, attract customers and generate more profits. “But it’s not always easy for network engineers to tackle cloud strategies or work with cloud teams. Collaboration between networking and cloud teams helps companies meet their cloud expectations,” he says. Those teams should consider the following networking requirements for cloud computing:
- Bandwidth and latency optimization.
- Network resilience and redundancy.
- Quality of service (QoS).
- Network automation and orchestration.