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For the enterprise cloud, the future is hybrid
Extreme Networks, Inc. (EXTR) delivers software-driven networking solutions that help IT departments everywhere deliver the ultimate business outcome: stronger connections with customers, partners and employees.
Article | March 23, 2020
Switching email vendors is usually no small task. There are a lot of things to remember; email templates, images, segmentation, forms, etc. all need to be moved. Users will need to get acquainted with the new system and interface. You will also want to think about compliance, and what you need to consider may depend on where you recipients are located.
The network computing chain faces a changing reality over the coming years. According to the latest version of the Ericsson Mobility Report, a surge in consumer device capabilities and data-intensive content will see global data traffic rise fourfold by 2025. Industries, entering the fray for the first time, will place ultra-low-latency and high-privacy demands on the network through time-critical and massive-data use cases such as autonomous transport, remote robotics, smart factories and cross reality.In all of these cases, the place at which the data is processed whether it be in a centralized data center or at the edge of cloud will have an immense impact on both latency and how the massive amounts of data are managed. Not only do these factors impact enterprise and network efficiency, but they will soon be critical in safeguarding human life.
Today, almost every company across diverse industries leverage some kind of cloud infrastructure for efficient business. Cloud computing now has become mainstream as most organizations’ IT ecosystems adopt public and private cloud, alongside traditional IT practices. Moreover, many businesses also believe the hybrid cloud environment will assist them in addressing the challenges of these distinct infrastructures.As a wide array of cloud offerings available in the market, companies are often left besieged with conflicting pressures, ranging from cost management and security to vendor lock-in concerns. However, easing these challenges requires a grave step that several organizations are investing in when they plan for cloud adoption and that is a robust cloud governance model based on a wary assessment of long-term needs.Many businesses around the world are now realizing the importance of a multi-cloud strategy, and its demand is increasing rapidly. In a 2017 State of the SaaS-Powered Workplace report, companies use an average of 16 Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) apps, where 73 percent of businesses believed over 80 percent of their apps will be SaaS by 2020.
Digital distribution has rendered many things obsolete. CDs, DVDs, books, and magazines can be relics of the past. You don't even have to look that hard to find stories to prove this point; Official Xbox Magazine had to close its doors today. But this isn't the only Microsoft ($NASDAQ:MSFT) related entity to be in trouble this week: the Seattle giant's cloud servers are being truly tested in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.Microsoft Teams, Azure cloud computing, Xbox Live servers, Microsoft store online, Windows downloads, and many others are feeling the crunch now more than ever. With so many extra people working from home, using services they wouldn't otherwise, there is a greater demand for internet usage from Microsoft products and platforms. A 775% increase, to be exact.
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