Why Cloud Networking is a must for Flexibility, Scalability, and Visibility

Why Cloud Networking is a must for Flexibility, Scalability, and Visibility

by Qurat-ul-Ain Ghazali


This is a part of the article that has been fully published in one of our premium editions, "Binary Exploitation". The whole issue can be purchased at: https://pentestmag.com/product/pentest-binary-exploitation/


No matter what the size of an organization is, there is a constant pressure to cut down on costs. At the same time, they are required to be more efficient and productive, and networking is only way they can stay competitive in the market. Most companies are struggling to maintain a balance between keeping the expenses down and improving efficiency. A popular approach  which most companies are turning to is cloud networking. 

What is Cloud Networking?

Cloud networking refers to a cloud-based network through which the entire organization is connected. This network can be used by all internal/external resources which are connected to it. The infrastructure is usually provided by a third party along with hosting. Virtual routers and firewalls along with other tools are part of the network resource which helps them manage the projects in a better way.

Companies have the flexibility to either use their resources to manage their in-house network or rely on the resources within the cloud. Cloud computing is the center of all computer resources that are shared with the users. Choosing cloud networking allows firms to be more flexible, scalable, and visible. With that established, let’s discuss how cloud networking can help your business. 

A Birds-eye View of the Networks

An IT manager needs to be aware of all the activities that are taking place in his project. The task of managing a project becomes even more complex if it is distributed over several places. In most cases, security is a major area of concern. Hence, using a cloud network gives the IT manager an oversight of all the networks. This makes it easier for them to administer flaws and take care of errors before they emerge. 

Using a cloud networking system can help you identify the devices that are connected to the network. This makes tracking and monitoring easier than traditional networking systems. One of the most difficult tasks for an IT manager is patching devices to remove threats, and taking care of other vulnerabilities. Cloud networking makes managing all these tasks extremely easy and efficient. 

Borderless Visibility and Flexibility

Currently, most companies are functioning in a dynamic environment. As they operate in a constantly changing landscape, IT Managers must have the utmost visibility across their organization. Any changes made on any part of the network should be in the knowledge of the IT Manager.

Businesses must look for wired data to develop smart data for their company. This data is prepared at the collection point, and it ensures that the output is optimized. This helps to improve the speed and quality of the cloud network. The optimized data can be used to extract metrics that can be used to monitor and evaluate the company’s performance. 

Improved Scalability

The economy today requires businesses to be extremely versatile. Companies are constantly evolving and looking for ways through which they can be more efficient. Cloud networking gives companies the ability to reshape themselves at any given time. Organizations no longer have to feel they are chained to their past equipment and software. They can switch with ease. 

Companies that are in the growing phase can either opt for a hybrid-cloud or multi-cloud. This can be especially beneficial for them if they are facing issues while scaling up or have certain legal requirements that need to be fulfilled. Cloud network gives companies the IT infrastructure they need to expand themselves.


About the Author
Qurat-ul-Ain Ghazali is an information system engineer and a certified digital marketing trainer with a passion for writing, designing and anything tech-related. She writes articles for Shireen Inc.


This is a part of the article that has been fully published in one of our premium editions, "Binary Exploitation". The whole issue can be purchased at: https://pentestmag.com/product/pentest-binary-exploitation/


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February 13, 2020
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