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Using the cloud to create the best network architecture

Using the cloud to create the best network architecture

Advances in cloud computing have made it easier for decision-makers to send segments of their information across complex network architectures. For companies that deal in big data, this is an especially useful function of cloud services, because it allows IT managers to partition information with scalable storage, providing separate storage options for projects and applications. 

Ideas for creating the best infrastructure
According to Network World, the increased complexity of network virtualization can be daunting to deploy at first, but the source noted that cloud providers are beginning to provide simpler solutions for establishing the best strategy:

  • Set up data synchronization. The source reported that it's now possible to sync data in real-time, which will allow businesses to establish cloud-enhanced continuity plans. With this strategy, it's important that IT managers consider leveraging a layer of software between the cloud services and the data flow that will assist with the automation of consistent updates. For example, database administration solutions attach to information on the cloud to provide easy to use data analytics systems. With this strategy, end-users are able to utilize scalable cloud technologies alongside an automated update protocol.
  • Make sure any additional technologies work well together. FCW reported that the evolving flexibility of the cloud provides end-users with innovative ways to combine applications to create the perfect infrastructure for the business, but it's important to realize that some solutions may not fit well with certain models. For this reason, IT managers should strategize what their end goals will be before committing the company to any purchases. 
  • Will the legacy system stay or become integrated? Although the cloud provides all of the tools a business needs in order to establish a fully functioning infrastructure, if a company prefers aspects of its legacy systems, cloud services can be deployed so that the old is combined with the new. With this hybrid strategy, however, the source noted that once this kind of solution is activated, it can be difficult – and costly – to separate them again. 

By following the above-mentioned strategies, it should be easier for IT managers to make informed decisions for their companies. 

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