May 22, 2013
Increasing dependence on Cloud-based applications hosted in distant data centers makes the quality of backbone networks connecting them increasingly critical. Network quality between Cloud providers and end-users in fact widely varies, and threatens application performance.
In this whitepaper, the technical issues faced by enterprises moving to Cloud-delivered applications and steps network providers can take to optimize use, and minimize connectivity costs, of those applications are discussed.
� Connectivity methods and performance variability
� Cloud connectivity, network elements and application performance
� Cloud-based applications as the �new normal�
� What users may or may not know
� What can be done to improve network and application performance
� What to look for in a carrier and a carrier network