Transitioning to the cloud will help these organizations accelerate innovation and business agility by emphasizing a number of important factors. Adaptability is one. Seamless scale, both upward and downward, is another. Network intelligence that will provide proactive resource optimization is a third.
To make this transition, organizations need the right infrastructure, and they must be prepared to answer questions regarding SDN, orchestration, security, network protocols and many other issues.
These are addressed by two application-aware architectures for the enterprise private cloud:
1. Juniper Networks’ open SDN architecture
2. A proprietary programmable architecture that requires investment in a centralized controller and application-aware switch combination.