The hybrid cloud model is continuing its momentum as a preferred operating model for businesses, but its complexities demand constant adaptation to stay ahead of cyber threats. This applies to both on-premises and hybrid environments. Hybrid cloud allows organizations to leverage diverse IT systems, effectively addressing challenges like security, redundancy, and compliance. However, navigating the delicate balance between security and accepted risk is a moving target for organizations.
Businesses must be flexible to meet the demands of customers, streamline processes, and pivot to evolving business needs. Just as enterprise networks have evolved to handle and virtualize the wider distribution of data, applications, and users, the evolution of wide-area networks (WANs) takes the network edge to the next level.
The workplace environment continues its rapid evolution, as many businesses have begun mandating a partial return to the office, thus elevating the hybrid approach as the primary workplace model. However, establishing secure and robust networks that connect dispersed workforces is still proving to be a significant challenge with many enterprises not realizing loads of unlocked potential in both security and performance.