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SD-WAN and the Cloud

Talari Networks has introduced its new 'Cloud Connect' solution for hybrid multi-cloud enterprise networks. 

Talari'smulti-tenant Cloud Connect platform ensuresbusinesses maintain MPLS-class reliability and Quality of Experience (QoE)when accessing multiple SaaS and public cloud services. Mirroring the reliability benefits ofTalari's failsafe SD-WAN site-to-site connectivity, Cloud Connect helps enterprises avoid the time and cost burden arounddeploying and managing cloud infrastructure.

This cloud-first approach prevents proprietary carrier service lock-in with reliable and predictable multilink, multi-path access to SaaS and cloud-based services. Talari's solutionenablescost-effective and efficient highQoE connectivity to Software as a Service (SaaS), Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), cloud service gateways and managed Network as a Service (NaaS) offeringsthrough a new high-availabilityconnection called a Cloud Conduit.  Underlyingthe immediate commercial appeal of the Talari Cloud Connect solution, Talari is announcing the support of leading UCaaS, NaaS and Cloud Service providers (CSPs). Technology partners including RingCentral, Evolve IP, Pure IP, Meta Networks and Mode are the first to offer Cloud Connect support. Value-added reseller partners endorsing Cloud Connect include Avant, Bridgepoint and Teneo.

"Prior to working with RingCentral and Talari, our firm's cloud services were dependent on separate and expensive dedicated circuits for messaging, voice, video, meetings and conferencing," said Jason Kasch, CIO at Structural Group. "The addition of Talari's new Cloud Connect solution within RingCentral's UC offering helps boost service reliability while simplifying cloud management and network troubleshooting."

Practical Cloud Connect Enterprise Use Cases

Reliable, predictable connectivityto multiple third-party cloud services is critical to enterprises' business strategies. Talari Cloud Connect unifies the management of enterprise connectivity to SaaS and cloud-based services through the shared administration of Talari Cloud Conduits. These Cloud Conduits offer multi-link, multipath, reliableconnections between customer locations and the Talari Cloud Connect technology running at the CSP's Point of Presence (PoP), along with shared administration. Cloud Conduits deliver the same failsafe benefits of Talari's patented SD-WAN technology for SaaS and cloud access, without requiring enterprise customers to deploy and maintain SD-WAN software in the cloud.

"As enterprises embrace hybrid IT and multi-cloud postures in pursuit of their digital-transformation objectives, they are compelled to overhaul their WAN architectures and management models to reliably, securely and cost-effectively deliver the cloud-based applications and services that are becoming increasingly valuable to business outcomes," said Brad Casemore, Research Vice President, Datacenter Networks at IDC.  "Talari Cloud Connect responds to the challenges posed by multi-cloud, offering an approach to SD-WAN that addresses the dynamic connectivity, bandwidth, and security requirements at the intelligent edge."

The UCaaS market is a popular time and money-saving enterprise option. Analysts,including IDC Research, predict the UCaaS market growing to more than $25 Billion by 2021.  Talari'sCloud Connect technologyhelpsleading UCaaSpartners deliver a superior platinum-quality service for loss- and latency-sensitive, real-time applications. CSPs announcing support today include RingCentral, PureIP, and EvolveIP, underscoring the immediate UCaaS appeal.  High-value UCaaS applications from these partners include managed Voice over IP (VoIP), SIP trunking, contact centre, HD voice and videoconferencing, instant messaging and presence, desktop sharing, and online collaborative workspaces. 

Improved enterprise cloud application access via cloud-based PoP gateways is another natural Cloud Connect use case.  Mode is using Talari's Cloud Connect to power a cloud service gateway 'easy button'time and cost-savings approach for deployment. Reliable SD-WAN access is delivered to the provider PoP closest to the SaaS / Cloud service.

Partner Cloud Managed Services Gains

Further delivering on the promise of Managed Service Provider (MSP) offerings, Mode will offer enterprises a more advanced solution using the same Talari Cloud Connect technology.   Mode will combineCloud Connecttechnology with its own reliable, flexible, cost-effective Cloud Private Network to enable reliable NaaS access to every enterprise cloud service, SaaS and Internet location. This NaaS scenario sees each enterprise Talari SD-WAN location leverage Talari Cloud Connect for accessingthe local Mode PoP closest to the enterprise location. From there, traffic flows over Mode's reliable private backbone for efficient, reliable, predictable access to all sites.

"Talari's customers are heavily invested in complex cloud business applications to securely power everyday operations reliably and at scale," said Patrick Sweeney, CEO at Talari Networks. "Talari Cloud Connect ensures secure, reliable, predictable access toSaaS and cloud-based network services, without enterprises being forced to bear the burden and complexity of deploying and managing SD-WAN infrastructure in the cloud. Cloud Connect helps enterprises and their cloud services providers deliver full multi-link visibility, reliability and bi-directional QoS while accessing cloud/SaaS-based apps."
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