SDN in the age of multi-cloud connectivity: the case for a converged programmable network

04 April 2022 | Research

Caroline Chappell Gorkem Yigit

Strategy report | PPTX and PDF (16 slides) | Cloud Infrastructure Strategies


"The transport network ecosystem that will underpin multi-cloud connectivity is still emerging but SDN vendors should take lessons in market messaging from the open RAN community, which is further along this road."

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This report provides insights for operators that are considering adopting new products and/or managed services to enable them to address the enterprise need for end-to-end multi-cloud connectivity.

Key questions answered in this report

  • What are the requirements for multi-cloud connectivity and how do these differ from the requirements for traditional connectivity?
  • What are the implications of adopting an SDN approach in the data-centre, and wide-area network (WAN) overlay and underlay domains?
  • How will cloud-native networking and a power shift to applications developers affect the development of multi-cloud connectivity solutions?
  • Which vendors are taking the lead in adopting this new converged, programmable approach to the multi-cloud network?

Today’s diverse SDN-based products do not address enterprise app-to-app connectivity needs across clouds

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Source: Analysys Mason

For more information about this report, see the associated article Cloud networking promises to resolve multi-cloud connectivity issues but will disrupt the industry.

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