Spiceworks “2017 State of IT Report” Sneak Peek Speaks Volumes


Looks like it is indeed “game on” for corporate IT pros and solution providers to get it right, or go home. According to the sneak peek blog from Spiceworks, their “2017 State of IT Report” will cite how cloud and SaaS applications are becoming increasingly more important for global corporations, and a crucial aspect for conducting their business.

The Achilles Heel—Poor Cloud and SaaS Performance
However, poor performance is the Achilles heel of Cloud and SaaS applications. Virtually every enterprise employee, customer, and partner has become reliant on these services for mission-critical productivity.

As a result, poor application performance can be a primary inhibitor for user productivity. It can also can prevent an enterprise from quickly responding to ideal business opportunities and gaining a competitive advantage.

The Slippery Slope—The Public Internet
Most enterprises access cloud services over the public Internet, which is plagued with latency, congestion, packet loss and jitter – all of which make applications slow and undependable. On the other hand, MPLS and conventional WAN optimization appliances fail to deliver on their promises, because they simply weren’t designed for cloud architectures.

The Missing Link—Global Connectivity
As more enterprise applications move to the cloud, network performance is one of the most important factors to get right. Global enterprises need to find a fast and reliable connection that can access, cloud, SaaS, and corporate data centers with the same consistency for all their users worldwide.

The Light at the End of the Tunnel—Private Networks with Cloud/SaaS Connectivity
Leading global enterprises are now turning to private networks designed for cloud and SaaS acceleration. These networks are able to bypass the public internet using gated points of presence (PoPs) located near every major business metropolis.

This enables the enterprise to access their applications and platforms with high-speed connections that don’t have the complexity of MPLS.

The Key to Success—Layered WAN Optimization
In addition, global enterprises need a network with built-in WAN Optimization, delivered as a service. This provides them with accelerated application performance worldwide, and also with the luxury of not having to configure, deploy, and maintain expensive WAN Optimization boxes at every branch office.

This new approach to cloud and SaaS delivery combines private data connections and built-in WAN Optimization. It provides global end-users with the mission-critical applications they need as if they were living in the local corporate data center.

The Game Has Already Started
In conversations with virtually every one of our 500 enterprise customers, we have heard that cloud and SaaS connectivity, in addition to on-premises performance, is highly critical. The best way to achieve faster and more reliable connectivity to cloud and SaaS applications is through global private network that bypasses the public Internet. This is one of the key reasons over 500 global enterprises have chosen Aryaka’s global SD-WAN for their private data connectivity and to improve application performance.

Aryaka delivers access through private data connections to all SaaS and cloud services, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Office 365. This enables global enterprises reliant on these services to improve business execution, eliminate lagging application performance, and respond to customers at today’s speed of business.

When it comes to the state of IT in 2017, our customers know what it takes to get ahead of the game. At Aryaka, cloud and SaaS acceleration is one area we look forward to helping global enterprises win.

About the author

Gary Sevounts
Gary Sevounts is the Chief Marketing Officer at Aryaka Networks, and is responsible for Aryaka’s global marketing efforts. He has extensive experience with software and SaaS products in the IT infrastructure and security space, as well as marketing and sales technology, having held marketing and product management leadership roles with a number of industry leaders.