The Death of Network Hardware Appliances — and the Evolution of Cloud-Native Architectures

When organizations need to protect their on-prem networks, IT departments typically turn to old, legacy hardware boxes. These hardware boxes are expensive, hard to manage, and slow. To complicate matters further, legacy approaches to connectivity (re: MPLS) and security (re: on-prem firewalling and DDoS ‘scrubbing centers’) just don’t work for today’s distributed workforce and cloud-hosted applications.

Between cloud app adoption growth and the work-from-home mode of operation becoming part of business as usual, the Internet is mission-critical: to share data, solve challenges, and stay connected. But as the importance of the internet increases so too do the risks of cyber threats and network demands.

Join this informative webinar where you will hear experts discuss the death of network hardware appliances and how cloud-native architectures can help you continue to provide secure, enterprise-class connectivity.

On Demand
1h 00min

You can expect to learn:

  • The evolution of the network layer to the cloud
  • Modern WAN architectures for on-prem and cloud-hosted workloads
  • How virtual network functions delivered as-a-service enable organizations to increase their agility and reduce overall costs

Featured Speakers

  • Annika Garbers
    Annika Garbers
    Product Manager

    Annika is responsible for some of Cloudflare's Network Services, including Magic Transit and Magic WAN, which provide easy-to-manage network connectivity, security, and performance benefits. She's excited about building products to help network and IT organizations solve modern problems and make their lives easier along the way.

  • Vivek Ganti
    Vivek Ganti
    Senior Product Marketing Manager

    With a Masters’ in Telecommunications engineering and over 10 years of experience in cloud security and networking infrastructure, Vivek currently leads Product Marketing for Cloudflare’s DDoS protection and network services solutions working with cross-functional teams to bring new products to market. Prior to Cloudflare, Vivek worked with Riverbed and CableLabs on helping develop and evangelize SDWAN and WiFi technologies.

  • Peter Krass
    Peter Krass
    Contributing Editor
    Network Computing

    Peter Krass is an editor and writer specializing in business technology. Formerly, Peter held senior editorial positions with Inc., Planet IT, Smart Enterprise, TechBuilder, InformationWeek, Dark Reading and the BusinessWeek newsletter group.

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