The Future of Cloud is the Network

In the last 24 months the pace of digital innovation surged across the digital ecosystem resulting in a drastic expansion of application and cloud usage. Enterprise organizations expect a number of high-quality experiences and are turning to hybrid or multi-cloud frameworks to attain the cloud networking benefits, deliver these experiences, meet key performance indications and provide an unmatched level of success.

Networks today are the foundation for modern applications, connect microservice functions and data into mission-critical business services. These combined underpin cloud services today. Enterprise customers today are looking to connect their teams and technologies through networks that allow them to build applications and services that deliver scalable, sustainable, differentiated business value.

In our latest white paper, The Future of Cloud is the Network — done in partnership with Cisco — we explore Cisco’s cloud networking portfolio and offer insight into why we, at Futurum Research, believe it is well-suited to enable the cloud neutral strategy enterprise organizations need in our hybrid cloud world.

In this white paper you’ll learn:

  • The main challenges of cloud networking
  • Key cloud networking objectives
  • What organizations are looking for in a cloud networking portfolio
  • Foundational pillars of cloud networking
  • An exploration of Cisco’s cloud networking portfolio
  • Considerations for organizations that are selecting cloud networking solutions

Decision makers across all organizations in selecting cloud networking solutions must take a comprehensive approach in understanding the strategic portfolio resources essential to successfully advancing their cloud journeys. It is our assessment that Cisco’s cloud networking portfolio can deliver significant value that many organizations are seeking. If you are interested in learning more about Cisco’s offerings and what sets them apart from others, download your copy of The Future of Cloud is the Network today.

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About the Authors

Daniel Newman is the Principal Analyst of Futurum Research and the CEO of Broadsuite Media Group. Living his life at the intersection of people and technology, Daniel works with the world’s largest technology brands exploring Digital Transformation and how it is influencing the enterprise. Read Full Bio

Shelly Kramer is a Principal Analyst and Founding Partner at Futurum Research. A serial entrepreneur with a technology centric focus, she has worked alongside some of the world’s largest brands to embrace disruption and spur innovation, understand and address the realities of the connected customer, and help navigate the process of digital transformation. She brings 20 years' experience as a brand strategist to her work at Futurum, and has deep experience helping global companies with marketing challenges, GTM strategies, messaging development, and driving strategy and digital transformation for B2B brands across multiple verticals. Shelly's coverage areas include Collaboration/CX/SaaS, platforms, ESG, and Cybersecurity, as well as topics and trends related to the Future of Work, the transformation of the workplace and how people and technology are driving that transformation. A transplanted New Yorker, she has learned to love life in the Midwest, and has firsthand experience that some of the most innovative minds and most successful companies in the world also happen to live in “flyover country.”

Ron is an experienced research expert and analyst, with over 20 years of experience in the digital and IT transformation markets. He is a recognized authority at tracking the evolution of and identifying the key disruptive trends within the service enablement ecosystem, including software and services, infrastructure, 5G/IoT, AI/analytics, security, cloud computing, revenue management, and regulatory issues. Read Full Bio.