Cloud Networking... The Preferred Choice for The Future

By Benjamin Wilson ·

As our universe becomes more robust and, its inhabitants become increasingly more aware of the stability of WAN, it is most certain that the future will produce an environment fixed upon cloud networking. Cloud networking. The time has arrived for us to get more acquainted with hearing that terminology used. But why is the cloud becoming more and more attractive to users? And why is cloud technology the preferred choice of our future?

For the purpose of a basic overview of what I am talking about, I am going to go ahead and define cloud networking as the process of hosting, manipulating, or protecting key network resources on an extra-network LAN that is accessible over the WAN. You may say to yourself that this definition is in many ways flawed or misdirected from a fundamental network perspective. To this I say, yes. This definition is only intended to point you in the correct direction. Let us now approach the first question, which is: Why is the cloud becoming more and more attractive to users?

Striving for ease!

Cloud networking is becoming more and more attractive to users because it represents the great allusion that if an item is outsourced and cared for by a different resource, then it is more profitable (maintenance). Maintenance is one of the key underlying issues which drives most to the cloud. If, for the most part the user does not have to worry about the integrity of the sum of the physical devices in which their network is hosted, than a major task is taken away.  Storage space is another attractive feature of cloud networking. Most individuals, who view the cloud, suffer from the misconception that the cloud manifests unlimited storage space. This is obviously very attractive.

Redundancy!

The second reason why cloud networking is becoming more popular, is because it is viewed as completely secure. Most users understand the risks of hosting data or other network elements locally, which include intrusion, destruction, and other disasters. The cloud provides the view that all data and network elements stored there are more secure from danger than that of the LAN network counterparts.

Conclusion

Both reasons give just a snapshot as to the many indicators of why so many are sending data and resources to the cloud. I will not evaluate the validity of these ideals; however, it is important to note that there are many benefits as well as flaws which are associated with moving data to the cloud and it should be done on a well evaluated process. Overall, cloud networking and technology is becoming the ultimate choice of the future because of improved scalable WAN access and security along with an emergence of a decentralized network image (for storage and resources). This has been simply stated to present the ideas of tomorrow foreshadowed today; whether or not they come to fruition remains to be seen.  Cloud networking is on our horizon and we need to be sure that we are prepared to move with it.