Cloud-managed networking is commonly used when referring to the ability to manage Wi-Fi, wired and SD-WAN network infrastructure as a cloud-based service. This service is typically hosted in the cloud by a 3rd party as a subscription-based purchase model.
Here are 5 features that a cloud-based network management can offer you.
1) Broad visibility and control
All devices, and users are accounted for regardless of geographic location. This provides the ability to manage, troubleshoot and apply configuration changes from a central location, while virtually eliminating the need to travel to remote sites.
2) Point and click configuration
Simple to use graphical interface replaces the need for complex remote logins, command line interfaces and shell commands to enhance the efficiency of the IT staff.
3) Vendor updates and bug fixes
New features and updates are developed and delivered automatically and more frequently. All enhancements and updates are the responsibility of the vendor, which means they are tested for compatibility and deployed without downtime. This allows the IT teams to focus on developing new services much faster that improve business processes.
4) Adoption of advanced features
Many advanced networking technologies such as AI/ML based solutions, require access to scalable compute and storage to deliver value. However, these requirements are typically cost-prohibitive for smaller organizations. Cloud-managed networking levels the playing field by providing the resources required to collect and analyze data, identify patterns and trends, and ultimately present insights that help improve network operations.
5) A stable, secure and trusted platform
When considering cloud-managed networking solutions, concerns over security, application availability, and connectivity are common. This is why it is important to select a solution from a trusted and proven networking provider such as Aruba, with a broad portfolio of products and solutions that embrace and utilize industry best-practices, including those commonly used in cloud-based banking and ecommerce
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