If you’re accessing one or more cloud-based applications then you’ll realise your business’s ability to perform now depends on a service that’s delivered over your network. If things get slow, so does productivity.
Taking an existing network and adding in a couple of services that are delivered via the cloud just isn’t prudent.
Your network should be configured so important cloud-based applications see priority over less mission-critical services. Proper network design means that crucial applications can be prioritised over lower priority systems.
There are a variety of networking solutions that will help you to achieve this – but be careful when navigating the world of SD WAN and MPLS technology – what’s right for you is going to depend on the network infrastructure you currently have and what you’re hoping to achieve from your cloud-based systems.