Build a Go-Fast WAN to Optimize Cloud Connections


Build a Go-Fast WAN to Optimize Cloud Connections

Using IaaS for critical applications can turn any WAN into a performance bottleneck. This Report analyzes the problem and explains how to build a lightning-fast cloud connection that will thrill end users — and that may just save customers money to boot. It also covers options for maximizing performance among end users, legacy internal infrastructure and the cloud.

  • Learn the two keys for building a cloud-optimized WAN for customers.
  • Find out the advantages, pricing and potential cost reduction of direct-connect circuits.
  • Review expert recommendations for finding the WAN option that’s best for your client’s needs.

About the Author

Kurt Marko is an IT industry analyst, consultant and regular contributor to a number of technology publications, pursuing his passion for communications after a varied career that has spanned virtually the entire high-tech food chain from chips to systems. Upon graduating from Stanford University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering, Marko spent several years as a semiconductor device physicist, doing process design, modeling and testing. He then joined AT&T Bell Laboratories as a memory chip designer and CAD and simulation developer. Moving to Hewlett-Packard, he started in the laser printer R&D lab doing electrophotography development, for which he earned a patent, but his love of computers eventually led him to join HP’s nascent technical IT group. Marko spent 15 years as an IT engineer and was a lead architect for several enterprisewide infrastructure projects at HP, including the Windows domain infrastructure, remote access service, Exchange email infrastructure and managed Web services.