To accelerate cloud application performance, start by mapping your apps


In the eternal words of Yogi Berra, “If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” So how does this sage advice apply to the new world of application performance and hybrid IT?

As the pace of application migration to the cloud continues to accelerate, enterprise networking teams have turned to hybrid and SD-WANs as practical solutions to open up more localized internet access and direct routing to the cloud. So the theory goes that by deploying broadband and internet connections at the edge of the network, users can bypass the MPLS bottlenecks and avoid transiting the centralized data center internet egress points.

So with the proliferation of hybrid and SD-WAN deployments, which according to most analysts is well past the tipping point and going mainstream, why is it that enterprise IT teams are still struggling with cloud application performance? User frustration with the performance of applications like Office 365, Salesforce, Workday, ServiceNow, and others is only growing, rather than waning.

Why we need an app map

To close the performance gap, we need to create a map that can show us both where we’re going and how best to get there.

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