Traditionally, over the last few decades, IT infrastructure and network architecture has revolved around centralized infrastructure. It sits in a centralized or regional data center. This legacy infrastructure doesn’t work in the age of cloud. Users they need to access their tools from all over, and serving through a centralized hub or MPLS type of network, routing users in and out again, has a negative impact on performance of these applications. And that performance impact has a very real effect on productivity.
It’s becoming the norm for companies to move into cloud infrastructure and towards SaaS (software as a service) applications that are hosted in the cloud. These applications and infrastructure are very much distributed, with access points around the globe.
By moving into a CloudHub infrastructure, it allows you to go out to the internet at these distributed CloudHubs, and allows you to reach the applications and the cloud infrastructure within those regions where the CloudHubs are deployed.
You’re no longer dependent on a single point of access to everything internet-related. You can go to whatever region you need to. Users that are in California and need to reach applications in California can reach them directly out of the California cloud hub, and the same thing for the East region, or the South region, or wherever your users are based.
It is a strategy that revolves around expedited access and optimal performance, which makes an impact on user productivity and ultimately your bottom line.