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Cloud networking explained quickly

Cloud networking is any form of networking utilizing cloud architecture. Users access networking resources through centralized inter-connected servers often hosted by a third party organization but not always. The centralized servers are connected to a Wide Area Network (WAN) which helps to distribute content quickly and securely.

 

There are many benefits to using a cloud network such as delivering content more rapidly, reliably, and securely from a central location to the wider network without the need for repeated localized network architecture. 

Cloud networking has become extremely popular and cost effective for many businesses across all industries and sectors for it’s low cost scalability. 

 

How does cloud networking work?

 

Cloud networking is essentially an array of powerful servers and architecture hosted at a central location. Varying access levels are provided to this centralized architecture depending on the host and service provided. Instead of purchasing a new server, having it delivered to site and building and configuring it, access to the cloud architecture is purchased and a virtual machine would be created on the centralized architecture. This is extremely quick, at a fraction of the cost of purchasing and building a local physical server.

Cloud networks provide centralized management, control and visibility. Allowing IT teams to effectively manage devices in different physical locations using the internet. It can be used for a plethora of uses including connectivity, security, management and control.

 

The advantages of using cloud networking software

 

A cloud network offers the following benefits:

  • Versatility
  • Speed
  • Reliability
  • Cost-saving

Many organisations and businesses have turned to cloud networking for better content distribution. Such a decision guarantees faster delivery of content as that content has less physical distance to travel between servers, giving the final end users faster access.

By using a cloud network, organisations and businesses keep their overheads down by saving money on building and operating their own physical network architecture.