Achieving the Full Promise of the Cloud

As the cloud market explodes, a distinct chasm has become apparent between the operation of infrastructure and applications. Sharing, isolation and load balancing issues in the network, combined with high density virtualization in compute and storage resources, can adversely impact the performance of applications running across the network, frustrating application developers and end users alike.
Enter application defined networking (ADN), which offers great business value for cloud users. A complement to software defined networking (SDN), ADN enables applications to directly control and adapt their networking for optimal performance across both public and private clouds, without compromising on portability or security. With ADN solutions, developers and administrators can automatically instrument, analyze and reconfigure the virtual network of resources to ensure that their cloud-based applications will perform optimally under highly variable conditions, and that they can quickly respond should outages or problems occur.

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