External Cloud Management Inside the Enterprise Network
One challenge enterprises face today is determining if data and traffic performance is an external cloud or an internal enterprise network component.
Virtualization and the cloud extends the enterprise past data center walls, and creates new challenges when it comes to data and traffic management. This IT Business Edge article discusses one challenge faced by enterprises: determining if data and traffic performance is an external cloud or an internal enterprise network component.
"As enterprises more actively utilize cloud infrastructure, part of the distributed infrastructure that supports IT services is now in the external cloud, while part of it is still inside the enterprise network -- primarily for data security reasons. One of biggest challenges enterprises are facing today is that when service performance degrades, they are not able to easily determine whether the service-impacting fault is within an external cloud component or an internal enterprise network component."