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Deploying Applications within a Hybrid Infrastructure

Charles Chong, regional solution architect of Asia Pacific & Japan at F5 Networks | May 18, 2016
To enterprises, moving to a hybrid cloud environment is a natural evolution of their business. It is no longer a question of whether there is a need to migrate apps or not, but when to deploy them on the hybrid environment.

Now that apps reside everywhere, there is a need to standardise users' access to apps and data. Regardless of user or app location, or the device from which the application is being accessed, the user experience must remain simple, speedy, and consistent, even as security needs are met. With the migration of data centre applications to the cloud, the number of user names and passcodes that users need to produce, memorise and then recollect has risen dramatically. This has led to an increase in "password fatigue", reduced application and data security, and increased in threat potential.

Conclusion

Businesses today are aware of the importance of application services and rely heavily on them to ensure their applications are highly available and reliable, and deliver the performance users expect. As application deployments expand beyond the data centre to include public, private, and hybrid cloud models, the complexity and diversity of application services will evolve fast. But the success of this strategy relies heavily on the effectiveness of the security infrastructure that is deployed concurrently.

In this application centric world we live in, enterprises need to engage the right partner who understands applications at the deepest level and uses that knowledge to optimise organisations' network and application performance with a comprehensive suite of services to enable applications everywhere across all environments, eradicating the need for businesses to search and find components they require.

 

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