Gartner Research

How to Use the Internet for Cloud Connectivity Without Performance Disasters

Published: 17 July 2019

ID: G00387120

Analyst(s): Padraig Byrne, Bjarne Munch

Summary

Infrastructure and operations leaders want to use public internet services to connect branch offices to cloud services; however, too often, they source suboptimal internet services, resulting in poor application performance. Use this research to help mitigate these performance issues.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Design the Solution With Access and Route Diversity and Direct Cloud Peering to Manage Application Performance
    • Choose the Right Internet Access Service and ISP
    • Use Local ISPs With Diverse Peering
    • Align the ISP Peering Points With the Location of Key Cloud Providers
    • Use Access Diversity for Branch Offices Where Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) Is Not Used
    • Deploy Hosted Route/SD-WAN Proxies to Enable Route Diversity
    • Source Enhanced Internet Services for Optimum Performance
  • Improve Problem Resolution by Deploying Monitoring and Reporting Solutions

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