Use Case: Cloud Optimization

Make Every SaaS Application and IaaS Resources Faster and More Consistent for Users

Don’t let the Internet undermine Software as a Service (SaaS) deployments and performance. With Silver Peak, every SaaS application becomes faster and more consistent over the Internet.

With Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect, enterprises can build a WAN with broadband to connect users directly to applications. By empowering customers to use broadband connections to augment or replace their current multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) networks, Silver Peak improves customer responsiveness, increases cloud application performance, and significantly reduces capital and operational expenses.

Cloud Intelligence for SaaS Optimization

Silver Peak's Cloud Intelligence aggregates ever-changing information about SaaS providers, including the physical locations where the providers’ data is being served and provides minute-to-minute updates to Unity EdgeConnect appliances about Internet weather patterns. The appliances use this data to measure the loss, latency and other metrics from their locations to different services in the cloud. This information is broadcasted to all other instances on the Unity fabric, enabling Silver Peak Unity to calculate the optimal end-to-end path for any user on the network to any SaaS destination.

Optimizing Connectivity into IaaS

Deploying Silver Peak software into IaaS hosts such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and VMware vCloud Air provides a consistent and simplified way to extend your data center resources into the cloud. The Silver Peak Unity WAN fabric helps mitigate the limitations and concerns around deploying IaaS. Where there is a lack of consistent networking standards among cloud providers, Silver Peak offers a simplified way to set up connectivity to multiple IaaS vendors. Instead of managing complex firewall configuration rules, users can place a Silver Peak software instances in each cloud and easily establish a secure IPSec VPN connection without having to configure or manage the cloud provider’s default gateway. 

Resources

  • This data sheet highlights the features and capabilities of Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect.
  • Unity Orchestrator global management software offers customers the unique ability to centrally assign business intent policies to secure and control all Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect software-defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) traffic. An intuitive user interface provides unprecedented levels of visibility into both data center and cloud-based applications.
  • The potential for cost savings with AWS coupled with its scalability and resiliency makes the platform well suited for data centers network-intensive cloud initiatives, such as application hosting, cloud on-boarding, big data, and data replication. 
  • This white paper examines the requirements for optimizing SaaS and how Silver Peak's Unity WAN fabric gives IT the visibility and control that has been missing while giving users the performance they need.
  • Enterprises continue to move applications to the cloud. Knowledge workers now regularly use Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications such as Office365, Salesforce and Workday, access email from cloud-hosted services, store documents and backups on Box, Dropbox or the like. ERP and CRM systems are primarily cloud-hosted today. Enterprises increasingly choose Infrastructure as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions for lower costs while increasing IT agility.