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IT Evolution to a Hybrid Enterprise Drives the Need for Location-Independent Computing

Published By: Riverbed
Riverbed
Published:  Jun 02, 2015
Length:  8 pages

Enterprise IT has gone through several waves of evolution since the birth of computing. The computing platform has evolved from mainframe computing to minicomputers, shifted to client/server computing, and finally moved to Internet computing in the cloud era. 

The growth of hybrid cloud deployments accelerated the transition to hybrid wide-area networks (WANs). Private networks, such as MPLS, are being joined by Internet connections that offer a choice in delivery channels—costly, but predictable, networks for mission-critical loads and cheaper public networks for bulk loads such as data backups.



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