While today’s ever-growing computing and storage requirements are met by migrating to the cloud, customers find their network becoming a bottleneck, defeating the very purpose of migrating. Lavelle Networks aims to address this through its software defined networking (SDN) platform that enables a diverse array of WAN features, designed for optimal control and efficiency of the WAN.
Enterprises are rapidly moving to the cloud, but their networking experience post-cloud migration leaves much to be desired. This is ironical, considering that the cloud itself is possible because of the network between the user and the data center. But because the migration is driven by efficiencies for compute and storage, networking becomes an afterthought.
The Enterprise WAN has been a budget and ISP-driven part of the enterprise, and in today’s world of complex application consumption (from MS Exchange, to Oracle to Salesforce.com), it is starved of intelligence, control and agility.
“When an enterprise chooses a public cloud provider, they must rethink their WAN, unless they use point services like an AWS Direct Connect,” explains Shyamal Kumar, co-founder, Bengaluru-based Lavelle Networks. Without using ample Internet at each location, cloud migration is very painful and managing the cloud networks becomes another challenge. “You normally just get alphabet soups – VPC, VNET, Subnetworks,” he points out.