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Oracle Communications 2019 Predictions: The Year Modern Enterprise Networks Catch Up With The Modern Enterprise

Industry executives and experts share their predictions for 2019.  Read them in this 11th annual series exclusive.

Contributed by Brian Kracik, senior director of product marketing, Oracle

The Year Modern Enterprise Networks Catch Up With The Modern Enterprise

As technology continues to rapidly evolve in the new, cloud-first era, traditional enterprise networks are struggling to keep pace with cloud migration. These traditional enterprise networks are finding it increasingly challenging to meet the agility, resiliency and security demands of the cloud world, as they are designed to support centralized corporate data centers and conventional client-server applications.

To optimize the performance and availability of cloud-based applications and services, forward-thinking organizations are re-architecting enterprise networks, introducing intelligence and automation at the edge and creating edge-cloud hybrid approaches. This trend shows no signs of slowing down in 2019, and with the introduction of automation at the edge, enterprises can enable secure, fast and reliable connectivity to any combination of clouds, both private and public, ensuring more robust customer and user experiences.

Play It Safe with Oracle Communications S.A.F.E. Architecture

Oracle Communications S.A.F.E. (Security, Analytics, Flexibility and Extensibility) Architecture addresses the unique challenges businesses encounter by enabling secure and reliable delivery of real-time communications through a comprehensive, best-in-class communications portfolio of solutions. The S.A.F.E. Architecture addresses enterprise networking needs, is standards-based and adaptable to multi-vendor environments through these key components:

  • Security to detect and deliver actionable policies to address real-time security threats;
  • Analytics to capitalize on usage of network data to monitor and detect abnormalities in communications traffic as well as policy functions to send enforcement rules back into the network for deployment to protect the network;
  • Flexible allowing different deployment options, designed from the ground up as a multi-tenanted system, allowing maximum flexibility as an enterprise evolves; and
  • Extensible enabling Enterprise Communications solutions to co-exist and supplement other on-prem, cloud or hybrid solutions - offering seamless integration within a communication infrastructure.

By intelligently managing traffic at the perimeter of a network through the S.A.F.E. Architecture, businesses can drive improvements that impact aspects ranging from business intelligence to agility and policy compliance-all necessities for a truly modern enterprise.

Of course, with cloud migration comes other challenges as well. Businesses are finding the need to re-design their enterprise networks to keep pace with evolving, stringent security requirements. Enterprises must also mitigate concerns about deploying sensitive applications on shared infrastructure, such as public clouds. The S.A.F.E. Architecture leverages AI and machine learning to improve performance, security and economics - using advanced analytics to identify security vulnerabilities, detect patterns of fraud and abuse and uncover quality of service issues and bandwidth constraints-altogether enabling businesses to keep pace with demands in 2019 and beyond.

Stay Reliable and Efficient

To further deliver secure, reliable and cost-effective enterprise grade network quality that keeps pace with modern network demands, SD-WAN is key.

With the S.A.F.E. Architecture, combined with failsafe SD-WAN, organizations can ensure reliability and efficient operations across all the parts of the service. With integrated SD-WAN-such as Oracle's offering complemented through its recent acquisition of Talari Networks-organizations can employ the most complete, reliable and secure solutions for today's hybrid enterprise network environment, with secure site-to-site and site-to-cloud connectivity.

All in all, progressive organizations are revamping enterprise networks to be more secure in 2019, employing intelligence and analytics at the edge to optimize cloud application performance and reliability.

The modern enterprise demands a modern enterprise network. And in 2019, Oracle has the tools to make this a reality.


About the Author

Brian Kracik 

Brian Kracik is senior director of product marketing for enterprise communications and cloud services at Oracle.

Published Wednesday, February 13, 2019 7:37 AM by David Marshall
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