Talari launches Cloud Connect

Talari Networks has announced its new Cloud Connect solution for today’s hybrid multi-cloud enterprise networks. This cloud-first approach helps enterprises realise cost savings and independence from proprietary carrier lock-in without sacrificing user satisfaction. Cloud Connect delivers SD-WAN business-class high availability and predictable application Quality of Experience (QoE) for nearly any SaaS environment.

Cloud Connect prevents carrier service lock-in with a new customisable and predictable multi-link access to SaaS and cloud-based services. Talari’s solution also delivers cost-effective and efficient Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), cloud service gateway and managed Network as a Service (NaaS) offerings through a new high-availability cloud conduit. Underlying the immediate commercial appeal of the Talari Cloud Connect solution, Talari is announcing the support of several leading UCaaS, NaaS and Cloud Service Providers (CSPs).

“Talari’s customers are heavily invested in complex cloud business applications to securely power everyday operations reliably and at scale,” said Patrick Sweeney, CEO at Talari Networks. “Cloud Connect ensures scalable and customisable third-party, cloud-based network services are always available. Cloud Connect helps enterprises and their cloud service providers deliver full multi-link visibility, reliability and bi-directional QoS while accessing cloud/SaaS-based apps.”

Practical Cloud Connect Enterprise Use Cases Connecting to multiple third-party cloud services is critical to enterprises’ business strategies. Talari Cloud Connect unifies the management of enterprise connectivity to SaaS and cloud-based services through the shared administration of a Talari innovation called Cloud Conduits. These Cloud Conduits offer flexible connections between customer locations and the Talari Cloud Connect Point of Presence (PoP) along with shared administration. Cloud Conduits also deliver the same failsafe benefits of Talari’s patented SD-WAN technology across UCaaS without requiring enterprise customers to deploy and maintain SD-WAN software in the cloud.

The UCaaS market is a popular time and money savings enterprise option. Analysts, including IDC Research, predict the UCaaS market growing to more than $25 Billion by 2021.

CSPs announcing support today include Ring Central, PureIP and EvolveIP, underscoring the immediate UCaaS appeal. High-value UCaaS applications from these partners include managed Voice over IP (VoIP), SIP trunking, contact centre, HD voice and video conferencing, instant messaging and presence, desktop sharing and online collaborative workspaces.

Improved enterprise cloud application access via cloud-based PoP gateways is another natural Cloud Connect use case. Mode Networks – that operates a high-performance cloud private network – is using Talari’s Cloud Connect to power a cloud service gateway ‘easy button’ time and cost-savings approach for deployment. Reliable SD-WAN access is delivered to the provider PoP closest to the SaaS / Cloud service.

Further delivering on the promise of Managed Service Provider (MSP) offerings, Mode will offer enterprises a more advanced solution using the same Talari Cloud Connect technology. Mode will combine this technology with its own reliable, flexible and cost-effective Cloud Private Network to enable reliable NaaS access to every enterprise cloud service, SaaS application and Internet location. This NaaS scenario sees each Talari SD-WAN location leverage Talari Cloud Connect for linking the local Mode PoP closest to the enterprise location. From there, traffic flows over Mode’s reliable private backbone for efficient, reliable and predictable access to all sites.

Talari Cloud Connect technology also enables reliable, predictable first/last mile access to cloud-based security and infrastructure services in a similar NaaS fashion. Talari partner Meta Networks has detailed its NaaS to provide employees, contractors and partners with secure remote access to corporate applications. This Meta offering scales to both private data centres or the cloud. The Talari-Meta partnership effectively addresses two of the most important trends in IT today – cloud migration and always-secure employee mobility. Meta Networks will also be supporting Talari Cloud Connect to enable Talari SD-WAN customers to obtain the security, manageability and access benefits of Meta’s cloud-based services.

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David Dungay

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