23 Aug Enterprise Strategy Group Validates Cloud Genix SD-WAN
August 23, 2018 – San Jose, CA – Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), an IT analyst, research, validation, and strategy firm based in Boston, MA, has validated CloudGenix AppFabric software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) features for optimizing end-user experience with applications and enabling digital transformation.
Using their respected and established methodology for stringent testing, ESG independently tested CloudGenix AppFabric to determine why AppFabric matters, and what value features provide to businesses looking to deploy an SD-WAN solution.
According to ESG, AppFabric makes it easy for organizations to deploy a secure, performant SD-WAN with policies that align with business goals rather than fragmented networking rules and policies. Once deployed, this allows businesses to more rapidly integrate new and immersive digital experiences, improve application performance, more quickly remediate issues when they arise, and be more agile and responsive to emergent business demands.
In addition to validating the application centricity of AppFabric, ESG validated its programmability characteristics through available software development kits (SDKs), scripts, and APIs. Using these methods allows IT organizations to not only rapidly deploy AppFabric in an automated manner, but also integrate configuration, management, monitoring, and troubleshooting with existing and new applications and workflows.
On their experience testing AppFabric, Alex Arcilla, Validation Analyst at ESG, said, “AppFabric enables organizations to think of their WAN policy from the perspective of applications, sites, and business objectives. Their use of health and performance data from both the network and applications themselves allows them to provide application-centric networking and to optimize user experience under a variety of network conditions.”
Regarding the usability and efficiency of the platform, Arcilla said, “AppFabric was simple to configure using concepts relevant to the way a CIO thinks rather than a networking engineer. Workflows are streamlined and simple, and enacting change to a distributed global network can be accomplished with a few mouse clicks or through the API.”
“The wide area network is critical to the success of all multi-cloud initiatives and the focus CloudGenix has on both network and applications provides valuable insights to dramatically improve the overall experience and enable digital transformation.”, stated Steve Duplessie, Founder and Senior Analyst of ESG.
CloudGenix AppFabric SD-WAN is a revolutionary solution that allows businesses to securely connect remote sites with applications deployed anywhere – in the cloud, data center, or SaaS – using a business-centric set of policies for performance, security, and compliance. CloudGenix uses metrics collected from both the network and application transactions to provide the best possible user experience over any WAN transport including broadband, MPLS, and LTE. Additionally, AppFabric exposes critical key performance indicators for both networks and applications to help improve management, monitoring, and troubleshooting for both networks and applications.