Cloud computing, whether consumed as software-as-a-service (SaaS), infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) or platform-as-a-service (PaaS) has transformed the world of IT. Many organizations are now challenged with managing both on-premises and cloud (off-premises) resources, all which utilize integrated connectivity from the data center and the existing wide area network (WAN). With software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) providing immense value in visibility, control and application-driven networking, many IT organizations are also looking to transform their WAN to improve overall WAN connectivity and experience. The next logical question many IT organizations have is, can their cloud strategy benefit from and is it supported by SD-WAN?
This lab report was commissioned by Amazon with ESG to educate IT professionals about SD-WAN solutions and their ability to address cloud and workload connectivity. Learn and understand the specifics of the Versa Cloud IP Platform and its validated support for Amazon Web Services.