Megaport’s Top Five Blogs of 2021
Get up to speed and prepare for 2022 with our recap of the biggest things you may have missed in 2021.
If your year was anything like ours here at Megaport, you could probably sum up 2021 as a whirlwind. Learning to embrace a new normal in the wake of 2020 has had tremendous impacts across every industry in the world, and cloud networking has been no exception. And with enterprise networking needs growing more rapidly than ever before, it can feel difficult to keep up.
Here are our top five picks from the Megaport blog in 2021 that will bring you up to speed with everything you may have missed, so you can be prepared for whatever 2022 throws your way.
1. Is Your Cloud Data Secure? Three Questions You Can Ask Yourself
This blog already got an honorable mention in our blog post from June, “Our Five Most Read Blog Posts of 2021 So Far,” but we’re giving it another plug as it has proven to be invaluable for our readers.
In a modern, cloud-connected business world, your most precious resource is your data. When you send your data to the cloud via the internet, the road it travels can be exposed to potential hacks, BGP route hijacking, and other cybersecurity threats. So how can you secure the road your data takes to the cloud?
If you start by asking yourself these three questions, you’ll be equipped with the know-how to lay a solid foundation for a secure network.
2. The Hidden Cost of Running Cloud-Hosted SD-WAN for IaaS
There’s no doubt about it: SD-WAN has ruled the cloud networking industry in 2021. And when it comes to SD-WAN, there are three common ways to connect your branch locations to the cloud – but each comes with their own benefits, limitations, and sometimes, hidden costs.
In this blog post we compare each branch-to-cloud method to help you understand which will best help you lower costs over time, increase scalability, reduce development cycles, and speed up time to market.
3. What is SASE? An Introduction
As workforces become more distributed, mobile, and remote, keeping data secure from edge to cloud presents a daunting challenge. Enter the secure cloud architecture that swept the industry in 2021: Secure Access Service Edge, or SASE.
So what exactly is SASE, how does it work, and why do you need it? Our introduction covers all of this and more, and is worth a read as SASE is set to continue to dominate the networking world in 2022.
4. Launching Megaport Virtual Edge With Cisco SD-WAN Cloud Interconnect
This was our blog announcement for the launch of Megaport Virtual Edge (MVE), our on-demand Network Function Virtualization (NFV) hosting service that enables branch-to-cloud connectivity. Since launching MVE with our first integration partner, Cisco, we have also welcomed Fortinet, Versa Networks, Aruba Networks, and VMware to our suite of integration partners, accounting for more than 70% of the total SD-WAN market. But the great thing about this blog is that we go in depth about exactly what MVE can do for you.
MVE improves network reliability, reduces provisioning time to minutes, optimizes connectivity costs, and allows enterprises to modernize their networks and extend their fabric to the edge of Megaport’s Software Defined Network.
5. Comparing Your Multicloud Connectivity Options
Multicloud is a necessity for most enterprises today, but there’s more than one way to connect your workloads – and legacy methods aren’t cutting it anymore. By comparing the most popular multicloud connectivity methods today, you can make sure your enterprise is connecting in a way that optimizes performance, simplifies management, and enables flexibility.
This blog post, based on research from Gartner®, breaks down each of these multicloud connectivity options to simplify the decision process for your organization.
Want to take a look at what else you may have missed in 2021? We covered a wide range of topics on our blog. Take a look at all of our posts here, and be sure to check back in 2022 as we continue to share explainers, how-tos, industry trends, and more.
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