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How Cloud Managed Network Defines the Future?

Updated on Mar 16, 2023 by
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The success of enterprise cloud architectures begins with the ability to connect and manage cloud environments across departments, and today, there are many enterprises using multiple cloud service providers. The cloud managed network is a new model for network deployment, and the enterprise can host the entire lifecycle in the cloud for management.

What Is Cloud Managed Network?

The cloud managed network is composed of a cloud management platform and network equipment. The cloud managed network solution allows network devices such as access points, switches, gateways, and firewalls to be managed on the cloud platform. It is an innovative network management mode that relies on cloud management platforms and uses emerging technologies such as big data, artificial intelligence, and cloud computing to implement cloud based management and monitoring of network equipment and business experience.

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Why Cloud Managed Networking?

With the maturation and widespread adoption of virtualization and cloud computing technologies, an increasing number of enterprises are using cloud computing technologies to build cloud management platforms. To solve the growing complexity and increasing costs of many data centers, as well as to simplify management and ensure information security, it creates integrated service delivery, automated operations, and maintenance management, virtualized resource consolidation, and software-defined IT resources.

The cloud network management platform delivers cloud services that are more energy efficient, easy to manage, scalable, secure, and flexible. Therefore, to optimize resources, save costs, and improve performance, the first choice of many enterprises is to create an efficient multi-cloud environment. That is, the cloud management network configuration platform can realize efficient resource utilization for enterprise wireless networks that share unlicensed frequency bands, such as wireless networks deployed in large university campuses, office buildings, and airports. It can especially improve the operation and maintenance efficiency of enterprise campus networks and help enterprises succeed in business.

Benefits of Cloud Managed Networking

Unified cloud management tools make it easy to set up and maintain these complex multi-cloud environments.

Cloud managed networking can simplify deployment. After the device is connected to the network, the cloud management platform control center can make the device automatically download and start configuration, which can be immediately put into use network equipment, thus simplifying manual deployment, and debugging settings.

Cloud management network with flexibility. The cloud connection realizes the full connection of people, fields, networks, and terminals, and the advanced cloud technology architecture brings a more flexible, elastic, open, and cost-effective network base. Moreover, through the continuous iteration of big data and algorithms, professional industry analysis models are built to empower business operations.

Cloud managed network has elastic architecture. It enables network devices to be plug-and-play, branches to open quickly, and scalable management platform architecture to make the network more elastic.

Cloud managed networking can automatically identify network problems. Common network management issues such as unplanned downtime, limited resources, and network performance issues are resolved in cloud managed network solutions. On an as-a-service basis, the centralized management platform can automatically identify problems and handle outages efficiently.

Cloud managed networking save costs. In the subsequent use of network equipment, the cloud management platform uniformly manages and controls network equipment without labor costs. There is no need for long-term maintenance like traditional network management in the later period, saving long-term operation and maintenance costs. In addition, cloud managed networking enables cost monitoring, workload tuning, and resource automation.

  Cloud Managed Network Traditional Network
Scale All servers, software, and networks are not accessed through physical hardware, but reside externally in the cloud. Only licenses for wireless APs, switches and gateways are required for cloud management. Traditional IT systems need to deploy complete internal physical servers. The need for a fully equipped IT support team
Automation Unified management of network equipment, complete security measures to ensure the smooth operation of the network. Requires a lot of management in-house, requiring fully trained IT staff to ensure regular monitoring and maintenance of servers, such as upgrades, configuration issues, threat protection, and installation.
Flexibility and Scalability The cloud managed network has unlimited storage space and more server resources. Cloud servers can be scaled up or down based on the level of traffic a website receives, and administrators have full control over installing any software when needed, which provides greater flexibility for business growth. The traditional management network can only use the resources that are already available, bear the hardware cost and pay for additional software licenses brought about by business growth.
Cost Save cost and time by reducing hardware requirements and the resources needed to host traditional on-premises services. High hardware requirements and pre-purchase equipment and additional server space to accommodate business growth.
Security The cloud management network can identify all kinds of phishing WiFi, privately set up WiFi, realize the detection and protection of various wireless intrusions, and ensure the security of wireless networks. In addition, the cloud management network intervenes in experience management from the delivery process to eliminate risks in advance. Traditional environments typically use a perimeter security model to control access. Security is managed 24/7 by the IT department, requiring significant time and money to ensure the correct security policies are implemented and data recovery systems are in place.

How Does the Cloud Managed Network Work?

Unlike traditional networks, cloud managed networks break the boundaries that isolated local infrastructure and software can not achieve.

Cloud managed networks manage the network throughout its lifecycle.

When the network is unliving, it can be planned and designed offline to define the network architecture.

When the network is built and delivered, the defined network architecture is implemented as a project, and the entire delivery process is process-controlled and quality-controlled. All managed network infrastructures can feed telemetry data into a single data lake for better analysis.

After acceptance, the network formally enters the service phase, where the core requirements of the network are stable operation, fewer failures, and rapid localization and fault recovery after failures occur. Among other things, artificial intelligence and machine learning services can identify anomalous patterns to help troubleshoot. Cross-site AI comparisons can guide organizations on how to optimize their networks to improve performance. The cloud managed network's monitoring, change, and inspection modules ensure stable operation during the service phase until the network is taken offline.

Throughout the network lifecycle, resource management ensures that network resources are consistent with the real network. And information about new IoT devices can be shared more easily, thereby enhancing network security.

FS Airware Cloud Management Network faithfully records the complete operation of all terminals in the past time, which provides accurate and effective information for fault location and helps businesses respond quickly, saving personnel investment and operation and maintenance costs. Furthermore, the full lifecycle of the FS Airware Cloud Management Network solution includes procurement, network planning, deployment, acceptance, and operations and maintenance. Based on big data, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence technologies, FS Airware Cloud Management Network improves the efficiency of network construction and operation and maintenance management for enterprises and partners, and helps enterprises digitally transform.

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