By: Yinka Okeowo
Delivering on its promise to empower digital transformation for enterprise customers, Layer3 has expanded its portfolio with a new multicloud orchestration platform designed to simplify deployment of enterprise workloads, managed services and third-party cloud resources.
In advancing this course, Layer3 very recently, organized a two-day workshop with the theme “Simplify Your Path to a Secure and Automated Path to Multicloud” for a diverse group of companies from various industries at the Lagos Intercontinental Hotel.
The workshop which was held in conjunction with Juniper Networks, one of the global leaders in networking, outlined the steps organizations should take when planning their multicloud migration strategies.
Companies are moving more workloads from on-premises to the cloud to keep up with the need for agility and more flexibility.
A recent study conducted by PwC found that a majority of enterprise workloads currently on-premises are expected to migrate to the public cloud in the next one to three years. As a result, enterprises will need to adopt even greater multicloud strategies as workloads become more distributed across IT environments.
“The promise of multicloud is to deliver an infrastructure that is secure, ubiquitous, reliable and fungible and where the migration of workloads will be a simple and intuitive process.”, said stated Layer3’s Head of Engineering, Godwin Michaels. “The value proposition justifies the increasing adoption of multicloud infrastructure solutions and some of its advantages are: increase in ROI, superior security, low latency, end-to-end visibility and control, autonomy and less disaster prone. Layer3 will help support the evolution of the operations of organizations smoothly to enable them to be more agile and automated.”
To eliminate roadblocks that could prevent enterprises from realizing the multicloud promise, end-to-end security and automation must be integrated throughout all places in the network.
Juniper’s extended offerings across its data center, campus, branch and cloud portfolio are designed to enable enterprises to migrate to a multicloud architecture on their terms, using natural refresh and expansion activities to meet today’s needs, while also ensuring they are multicloud-ready.