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The evolution of the cloud has created both challenges and opportunities for networking. Organizations and enterprises are starting to use multiple cloud resources, including public and private clouds, need better ways to connect these resources with networks using a software-defined approach. In addition, the trend toward building distributed applications in "hybrid" cloud implementations is adding to this need. It is time for the network to be re-invented. The emergence of private and public clouds has created a massive expansion in co-location facilities and internet exchanges, where enterprises and cloud providers can easily connect under one roof.

A multi-cloud strategy can include using a hybrid environment but relies on more than one public cloud. The system may reduce the need for cloud migration, as some data can remain on the enterprise's servers. An organization could choose to store user data on-site, leveraging one provider for IaaS and another for SaaS. Some cloud environments may be tailored for specific use cases, prompting IT stakeholders to select specific cloud service providers for various business functions.

Many firms around can provide multi-cloud networking. However, stands out from the rest as one of the market leaders in delivering autonomous multi-cloud networking. Prosimo provides cloud architects and operation teams a single, vertically integrated infrastructure stack to secure and deliver multi-cloud applications. Prosimo is the first company to provide fast and secure experiences for all enterprise applications – quickly, easily, and within a company's administrative control. 

The core team at Prosimo is the same, which founded Viptela. Viptela was a software company based in San Jose, CA, delivering a cloud-first, software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) solution. Cisco acquired the firm in August 2017.

At Viptela, the team developed the first and leading SD-WAN solution in the cloud networking and security space. SD-WAN has unequivocally been a significant step toward modernizing the enterprise WAN infrastructure.

The Need for a Better Enterprise Infrastructure

However, during the Viptela journey, the team realized that although SD-WAN is a significant first step, the problem space has evolved since SD-WAN came into existence. Here are a few trends and recent developments that got them thinking about building brand-new enterprise architecture:

  • The cloud-native mindset. With workloads increasingly moving to the cloud, there's an acute need for an infrastructure solution born in the cloud.
  • Intelligence is moving toward the app and the user. Although SD-WAN certainly moves the intelligence closer to the user, it fails to provide enough insights into user identity for better identity-level security policies.
  • User expectations are the same, whether people work in an office or at home. The COVID-19 pandemic has proven that productivity is not lost from the office.
  • Applications are talking to each other, too. Software is now seen as a clear differentiation point and a crucial part of innovation for companies. Enterprises need optimal and secure access between apps, regardless of source or destination, while getting insights into app identity and access patterns to remain competitive.

Fundamentally, enterprises need a solution that can solve the modern problem of allowing users from anywhere to receive the same application experience for all applications—especially those in the public clouds—while still providing operators with complete visibility into and control of who can access what.

Trends That Make the Prosimo Solution Future Proof

Prosimo's solution is positioned to solve not only the problem of today; it'll also be very relevant for the foreseeable future. Here are some of the trends we're starting to see that support this theory:

  • Prosimo's solution allows enterprises to modernize their application delivery by allowing for a standardized experience across IaaS/PaaS and SaaS applications and give users a seamless access experience across this spectrum as applications move to the cloud.
  • Prosimo will seamlessly leverage the new 5G network infrastructure and allow users to access applications uniformly anywhere without compromising the experience.
  • The Prosimo solution caters to all legacy monolithic and super-modern apps based on a service-mesh architecture. It provides a way to address application experience and security challenges uniformly and optimally.
  • Today, the Prosimo ML engine optimizes how to access apps, but using the same rich telemetry, it could quickly provide recommendations for "where" to place the apps for optimal performance.

Meet Ramesh Prabagaran, Co-Founder & CEO

Ramesh Prabagaran has over two decades of experience building networks for large enterprises and global Tier 1 service providers. At Juniper Networks, he was instrumental in building the company's enterprise-focused business and played a crucial role in delivering several groundbreaking routing products. He was a founding member and vice president of product management at Viptela, a provider of software-defined WAN technology.

He graduated from the University of Kansas with a Masters in Computer Science (Hons) and is an alumnus of the Walter A. Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also an official member of the Forbes Technology Council Since April 2021.

"We have come up with a radical new way to empower a true multi-cloud infrastructure strategy that allows you to deliver apps that are fast, secure, and cost-optimized."