Understanding Managed Cloud Computing: The 3 Kinds of Cloud Networking Services

The pandemic prompted a lot of businesses to transition to remote operations at least partially, thereby increasing the need for IT solutions delivered via the internet. Consequently, managed cloud computing has become incredibly popular in recent years.

Companies that shift to the cloud eventually come to find they need cloud networking, as well. Though it’s often used interchangeably with “cloud computing,” cloud networking is actually its own entity. In simplest terms, it’s a gatekeeper of sorts that refers to using a centralized third-party—i.e., the cloud—to facilitate connectivity between network resources.

There are three general categories of cloud networking services, with each offering practical IT solutions for unique problem sets. Read on to learn what they are:

1. Connectivity Services

With cloud networking connectivity services, users can access applications and data from almost anywhere in the world. Thanks to resources like VPNs, it’s possible to create secure connections between two or more geographically separated networks. Called site-to-site, this configuration allows for easy remote access. 

Cloud connectivity services also include point-to-site and VNet-to-VNet configurations. The former establishes a secure connection from one authorized device to the network, while the latter connects two or more virtual networks.  

2. Application Delivery Services

Cloud-based networks must be able to accommodate all kinds of requests without latency or downtime. This is where application delivery services come in handy. When supported by web traffic load balancers, these services allow networks to distribute both internal and external traffic without overwhelming the cloud servers. 

A software-based service, application delivery is essential for boosting productivity across the board. Without it, lags in cloud-based applications are all but inevitable.

3. Application Protection Services

Investing in cybersecurity is imperative for every business nowadays, regardless of their industry. For companies that rely on managed cloud computing, this generally starts with application protection services. 

When it comes to securing a network, different providers offer different kinds of IT solutions. Generally speaking, though, application protection services include DDoS protections, Web Application Firewalls, and network firewalls. These features aim to mitigate security threats that could threaten the cloud environment.  

Do Businesses Need All 3 Cloud Networking Services?

At the end of the day, every business is unique. Even those within the same industry handle their operations differently. As such, every company has unique needs when it comes to cloud networking. 

While most businesses could benefit from all three service prongs, it’s often okay to incorporate them slowly into the IT infrastructure as operations expand and budgetary constraints allow. The easiest way to determine which should be prioritized is by consulting a seasoned provider.   

Turn to NOYNIM IT Solutions for Reliable Cloud Networking Services

Small and mid-size businesses can count on NOYNIM IT Solutions for managed cloud computing, including the above mentioned services. From file storage and sharing to backup and recovery, we can help you do it all on the cloud. To learn more about our Denver IT services, check out our website. To discuss your specific needs, call (720) 524-8616. 


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