Networks used to be more complex to deploy but had a simpler architectural design. Data and applications were either run by the provider, by the customer on their server, or a mix of both.
With the rise of cloud, ‘where is my application hosted?’, and ‘how do I connect to it?’ are two of the most important questions in networking.
Employees are also no longer where they were before: now they are on the move, remote working or in the office. Distribution and Cloudification have become the buzzwords of the networking industry.