While a network is a system that is set in place for multiple computers and related devices to communicate with each other there are some different types of networks specific to location and other factors. According to a definition found among several online sources and network, more specifically a wide area network (WAN), is a computer network that is located in a specific geographical location for several purposes including business education and, government uses. Furthermore, another more popular network is called the software defined network (or SD WAN). Best defined as a highbred wide area network that is controlled via software, this particular type of network is set up in such a way that provides more flexible solutions versus standard protocols set in place by past models.
So what is this all mean in terms of networking in general as well as networking as it pertains to the cloud? Basically, this is all related in two different ways; distribution and network management. The first wave being distribution involves making the change from a software-as-a-service method to one that is completely controlled through a network administrator. By switching over to network administrator control is easier to control a network via software such as browsers and other related. Furthermore, this particular method supersedes all other methods thanks, in part, to the configuration and administration of several distributed access points that were streamlined through LAN vendors. This method is also closely related to (by way of application) to other methods that involve office routers VPN gateways, and many other appliances and applications involving security.
Seeing as the whole idea revolves around gaining more access and flexibility to a given network through a cloud service the next step involves delivery of a private network. While it is possible to create and connect to a private network the concept of delivering a private network across other networks that are made public takes on a concept and meaning of its own. This is because, despite the fact that all networks can be stored on a cloud-based service, cannot easily obtain nor access MPLS circuits when dealing with private point-to-point access. Given the mere intensity and involvement in such technology is worth noting that in the end security and reliability are not always at the forefront of the list of priorities so, in order to create a “quick solution,” many opt to spend less money on such solutions for quick and easy convenience.