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Five Cloud Deployment Mistakes That Will Cost You

With physical network infrastructure moving to the cloud, it’s easy to think that networks are instantly faster, more reliable, limitless, and cheap. This fallacy is one of the biggest drivers of cloud deployment mistakes.

Cloud technology can be complex though, especially when it comes to networking. It’s full of new concepts like VPCs, cloud interconnects, and multiple availability zones and regions. Combined with the rapid pace of deployment and lack of visibility into how cloud resources are being utilized, it’s easy to make costly mistakes.

Here are five network-related cloud deployment mistakes that you might not be aware of, but that can negate the cloud benefits that you’re hoping to achieve:

  • Mistake #1 - Duplicate services and unknown dependencies
  • Mistake #2 - Traffic or request hair-pinning
  • Mistake #3 - Unnecessary inter-region traffic
  • Mistake #4 - Missing compression
  • Mistake #5 - Internet traffic delivery

The good news is: There’s always an opportunity to learn from these mistakes. That’s why we’ve put together a new whitepaper detailing each of the above mistakes, how it happens, and how to avoid letting any of these mistakes happen to you.

If you recognize any of the above as familiar experiences (or even if you don’t), check out the whitepaper to set things straight. We’d love to help you undo (and learn from!) some of the most common cloud deployment mistakes out there right now.

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