Is the Public Internet Good Enough?

  • 24 May 2022
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Is the Public Internet Good Enough?
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Rapid digitisation is asking new questions of networks. Now that businesses have had several years to build, operate, and perfect remotely-accessed digital solutions, many are finding the public internet is not always ideal - especially for critical apps that require heightened privacy protocols, better bandwidth and latency.

In this Executive Brief by Frost & Sullivan, we explore some of the pitfalls of the public internet, which, while good enough for accessing basic business applications, lacks the consistency, predictability, and privacy requirements of today’s mission-critical applications that transfer more sensitive data.

Download the PDF below to discover: 

  • Why the rush to digitalise employee and customer interactions meant migrating to cloud-native applications
  • How direct connections with hyperscalers is bridging the chasm between network flexibility and security
  • The options available to businesses wanting to retain public-network flexibility but with a private network’s level of privacy and performance.

Are these areas of concern for you? How are you tackling these specific pitfalls, and are there other areas you’re looking to address? Join the conversation below and give us your thoughts.

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Hi Will. I think we have all had the occasional poor experience when participating in a video conference call. This is perhaps the one example that your readers may be able to easily relate to when we think of whether the internet is fit for all purposes. 


As you can imagine, many of the video conferencing providers have dedicated networking teams to try and bring as much of the network between their SaaS application and the end user under their control, so that they may have some ability to control the quality of service.


When I speak with users of Console Connect, many are using the platform to achieve the some outcome. Often they are also providers of services that are latency sensitive looking for ways to get control over quality of service and Software Defined Interconnection helps put them back in control over the path from source to destination.