Barracuda has launched a new SD-WAN service built on Microsoft Azure

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Barracuda announced a new secure SD-WAN service called CloudGen WAN built natively on Microsoft Azure.

Barracuda Networks Inc. has announced a new secure SD-WAN service built natively on Microsoft Azure. The new Barracuda CloudGen WAN service is the first SD-WAN solution that runs inside Azure Virtual WAN Hubs. The service allows the WAN Hubs to be interconnected through the Microsoft Global Network to work seamlessly.

Barracuda Networks has been in the business of security, networking, and storage products based on network appliances and cloud services. the new CloudGen WAN service is their latest tool that will help companies replace costly, inflexible network connectivity circuits. Barracuda says that with CloudGen WAN service the entire network can be dynamically sized to match current traffic workload, which can optimize network performance and minimize cost.

“A cloud-first strategy asks for a different approach on connectivity,” said Leon Sevriens, program manager, IT at Humankind, a large organization in the Netherlands that offers daycare and after-school care, with over 3,000 employees and over 450 locations.

“We have invested heavily in Microsoft Office 365 adoption across the organization, and traditional connectivity doesn’t fit the bill anymore. We need a solution that is focused on delivering application performance, not just ‘plain’ connectivity. That’s why we’re moving forward with Barracuda CloudGen WAN.”

The new Barracuda CloudGen WAN is built natively on Azure for ease of use, full security, and cloud-scalable SD-WAN connectivity to use the Microsoft Global Network as the WAN backbone instead of leased lines. The new Barracuda CloudGen WAN is a SaaS service deployed directly from the Azure Marketplace for as many regions as needed and administered centrally in the CloudGen WAN portal for all office locations and remote endpoints.

Since the Microsoft Global Network is automatically provisioned as the backbone for anywhere, anytime application access, service providers can create a pragmatic SASE solution in the public cloud tailored to their specific needs.

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