Developers should be able to embed secure connectivity into their applications, removing the reliance on network configurations. The benefits of this approach include reduced cost, fewer field calls, greater availability, and easy remote support, provisioning, and configuration.92% of enterprises
have a multi-cloud strategy; 80% have a hybrid cloud strategy. Hybrid and multi-cloud support the best of breed, increase agility, and improve the bottom line. Developers need to connect to multiple locations at once. Today's modern continuous integration (CI) and continuous development (CD) pipeline includes source code control, build and test automation, release automation, and finally a deployment stage.
The same is true for DevOps and IT teams that need to manage development, test, and production environments as well as devices scattered around the world.
VPNs were created over twenty years ago to connect remote workers to an organization's data center. Since then, cloud applications, BYOD, and a prominent work from home environment have changed the world. Users access resources using devices, networks, and software that the IT team has no control over and is likely unaware of.
Today's developer is on the move working from home, the company office, shared workspace, or an Airbnb. VPNs create the following issues: