Your clients and end users want instant access to their chosen applications — anytime, anywhere. To meet this demand, you have undoubtedly investigated cloud services. You know that with cloud services you should be able to turn up applications very quickly. You also expect cloud services will help you simplify operations and control costs. However, for cloud services to meet your expectations, the networks that serve your employees must evolve to become as virtualized and readily available as the compute infrastructure driving your business information systems. Today’s wide area networks (WANs) are not like this. In fact, while business application turn-up on virtual compute platforms takes only minutes, the network configurations to connect your employees at the branch to these applications can take weeks or even months to rollout!