How to Shift from Hybrid to Multi-Cloud Environments with Adaptive Networking

By Milo Sanchez | Trace3 Practice Director

Ensure your technology is ready to handle disruptive changes and move from static, fixed networks to a more dynamic, flexible infrastructure.

Adaptive networking is an approach to create more programmable networks run on analytics and automation. In many cases, networking orchestration and automation are being leveraged to reduce operational overhead and human errors. These solutions can be delivered either through certain software-defined networks (SDNs), network management systems, or through separate tools connected through APIs.

What Is Adaptive Networking, Anyway?

Adaptive networking is comprised of a programmable infrastructure, analytics and intelligence, and software control and automation. To create this type of network, a unified approach to networking must exist — often including a change in network policies and procedures. Adaptive networking consists of cloud-native capabilities. To create an adaptive networking strategy with all necessary components, network solutions must be integrated strategically. By leveraging analytics and automation guided by intent-based policies, a conventional network is transformed into a programmable, adaptable environment.

Why Does it Matter?

Static infrastructure was once enough to sustain a network, but with many enterprises moving to hybrid and multi-cloud environments, new strategies are required to maintain visibility and control of a network. To create a flexible and scalable network, businesses like yours are increasingly required to adopt elements of an adaptive network.

Our Point of View

All businesses employ adaptive networking differently. We believe implementation should be use case-driven. To truly create flexible networks, there should be a combination of aligned solutions, as well as a change to the internal policies and procedures that drive networking. As enterprises are moving applications and workloads to the cloud, networking vendors are having to adapt their capabilities and offerings to be cloud-native as well. Trace3 is expertly positioned to help your business achieve migration success. Startups and vendors focused on a single adaptive network use case can facilitate the cloud-native shift more quickly. This fosters innovation and potentially disruptive capabilities in not only functional areas, but also in management and operations. Many trusted vendors are available to help enterprises automate faster with more reliable solutions than outdated custom in-house built software. For additional information about adaptive networking, visit

Milo Sanchez is a Marine Corps Veteran with over 22 years of experience in IT networking. Milo has integrated emerging technology solutions for global organizations across many verticals throughout his career. As a Trace3 Practice Director, he leads a team of networking technology experts who understand the direction of related trends in the industry and provide solutions to meet the evolving needs of customers. Milo lives in San Diego, CA, and enjoys being captain on his sportfishing vessel when time allows. Sometimes, he even hooks a few keepers.
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