One of the interesting ways in which some providers have diversified recently is by looking to get behind the firewall for enterprise deployments. Essentially, CDN vendors are looking at the larger WAN market and are introducing cloud networking solutions for global businesses.
Some analysts predict that the demand for enterprise SaaS applications is set to exceed that of on-premises applications by a factor of five. Enterprises are increasingly adopting SaaS based applications, even for mission-critical workloads, due to obvious cost and flexibility advantages.
Alongside SaaS, businesses are also investing in IaaS and PaaS platforms, such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, and others.
1.1 Enterprise Cloud Networking CDN Vendors Need to Adapt to an Evolving Market