Press release

New Zscaler Study Reveals Legacy Networks Continue to Strain Office 365 Deployments

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, the leader in cloud security, announced today the release of
its 2019
Office 365 Migration Survey
, which examines enterprises’ experience
with Office 365 and shows that gateway appliance upgrades and excessive
network latency continue to delay Office 365 deployments. The survey
showed that 41 percent of enterprises found network congestion as a
major factor impacting the user experience. To address network issues,
almost half of the enterprises surveyed are exploring the use of direct
internet connections, which can reduce congestion and eliminate the
latency caused by backhauling traffic.

“Modern cloud applications require modern cloud architectures. Many
organizations mistakenly deploy Office 365 on top of their current
legacy networks, which leaves users with a poor experience and dropped
connections,” said Punit Minocha, SVP of Business and Corporate
Development, Zscaler. “Office 365 was designed to be located as close to
the user as possible, but traditional networks fail to deliver the same

The study also highlighted the top reasons for migrating to Office 365:

  • Reduce IT complexity (60 percent)
  • Improve application reliability (52 percent)
  • Reduce costs (50 percent)

But, almost 40 percent of survey respondents claimed that the need to
upgrade gateway appliances has delayed their Office 365 deployment the
most. In addition, 63 percent said that Office 365 collaboration has
suffered due to network performance problems. Such network issues are
the reason that Microsoft’s
connectivity guidance
recommends direct-to-internet connections,
which optimizes connectivity to cloud services.

To read the full 2019 Office 365 Migration Survey, please visit:

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