Cato’s approach to simplifying IT is to eliminate point solutions that often come in the form of physical appliances in branches and datacenters. Cato replaces these discrete distributed appliances with a shared cloud infrastructure. Our approach optimizes the resources required to deliver optimal and secure application access to all users and locations.
Why? Most appliance-based infrastructures are heavily underutilized. Work hours represent a small part of the day. Workloads vary by season. Appliances are over-provisioned to handle peak loads not average loads. As a result, each one of these appliances must remain operational 24/7/365 even when it is minimally used or not used at all while the power, cooling, and maintenance work must support them in full.