5G Advances SD-WAN, The Demise of DevOps, & Programmable Networks
Week of July 7th, 2019
5G Deployment Will Accelerate SD-WAN Growth
As carriers begin their initial pilots of 5G technology, the news primarily covers the effect on consumers and smartphones. But the most overlooked aspect of 5G deployment might come from branch offices and retail locations that need connectivity back to headquarters via wide area networks. 5G technology is about to transform these WANs, while software-defined WAN deployments are beginning to accelerate.
Argo: The Safeguard to the Demise of DevOps
Argo was born out of the idea that DevOps isn’t a role, it’s a process. It’s one we all participate in, like it or not. And since the rising tide of opinions seem to hint at an early demise for DevOps as a discipline, the Itential DevOps team set out to equip their developers with an operational toolbox to make their lives a little easier. Using the guiding principles of continuous integration, continuous deployment, and continuous delivery, we converged on a unified process and tool that could be scaled indefinitely to safeguard the demise of DevOps at Itential.
How Network Pros Acquire Skills For SDN, Programmable Networks
Changing networks require changing skills. Learn how some IT pros are developing network programming skills to navigate the shift to software-defined networking (SDN) and respond to the increasing complexity of IT infrastructure management.
Cisco Announces New AI And Machine Learning Capabilities
Cisco is delivering software advancements to help IT teams better understand network behavior and predict issues with new Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning capabilities. Cisco has announced software innovations designed to make managing and securing networks easier. With businesses currently increasingly investing in digital technologies, IT teams are struggling under the amplified workload. To alleviate this burden and allow IT to focus on delivering innovation, Cisco is introducing new Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning capabilities to allow IT teams to function at machine speed and scale through personalized network insights.
Sony Picks Orange Business Services’ SD-WAN For Its Global Network
Sony Group has picked Orange Business Services’ managed SD-WAN service for deployment across its film and electronics divisions. Orange Business Services will connect more than 500 Sony locations in over 50 countries across five continents with its Orange Flexible SD-WAN solution, which launched last year using Cisco’s Viptela SD-WAN technologies. In March, Orange Business Services announced it would deploy Flexible SD-WAN across 1,500 Siemens sites.
There’s No Free Lunch In SD-WAN, Says Tata Communications
Software-defined wide-area networks may help to lower connectivity costs and prioritize network traffic, but enterprises must still invest in bandwidth to reap the benefits of the technology.
Network Reliability And Human Factors
Telecommunication networks are getting more complex. Speeds are increasing, network functions such as subscriber management, security and load balancing are being virtualized, and more services, including those addressing SmartHome and Smart Cities, are being overlaid onto the network. Consider the human factor in this complexity equation. Humans have always played a large role in deploying, maintaining, and monitoring the network.
Three DevOps Roadblocks And How To Beat Them
When DevOps efforts prove slow going, it’s natural to want to find a quick fix to resolve the problem and move on. In some cases this works, like when one specific person or group just needs a little extra attention to get on board with your DevOps plans. However, leaders should be careful to not point fingers at individuals when the problems at hand are bigger than one person or team. These issues – like persistent “old school” thinking across the organization or wide-scale resistance to culture change – require a different approach. We asked experts to share their experience with three major roadblocks to DevOps transformation – and what to do about them.
Verizon Partners With Hitachi To Serve Up WAN Optimization For Enterprises
After more than a year of development, Verizon Business Group has announced the availability of a new WAN optimization solution for enterprises. Verizon Business Group worked with Hitachi High Technologies America to launch its ONEx WAN optimization solution.