Automate The Network, Innovate with AI & Jumpstart DevOps
Week of December 23, 2018
Automating The Network—Let’s Go!
Virtualization and software-defined networks have been the industry’s pre-occupation for almost a decade. It’s all part of a journey toward the deployment of 5G, which will be our next focus for the coming decade. Along the way, one of the key dimensions of the transition will be automation. Network automation has the potential to not only improve productivity and accelerate service delivery, but it is an imperative to reduce operational costs and eliminate manual errors, making networks more profitable and reliable.
DevOps Transition: The Cultural Commitments And Challenges
Enterprises can achieve certain levels of success by filling a need in the market, hiring skilled teams and utilizing cutting-edge tools and technologies. However, to set themselves apart and chart a course for long-term success, they need to address the values, beliefs and behaviors that make up organizational culture as carefully as they address business decisions. It’s culture that ultimately informs the decisions made about how a company evolves its concepts from idea to value, so when you want to make a change and grow, that’s where you need to start.
The Top Nine Trends In Network Technology For 2019
In the new year, expect SDN and SD-WAN to come back down to earth. Meanwhile, multi-cloud, edge computing and intent-based networking will ramp up. Plus, data centers are not dead.
Cutting Through To The SD-WAN Opportunity
There has been a lot of buzz around SD-WAN in recent months. And little wonder when you look at the growth predictions. According to IDC, global SD-WAN infrastructure and services revenues are growing at a rapid pace and expected to reach $8bn by 2021. The figure for EMEA is predicted to hit $2.4bn. The growth is being driven by digital transformation, the rise in cloud-based SaaS business applications and a wider acceptance of SDN.
How To Boost Collaboration Between Network And Security Teams
IT executives differ on whether network and security pros should work on separate or integrated teams, but they agree collaboration is key, particularly as enterprise networks grow more complex.
Achieving DevOps Maturity
When you think of DevOps, automation is likely one of the first things that comes to mind — and for good reason. DevOps cannot function without automation. But, as CIO’s 2018 State of DevOps Report makes clear, undertaking widespread automation too early in a DevOps evolution can impede progress at later stages.
Top Telco Executives Make Their 2019 Predictions
With 2018 rapidly heading toward the rearview mirror, it’s time to take a look at what might be coming down the road in 2019. FierceTelecom asked a few of the industry’s top executives to look into their respective crystal balls to make their predictions for next year. Here are their thoughts.
How To Transition To DevOps In Less Than 30 Days
Lifting a DevOps initiative off the ground in only a month may sound like a tall order, but a growing number of organizations are beginning to appreciate the focus, responsiveness and flexibility a rapid rollout can provide. “In today’s connected world, speed and time to market are existential concerns for businesses,” observed Miha Kralj, global lead for cloud strategy and architecture at consulting firm Accenture Technology.
AI-Based Network Automation For Telcos
Start-up company and TIP member B.Yond develops AI-based network automation software for telcos, using an open platform for delivery, creating a new technology to help CSPs roll out faster and cheaper. Whilst the industry talks much of using AI for 5G networks, there could also be a case for 5G for AI – where AI becomes one of the prevalent and important apps for 5G services.
Five Tips To Jump-Start A DevOps Pipeline
DevOps is a trendy methodology — and one many enterprises implement incorrectly. Pore over this popular expert advice from 2018 to carefully and correctly accelerate app delivery in 2019.
How Might NFV In IoT Enhance Network Edge Security?
The emergence of IoT devices has considerable network security implications. An NFV architecture, however, could add another layer of network defense.
DevOps Should Be About Good Decisions, Not Faster Cycle Times
DevOps may help get applications out the door and into production in a fast and furious manner, but that’s not what makes such collaboration successful. Success is seen in the quality of the decisions made, and to achieve this quality, teams should be free to operate as autonomously as possible.
Healing As A Service: The Next Wave Of AI Innovation For Business Automation
“Time is money.” Ben Franklin coined the phrase more than two centuries ago, but it’s just as true today for modern companies. In a recent survey of large businesses, 98 percent said that a single hour of IT downtime costs them more than $100,000 in lost productivity. For a third of those firms, the losses exceed $1 million. Such losses underscore the need for IT systems that can recover from errors quickly and efficiently, without going offline.