Avoid Automation Failure, Get into the Nitty Gritty of SD-WAN & Explore Networking Trends from CES 2019
Week of January 6, 2019
Avoid Automation Failure: Invest In Your Workforce
With a wave of intelligent automation on the horizon, now is the time for enterprises to invest in the talent they need to build a workforce for the future.
Get Into The Nitty-Gritty Of SD-WAN Technology
The time has come to go beyond the basics of software-defined WAN and dive into some technical and potentially overlooked aspects of the technology. Organizations integrating SD-WAN into their existing infrastructures should know how SD-WAN technology interacts with other technologies, such as last-mile connections and IT service management, or ITSM. Knowing how to troubleshoot and monitor SD-WAN issues when faced with them is also a crucial part of network management.
Seven Things IT Should Be Automating
To take advantage of innovations like artificial intelligence you must first move away from manual processes. For that reason alone, automation should be a key short-term priority for most CIOs. Automation isn’t just about saving time or money. Done well, automation reduces errors, increases employee satisfaction by freeing staff from tedious tasks, improves the customer experience and allows you to scale up.
Top Networking Trends From CES 2019
As the world becomes increasingly connected with an ever growing number of devices, the need for innovation in networking has continued to grow. Some of the biggest innovations that will impact both consumer and enterprise networking in 2019 were on display and announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019 that runs from Jan. 8 – 11 in Las Vegas. Vendors announced new efforts that impact wired networking efforts as well as wireless.
Industry Voices—Doyle: Eight Key Software-Based Networking Trends For 2019
Software-based networking such as SDN and NFV has enabled significant changes in leading communication service provider (CSP) networks, including deployment of new applications, improved operations and management and lower equipment costs. As CSP networks become increasingly software-based, here’s a look at the key trends for 2019, including MEC, vRAN, uCPE, SD-WAN and the impact of standards.
Maturing DevOps Adoption Increasingly Embraces The Database
DevOps adoption is increasing and spreading across organizations, bringing together application and database development, driving business benefits, and having a positive impact on compliance with data privacy regulations. These are the key findings of the third annual State of Database DevOps Survey, carried out by Redgate Software.
Adopting A Multi-Vendor SD-WAN Strategy
2019 is the year that SD-WAN implementations are set to explode. That said, many enterprises are nervous about their SD-WAN vendor selection seeing as this is a new market with a lot of new vendor and products. For many enterprises, a multi-vendor SD-WAN strategy may be the best near-term strategy as this market continues to mature. This will resonate well with enterprises that have a “best of breed” versus a “one vendor for all” strategy.
Bloomberg Deploys Intent-Based Networking To Support New Broadcast HQ
Financial data specialist Bloomberg has appointed Californian start-up Apstra to deploy innovative network technology at its new broadcast facility in London. Bloomberg Television said it will use Apstra’s intent-based networking product to gain visibility across, and more effectively manage, the network fabric supporting its media production systems. The deployment is the first time Apstra’s technology has been deployed outside a data centre environment.
Juniper CTO Talks Cloud, High-Speed Networking
Cloud computing is changing everything – just ask Juniper CTO Bikash Koley. Along with that notion Koley says that there are a number of certainties about the future of building out large cloud infrastructures: Multicloud is a real inflection point for enterprises and service providers; there will be private clouds and that the way all infrastructure will be built going forward will be different from the way things are done today
AT&T’s Conversion To Virtualization, Software Control On Track
AT&T jumped on the software-centric networking bandwagon in a big way by aiming to virtualize and “software control” 75 percent of its core network operations by 2020, and today it announced that plan is on track.
How AIOps Helps You Get More Out Of DevOps
At its heart, DevOps is about helping developers to be self-sufficient when it comes to the basic operations around getting their application to a real environment. Once things are running in a test or production environment, there are other IT functions that are required to keep it running and performing well. While there are teams that specialize in these functions, they are usually overwhelmed by the sheer amount of data their areas of responsibility generate without considering the data that applications going through their DevOps processes are also creating. This is what makes AIOps the perfect complement to the DevOps space.
Enterprises Want End-To-End Management Of SD-WAN
Recent research by Enterprise Management Associates takes a look at how enterprises view currently available SD-WAN products. This article by Shamus McGillicuddy, EMA’s research director for network management, details highlights of “Wide-Area Network Transformation: How Enterprises Succeed with Software-Defined WAN,” a report based on EMA’s survey of 305 WAN decision-makers at distributed enterprises.