Balancing Network Traffic, The New Focus on Automation & Real-Life SD-WAN Use Cases

by | April 10, 2020
Balancing Network Traffic, The New Focus on Automation & Real-Life SD-WAN Use Cases

Week of April 5th, 2020


The Criticality of Balancing Network Traffic in a Time of Crisis

The impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on people and businesses around the world has been monumental, altering day-to-day life for millions of people and redefining business operational processes across every industry. New business continuity challenges have required rapid responses to unprecedented changes in work schedules, remote application accessibility, and spikes in networking and data demands. A mass shift towards enabling teleworking is one of the most notable ways companies have looked to ensure their customers and workforce is up and running. But this accelerated shift has caused various network traffic issues.

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The New Focus On Automation: Making IT Operations Manageable

Automation has never been more important. As the world deals with social distancing due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus crisis, the value of remote management and IT automation has come into focus in a new way. Although many people fear automation’s capacity for replacing jobs, others see automated technologies as crucial for freeing humans up to do more rewarding work, while minimizing mistakes. Evidence strongly suggests many companies are now seeking to automate their IT networks in new ways.

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Coronavirus Is ‘The Epitome’ Of A Real-Life SD-WAN Use Case

“People understood the complexity of the edge, but the edge really meant maybe 25 percent of the workforce was actually remote. Now, everyone is, so many businesses just woke up and realized their network edge exists everywhere except the place they spent all their money,” says one solution provider of the explosion of interest in SD-WAN during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Cisco Emphasizes Need For Modern Network Architecture

The global pandemic that continues to lay waste to economies, bring life to a standstill, and has claimed the lives of nearly 81,000 people to date around the globe, is emphasizing the importance of network architecture and performance. “There’s a lot of innovation going on from a networking point of view as far as how the IT teams are dealing with this crisis,” Scott Harrell, SVP and GM of Cisco’s Intent-Based Networking Group, said during a conference call with analysts. IT professionals are meeting the need, but rapid changes in user behavior and shifting resources are also highlighting the opportunities that 5G and WiFi 6 will unlock for enterprises, he said.

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Subvert The Tradition Through NFV Network Automated Design And 5G

By regarding 5G as the next-generation wireless network communication technology, global telecom operators are accelerating its network construction. Major countries and regions have proposed 5G pilot plans and commercial timetables, striving to lead global 5G standards and industrial development. The GSA reports show that by the end of March 2020, 381 operators in 123 countries and regions around the world had announced their investment in 5G. 70 operators in 40 countries and regions including China have launched one or more 5G services that support 3GPP standards. The global 5G era has approached.

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Now’s The Time To Deploy SD-WAN For The Business

With a large proportion of end-user interactions and employee activities taking place in networked environments, IT needs to think differently about how it structures its provision to best support this changing situation. Tech Wire Asia spoke recently to Kristaps Petrovskis, the CTO of connectivity specialists Expereo, about digital transformation, with specific reference to connectivity: prioritizing, ascertaining need, and changing the overall topology at the heart of the enterprise digital infrastructure.

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From Virtualization To Automation–The March To 5G Service Revenues

The flexibility 5G enables requires a similar level of flexibility in the underlying network infrastructure. Proprietary, single-purpose hardware is giving way to general-purpose hardware running virtualized network functions. This allows operators to lower capital and operational expenses while also gaining dynamacy in capacity provisioning, spectral resourcing and service management. As these networks become virtualized, with functionality moving into the cloud, the way they are operated is also changing. The sheer complexity of a distributed architecture processing a huge volume of data produced from myriad sources requires automation.

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How DevOps Is Integral To A Cloud-Native Strategy

One of the fundamental patterns for embracing a cloud-native approach is DevOps – the practice of automating the processes between software development and operations teams. As cloud-native is a way to bring innovation to market faster and transform enterprises, DevOps is the journey needed to align people, processes and technologies, providing unparalleled boosts to an organization’s speed and efficiency.

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Enabling A More Holistic Approach To SD-WAN Adoption: A Guide

Software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) has been all the rage for a number of years. We’ve all heard about the benefits: Optimising transport cost with Internet connectivity instead of MPLS. Application visibility. Simplified network management. To be sure, they are real. While most enterprises have been sounding the market, or even conducting pilots, fewer have made a radical transformation of their entire network. So why haven’t all enterprises jumped on the bandwagon? Here are three perspectives on the barriers to SD-WAN adoption.

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Scalable Software With Devops For Industrial IoT

Scaling Industrial IoT (IIoT) solutions requires a DevOps organization that can manage increased software and hardware complexity in terms of capability, capacity and footprint. DevOps is derived from Development and Operations and is one of the buzz words for ICT companies. Often it is the amalgamation of Software Developers from R&D and senior engineers from Operations into a new organization. Startups are faced with the challenge of how to quickly create a functioning DevOps organization that can scale with rapid growth. In this article, we will deal with the keys for success to scale software solutions with using an example of an Industrial IoT solution. We will look at how DevOps should function and discuss the important principles for software development, tools and operations.

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COVID-19 And Our Surprising Digital Transformation

For years, digital transformation has seemed like something mostly about computers and software and data. It is what companies undertake for the sake of things like IT agility, deriving new value from data, model software prototypes of physical goods, or improving business processes. While such technology endeavors are often critical to a business, it turns out that digital transformation is, at its core, really about us. That carries many powerful lessons for how we should think about technology and work, now and in the future.

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