Bridging the DevOps Divide, Moving Forward with SD-WAN & Redesigning the Edge

by | April 5, 2019
Bridging the DevOps Divide, Moving Forward with SD-WAN & Redesigning the Edge



Week of March 31, 2019


How To Overcome The Cultural Impasse And Bring DevOps To The Mainframe

Increasingly, organizations are realizing that they need to include the mainframe in their DevOps journey. By doing so, they can supercharge their digital transformation by fully harnessing their most business-critical data and applications along with the mainframe’s proven stability, security and resilience. However, as with most things in life, it can be easier said than done to bring the mainframe into the DevOps fold.

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A Review Of SD-Branch And Its Progression From SD-WAN

The goal of software-defined branch is to merge network functions and management into a single platform, but the branch architecture still lacks maturity, despite some early deployments.

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Taking Advantage Of Intent-Based Networking Automation

Telecoms.com periodically invites third parties to share their views on the industry’s most pressing issues. In this piece David Erickson, co-founder and CEO of Forward Networks, makes the case for intent-based networking and its use in existing networks.

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How Cloud Network Architecture Can Redesign The Enterprise Edge

Traffic and mobility are two major network areas growing rapidly and continuously, and various cloud network architectures are catalysts for this rise. A recent IHS Markit survey of 292 North America-based network professionals explored the changing needs for enterprise edge connectivity and the transformation of enterprise IT architectures.

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SD-WAN And The Network Of The Future: Moving Forward With Confidence

Enterprise networking is at a turning point. After 20 years of relative stability, we’re moving to a new way of networking, away from the static infrastructure of the past to a more agile and hybrid model that can better support the challenges of the digital future. The real question now for CISOs is not if, or even when, you should start to develop a more flexible, dynamic network. The real question is how. It’s not a time for quick fire answers or leaps of faith: enterprises need clear guidance and practical support as they evolve their networks.

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Infographic: The Impact Of DevOps

If you’re a tech pro trying to get leadership to buy into DevOps, check out this infographic. It crisply describes how and why enterprises out to speed software delivery should merge their IT and operations teams.

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Bridging The Dev And Ops Divide

In truth, the concept of DevOps is a bit of a paradox. The idea that “Dev” and “Ops” can combine to become “one thing” is, at its core, a contradiction because Development and Operations teams are charged with very different goals. But with an ultimate goal to improve products faster with minimal disruption to the business, a successful DevOps culture requires collaboration and a common understanding of the complete technology environment to be successful. Consider the following three elements for successful DevOps team collaboration

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Automated Assurance Key To 5G Success

If operators are to make a success of 5G, they should adopt a four-pronged approach to automated assurance that includes unified cross-domain assurance, dynamic monitoring, machine learning and artificial intelligence, and assurance-assisted closed-loop automation with MANO. 5G promises to support diverse industry use cases with varying demands such as service dynamicity, quality of service and latency requirements, which cannot be achieved using traditional physical networks and rigid network architecture.

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What Is The Purpose Of An SD-WAN Gateway?

Software-defined WAN architecture has adapted with the growth of cloud services, resulting in a cloud-based model that uses SD-WAN gateways to handle traffic and control.

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SD-WAN Requirements Evolve Past MPLS Replacement, Cost Savings

It’s no secret that the SD-WAN market is crowded with players all claiming to be unique. But what actually separates them? And what are they really failing to deliver to customers? Neil Anderson, a practice director of network solutions at World Wide Technology (WWT), has a unique perspective on the market as his company has tested many different SD-WAN products.

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VMware Doubles Down On IT Automation

VMware this week moved to inject application and operating system monitoring capabilities into the VMware vRealize cloud management platform to make it easier to employ dashboards to map the relationships between applications and the underlying IT infrastructure they run on.

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How DevOps Teams Use A CMS For Documentation, Collaboration

DevOps teams generate a lot of content in pursuit of CI/CD code production: customer documentation, meeting notes, architecture documents and other project artifacts. Teams should also be able to access this knowledge base quickly to troubleshoot issues and maintain delivery cycle velocity.

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Should We Leave Automation To The Workplace?

In the workplace, we have specialist security measures. The tech we use — such as automation — endures vigorous research, monitoring and protection by a team of professionals. This is not the case with most home automation. So, should we be auditing smart home technology in the same way we audit our office automation? How can we ensure security when inviting automation into our homes?

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Migrating To The Cloud? It’s Time To Talk About SD-WAN

Moving your corporate computing functions to the cloud? The advantages of doing so are well documented and businesses have well and truly gotten the message. Australia’s collective investment in cloud computing is expected to reach $6.6 billion a year by 2020 and $7.7 billion by the following year, according to Gartner. Organizations that embrace the model on an enterprise-wide basis will soon be confronted with another reality: their wholesale dependence on the communications technology which keeps them continuously connected to mission critical applications hosted in the cloud.

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SDxCentral’s Top Ten Articles — March 2019

Check out of top 10 articles for March 2019, covering the SDxCentral universe of SDN, NFV, and related topics. Rankings are based on unique visitors aggregated during the month.

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