Deepen Integrations, Outweigh SDN Deployment Risks & Transform the Network

by | February 1, 2019
Deepen Integrations, Outweigh SDN Deployment Risks & Transform the Network



Week of January 27, 2019


Automation Potential Outweighs SDN Deployment Risks

Although software-defined networking has its challenges, service providers still intend to pursue SDN deployment, as they’re intrigued by automation’s potential to improve service delivery, according to a recent IHS Markit survey. IHS Markit queried 23 service providers around the world — that make up 44 percent of worldwide telecom revenue and 44 percent of Capex — about their strategies involving SDN.

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What’s Next In Network Automation

In 2019, modernization will be a key driver for automation in federal agencies. Previous protocols, while often well understood, were fairly rigid. As agencies move to new technologies that are more malleable and adaptable to change, they must also become more agile and responsive in their management of those systems. One challenge to modernization is the skills gap — a lack of qualified people with the specific in-depth knowledge required to take advantage of these new technologies. That challenge can be addressed, however, through automation.

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Why Network Transformation Is Foundational For Digital Transformation

If businesses are going to have success with digital initiatives, the evolution to a software-defined WAN is mandatory for the following reasons: security and agility.

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Itential Deepens Integration With Cisco’s Network Services Orchestrator

Itential has announced that it has added more capabilities to work within Cisco’s Network Services Orchestrator in order to speed up automation for enterprises. Itential and Cisco NSO improve enterprises’ network automation by providing drag and drop tools for developers and network engineers while also reducing the need for time-consuming hard coding.

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Understanding The Key Trend Of Intent-Based Networking

The one thing that has been consistent about the networking industry over the past several decades is change. The latest innovation to come to the network is the concept of an Intent Based Network (IBN). The term has actually been around about a decade but has recently gone mainstream because Cisco Systems has been evangelizing it.

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How Ops Teams Stay Relevant During A Shift left In DevOps

IT operations administrators should not perceive the shift left in DevOps as a threat to their relevance, but rather as a catalyst for a change in their priorities.

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IDC: Enterprise Driving Uptake In Cellular Solutions

While LTE macro networks have been in place for several years in the consumer market, LTE is seeing stronger uptake as a way to provide reliable failover or as a primary WAN connectivity solution in the enterprise, according to a new report from IDC.

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How NFV Architecture Works

NFV enables organizations to virtualize operations and replace network equipment such as routers and switches. It’s built on three components: VNFs, NFVI and the MANO framework.

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Change Is Coming: Cisco Delivers More Than Connectivity

The network is the backbone of most businesses, and for years no one asked more of network providers than to provide reliable and secure connectivity. But even this fundamental basis of technology is transforming, as intent-based networking brings intelligence and automation to connectivity.

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SolarWinds Survey Surfaces DevOps Disconnects

A survey of 336 developers, web product managers and DevOps practitioners published by SolarWinds, a provider of IT management tools, finds they spend most of their time troubleshooting applications—so much so that there is little time for strategic projects such as transitioning to DevOps practices.

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As WAN Services Move To The Network Edge, Top Vendors Emerge

As enterprises come under more pressure to be more agile, efficient, and user-centric, wide-area network (WAN) edge infrastructure services are becoming critical for achieving the digital transformation. By deploying software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) services closer to users’ end locations such as branch offices and connected devices, enterprises can improve application performance, manage data traffic flow, and reduce latency, all while reducing network infrastructure operational and maintenance costs.

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Fulfilling The Promise Of NFV With Reconfigurable Computing

With so many new technologies vying for attention, it can be difficult for CISOs to know which ones merit attention. Will this solution save time? Will it make our organization more productive, or enable us to do things we couldn’t otherwise do? These questions need to be considered before adopting software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV).

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DevOps And Microservices

In the era of cloud computing, organizations are under pressure to deliver business and customer value far faster than before. To do that, enterprises and independent software vendors have taken their agile software development practices to the next level with DevOps and more recently, micro-services.

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How SD-WAN Can Improve Your Security Strategy

NetworkWorld recently talked with Hamza Seqqat, director of solutions architecture at Apcela, to get his take on how SD-WAN affects security strategy. Seqqat helps enterprise organizations redefine their wide-area networks to accommodate the growing use of cloud-based applications and services. In their discussion, Seqqat outlined four areas where SD-WAN offers new security benefits.

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Industrial Networks Open-Up To The Future

John Wozniak, Manager of CLPA-Americas, explains why open industrial networks are fundamental components of the Smart Factory. The interconnected factory envisioned by Industry 4.0 has the potential to revolutionize manufacturing by demanding greater interconnectivity and control over the different factory processes. In this way, companies in any sector can boost productivity and efficiency while improving product quality and consistency.

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Itential

Itential simplifies and automates the journey toward the Modern Network. Our Intelligent Network Automation solution bridges the gap between IT and networking teams, enabling users to easily build, execute and visualize Network Intelligent Workflows.

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