DevOps Demands NetOps, Intent-Based Networking Gets A Reality Check & Open Source is Evolving

by | February 8, 2019
DevOps Demands NetOps, Intent-Based Networking Gets A Reality Check & Open Source is Evolving



Week of February 3, 2019


DevOps Demands NetOps To Be Successful

The shift to software-defined networking in the enterprise is only the beginning. DevOps has helped push network operations teams to adopt more integrated ways of working just to keep up.

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The Role Of Open Source In Networking

Technology is always evolving. However, in recent time, two significant changes have emerged in the world of networking. Firstly, the networking is moving to software that can run on commodity off-the-shelf hardware. Secondly, we are witnessing the introduction and use of many open source technologies, removing the barrier of entry for new product innovation and rapid market access.

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Intent-Based Networking Reality Check For 2019

The transition to intent-based networking won’t happen overnight. But organizations can study up on different IBN approaches now to plan for future intelligent deployments.

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Four Predictions For The Network And Service Assurance Market

Network and service assurance needs are evolving rapidly, as more applications — both network functions that support telecom network operations, and enterprise applications — are becoming virtualized. Here are four analyst firms’ predictions for the growth of the network and service assurance market.

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A Brief Index Of Network Configuration Basics

In the advent of transformative networking initiatives, such as virtualization and intent-based networking, one universal aspect remains consistently essential: network configuration. This glossary of terms provides a brief overview of network configuration and some of the crucial components involved — many of which remain as necessary as ever.

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Cisco Snaps Up Singularity Networks To Bolster Network Automation Unit

Cisco has agreed to acquire Singularity Networks, a company that monitors, collects, and analyzes service provider, web company, and enterprise networks. As the amount of data traversing a network explodes, even small changes and adjustments mean a lot. Finding and remediating problems is the highest profile task. Network automation platforms also identify hidden efficiencies, provide data for network planning, and determine how applications can work better. Building infrastructure that continually monitors the network to find these flaws and areas for improvement is vital – but increasingly challenging as demand grows and virtualized and cloud-based platforms proliferate.

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Top 2019 SD-WAN Predictions

For the past three years, SD-WAN has been one of the most talked about technology trends. All the discussion around SD-WAN has helped shine the spotlight on the business value enterprises can realize by changing the way they build their wide area networks. As the market continues to gain momentum coming into the new year, here are NetworkWorld’s annual predictions for SD-WAN and the future of the WAN edge infrastructure market. You can also view Silver Peak’s webinar to prepare for SD-WAN in 2019.

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Five Automation Challenges Slowing The Advance Of IIoT

When you think of the Internet of Things, you may picture smart speakers and home automation systems — the IoT applications that parallel your own experience. Those are indeed relevant, and becoming more influential in consumer economics, but there are significant industrial uses for connected devices, too. Technology analysts agree that the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has significant potential to streamline automation in manufacturing, even though big challenges remain.

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The Top Tactics To Be Successful At Secure DevOps

Today’s increasingly connected world, with access to mobile devices and cloud scale computing, is leading to disruption in business models and processes. To succeed, you have no option but to continuously deliver new value to customers at the increasing speed that they demand. Mark Andreessen, the founder of Netscape, said a few years back that “software is eating the world, in all sectors.” We are seeing more and more organizations undergoing transformations as technology companies. Digitalization and adoption of Agile and DevOps practices has changed the way we create software.

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Using Automation To Simplify Bimodal Operation In NFV Clouds

It’s no secret that network functions virtualization (NFV) holds great promise for telecommunications service providers. NFV helps businesses move beyond traditional, proprietary hardware to achieve greater efficiency and agility, while reducing operational costs. However, as service providers undergo digital transformation they face a whole set of challenges, including operating a new virtualized network, focusing on customer experience more than before, and providing high reliability and availability for upcoming services.

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Fighting For Digital Transformation In The Government Sector

When a software vendor lands a government contract it often leads to ongoing business, but it also means working with a customer who may have a laundry list of conditions that must be met. In many ways, providing DevOps, cloud, and digital transformation services to government agencies is comparable to working with enterprises that run on legacy systems. DevOps and digital transformation for government entities can mean addressing policy and security-driven roadblocks.

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Dell EMC Eyes The Edge For Open Networking

Dell EMC officials are eyeing the enterprise campus and other edge environments as next steps for the company’s now 5-year-old open networking efforts that until this year have focused primarily on central data centers. In a blog post this week, Tom Burns, senior vice president and general manager of Dell EMC Networking and Solutions business, wrote that the software-defined WAN space and the rollouts of 5G networks by service providers will provide opportunity for the vendor to extend the reach of its open network systems and software.

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Seven Tips To Make DevOps A Reality For Your Organization

When undergoing a digital transformation, adopting DevOps has demonstrable benefits for businesses, according to a recent survey from Google Cloud and Harvard Business Review Analytic Services. Two-third of companies that use DevOps have seen benefits impacting their bottom line, including increased speed to market (70 percent), productivity (67 percent), customer relevance (67 percent), innovation (66 percent), and product/service quality (64 percent).

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ETSI Unveils New Standard For NFV Deployment Templates

While there are several anchors on the adoption of NFV architectures, standardizing VNFs has been one of the weightier issues. Last week the European Telecommunications Standards Institute announced it had published the first version of a specification that it said will standardize the structure and formats of virtual network functions (VNFs).

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