Growing SD-WAN Adoption, Automation & APIs, & The Case For CI/CD
Week of July 14th, 2019
SD-WAN Must Tackle The Multi-Domain Problem
SD-WAN (software-defined networking in a wide area network) was originally touted as a way to leverage both private (MPLS) and public (internet) networks to route traffic to the most appropriate network. Over time, SD-WAN has evolved and enabled the acceleration for more innovative services. In an effort to extend SD-WAN into a multicloud reality, SD-WAN 2.0 enhances security and analytics while connecting innovation at the edge with application and cloud concepts.
Key Components of Software Driven Networks: All About Automation & APIs
Network management has always involved the need to maintain some form of inventory of the devices, connections, and base configuration of those components. For service providers, inventory has always been one of the most difficult things to manage accurately due to their large, complicated networks. Knowing just what is deployed physically is hard enough, but when adding on the logical components and services that ride atop those, it is almost impossible to be 100% accurate. In fact, it’s a generally accepted industry stat that service provider inventories are about 65-75% accurate.
Survey: Growing SD-WAN Adoption Slowed By Cost Concerns, Skills Gap
Although the software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) movement has taken the point position in the penetration of new age, software-defined networking (SDN) into the enterprise, it has been slowed by cost concerns and a skills gap, says a new study. Sponsored by SD-WAN vendor Masergy and conducted by IDG Research, the new 2019 SD-WAN Market Trends Survey finds that despite those barriers, SD-WAN adoption is rising, with improved security a primary driver.
The Case for Choosing CI/CD
There is no perfect feature in software; only what is now, and what is next. Because of this, time is a crucial part of the development process. The more of it that is expended during the process, the longer feedback loops become and the less efficient the team is overall. Automation is reproducible, programmatic and consistent. If the automation process fails, it is easy to look at every step along the way and assess. CI/CD methodologies minimize the time originally allotted to perform operational tasks and give it back to the feature development process.
Five Things To Consider When Evaluating SD-WANs For Digital Transformation
Digital transformation offers enterprises the opportunity to evaluate new and efficient ways of doing business by leveraging technology to accelerate business goals. Cloud-based operational models, modernizing application stacks and new workflows have all been areas of focus. Typically, the network is not top of mind for CIOs and CEOs tasked with leading the charge on digitization — it is usually an afterthought. However, as initiatives get underway, time and again networks become increasingly strategic to the success of such transformation initiatives.
Why DevOps Is Crucial For Your Enterprise IT
John Rakowski, Market Specialist for Application Performance Management and Analytics at AppDynamics discusses DevOps methodology and how it is enabling digital transformation.
SD-WAN In Play: How Software-Defined Solves Core Business Challenges
For foodservice business HMSHost International and chemical products firm Element Solutions, both customers of networking supplier Aryaka, software-defined wide area networking technology is proving its mettle when it comes to solving core business challenges. Find out how.
Embracing DevOps By Developing Your Product And Your People
It’s an old mantra in tech: You either have the right technology or you don’t get anywhere. But is the premise that having the best technology equals success really valid? Today we know there is more to it. You could build the best technology in the world, but if you haven’t helped people understand how to apply the new concepts and capabilities to their problems, you just have a widget that nobody can use—and no way to know if it’s really even working.
The First Cloud-Native Technology In A Live Wireless Core Network Environment
In a proof-of-concept trial in a live network environment, Verizon and Ericsson have introduced cloud native, container based technology on the core of Verizon’s active network. This trial, the first container- based wireless EPC (Evolved Packet Core) technology deployment in a live network in the world, introduces a much more efficient way to deliver operational applications that run the network. It is a solution that will increase agility and enable deployment at scale for new services in 4G and 5G.
Are You Overlooking Hidden SD-WAN Opportunities?
While more companies are shifting to cloud-based applications, legacy wide area networks (WAN) are struggling to provide the required levels of service that customers need to support multiple locations, and remote workers. The answer is simple: Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) technologies allow companies to build lower-cost WANs using broadband resources. This improves the speed and efficiency of moving data to the cloud and between different locations. Barracuda recently issued a report on the opportunities (and some challenges) that SD-WANs present for MSPs that want to help their clients improve the performance of their applications and their networks.
Study: Bureaucracy, Legacy Systems Hinder DevOps
According to a survey conducted by IT service provider F5 Networks, 40 percent of experts polled said hurdles such as difficult-to-change testing processes, ticket systems or manual processes tend to stand in the way of implementing agile development processes such as DevOps.
MPLS Is Hanging On In This SD-WAN World
The SD-WAN networking market is booming and is expected to grow to $17 billion by 2025, and no wonder. Software-defined wide-area networking eliminates the need for expensive routers and does all the network connectivity in the cloud. Among its advantages is the support for secure cloud connectivity, one area where multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) falls short. MPLS is a data protocol from before the internet took off and while ideal for communications within the corporate firewall, it doesn’t lend itself to cloud and outside communications well.
Is AIOps The Future Of DevOps?
HP Morgan, business analyst at Tatvasoft Australia, discusses how AIOps helps DevOps to embrace the scale and speed needed for modern development.