Improve IT Efficiency, Allow for Greater Automation & Ignite Business Transformation
Week of June 9th, 2019
New API Network Adapters Allow For Greater Automation
Among the top networking challenges for enterprises are lack of skills, fragmented management tools and lack of end-to-end network visibility. Network automation specialist Itential is launching new purpose-built API adapters for Cisco systems that offer support for third party management tools and provide enterprises and service providers with a single network API that simplifies integration and enables end-to-end automation across complex, multi-domain and multi-vendor environments.
Networking Survey: SD-WAN Is Entry Point To Huge Software-Defined Transition
A new survey by Juniper Networks reveals a software-defined future for the industry, with software-defined wide-area-networks (SD-WAN) serving as the entry point for many organizations. The company polled some 500 IT decision-makers to gather information on their software-defined networking (SDN) journeys, exploring benefits and the effect of other technological influences, such as artificial intelligence (AI).
5G, Wi-Fi 6 And Automation To Ignite Business, Social Transformation
5G, Wi-Fi6 and automation are hot topics as the technology industry continues to wrestle with the capability of larger bandwidths. And while some might not believe in the importance of more bandwidth, Gordon Thomson, vice president of global sales, enterprise networking, at Cisco Systems Inc., and Michael Beesley, chief technology officer of service provider networking at Cisco, say otherwise.
The Age Of DevOps: What’s In Store For QAs When Old Rules No Longer Apply?
As the lines between developers, DevOps team members and software testers get increasingly blurred, the biggest talking point seems to be uncovering future opportunities for QA testers. There’s no doubt that, with Agile becoming the norm, testers are expected to play a much more assertive role than the traditional QA specialists have played in the past. The crisscrossed nature of work in DevOps is pushing all stakeholders – engineers, testers and operations specialists – to encroach into each other’s territories, making testing less and less the testers’ exclusive duty.
Cisco Embeds More AI, Machine Learning Across The Network
Cisco on Monday debuted a series of software enhancements designed to put AI and machine learning deeper into the network. Key features include new network automation and analytics tools that are meant to help enterprise IT teams glean more insights and visibility from network data.
Industry Voices—Raynovich: What’s Next For SD-WAN M&A?
The SD-WAN market has caught many people off guard. Now, it’s the next hot networking market, with Futuriom research projecting it will accelerate to billions in revenue over the next few years. This will drive more M&A activity as the SD-WAN market accelerates, as traditional networking companies, service providers, and cloud companies catch up to its potential.
The Human Value In Automation-Driven DevOps Testing
Enterprises are embracing DevOps underpinned by automation to ensure the quality of software across all digital touchpoints. In fact, automation has become the crux of continuous integration and delivery, the vital DevOps testing goals. Without automation, DevOps would become a distant dream, and businesses would struggle to keep pace with seamless delivery and integration. However, DevOps entails more than the implementation of the latest automation tool and demands a more holistic approach. It does so by bringing together processes, people and technologies under a shared vision.
UC Network Automation Improves IT Efficiency
UC network automation will help reduce errors and boost staff efficiency. But take time to plan your implementation to ensure success.
Not All Secure SD-WAN Solutions Are Created Equal
The software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) market is expanding rapidly, with IDC predicting it will reach $4.5 billion by 2022. Global Market Insights Inc. suggests the market will hit a staggering $17 billion worldwide by 2025. The growth is fueled by the fact that 85 percent of businesses are considering adopting SD-WAN technology for reasons that include smart pathway control, automatic provisioning, flexible data transport, and universal security. Securing SD-WAN, however, is no simple matter. Many IT teams are quick to adopt it — thinking “quick evolution” at a time when agility and boldness separates leaders from also-rans — underestimating what’s required to implement tight security right down to the branch level.
Scalability In The Age Of DevOps: A Must For Success
DevOps seems to be an emerging topic “du jour” in the world of software development. And like it or not, it is showing no signs of slowing down. If used correctly, DevOps can be helpful—from making teams (developers and testers) work seamlessly to automating routine tasks, DevOps has proved its awesomeness in just a few years. So what is helping make DevOps a huge success? Scalability!
Securing The New Network Edge
For the most part, the traditional network perimeter is gone. In its place are a growing number of new network edges – branches, private and public cloud infrastructures and services, and billions of connected IoT and mobile endpoint devices – that complicate an organization’s ability to maintain a consistent and manageable security infrastructure.
Research Shows Industry Still Struggling To Define SD-WAN
Software-Defined Wide-Area Networking (SD-WANs) is arguably the hottest topic in the software-centric enterprise networking transformation, but recent research shows the industry is still struggling to define the wide-ranging space. The research comes from Vertical Systems Group, out with new data on carrier-managed SD-WAN services that “address the rapidly changing networking requirements of enterprise and large business customers worldwide.”