Key Drivers of SD-WAN Adoption, Cisco’s Future in Networking & Continuous Compliance for DevOps

by | June 28, 2019
Key Drivers of SD-WAN Adoption, Cisco’s Future in Networking & Continuous Compliance for DevOps



Week of June 23rd, 2019


Myths Around SD-WAN Holding Back Wider Adoption

Those pitching SD-WAN will probably be aware already of the challenges selling the technology to customers often unaware of how the technology works but research from Cogeco Peer 1 will make that issue clear to a much wider audience. This is the second piece of research from the hosted specialist around SD-WAN, with the first tranche back in February exposing a lack of understanding from users about what the technology actually was.

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What Networking Analysts Are Saying About Cisco’s Future

Has Cisco outgrown networking? One industry insider seems to think so. Plus, other analysts size up Cisco’s future around security and intent-based networking.

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How AI, Machine Learning Will Benefit Network Management

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning will benefit network management and network monitoring going forward. And MSPs will need to know exactly how AI and machine learning will benefit them in order to use them effectively for customers. In-house enterprise IT management will look more and more to outsource their network management and monitoring. And AI- and machine learning-powered analytics will be needed to manage and troubleshoot network issues as public cloud and private cloud models change.

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What Are The Key Drivers Behind SD-WAN Adoption?

To ensure maximum productivity in the digital age, businesses have to manage an increasing number of technologies, platforms, systems, and of course, network models. MPLS still has its place, but SD-WAN adoption is growing fast. This software-defined model is set to become the next big-time player in networking for enterprise and government sites alike.

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Nokia Dishes On Operators’ 5G Evolution Journey

5G is poised to equip network operators with tools and capabilities that will allow them to transition from connectivity service providers to digital service providers, says Phil Twist, vice president of networks marketing at Nokia. “Although there is a clear technology transition within the networks, there’s also a business transition in the way that communications service providers will address their customers and the opportunities that they will face,” he told SDxCentral in a phone interview. That dynamic change will necessitate new business models, partners, and offerings, he explained.

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Building Continuous Compliance Into DevOps

“Continuous” is one of the operative words of DevOps. A major goal of DevOps is to make all processes continuous, which means having them proceed smoothly and constantly to avoid delays or pauses within the software delivery process. You’ve probably already heard of the importance of continuous integration and continuous delivery. But the importance of continuousness doesn’t end there. It extends to every component of the software delivery process, including compliance. To illustrate the point, let’s take a look in this article at what continuous compliance means and how to achieve it.

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Where Are All The IoT Experts Going To Come From?

The fast growth of the internet of things (IoT) is creating a need to train cross-functional experts who can combine traditional networking and infrastructure expertise with database and reporting skills.

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The Impact Of SD-WAN Adoption On Digital Transformation And Corporate Strategy

Since the advent of the Internet, IT teams have used many different network management techniques in search of a way to achieve optimal use of their bandwidth and efficient data traffic routing. Truly dynamic approaches have proved elusive. The latest generation wide area networking (WAN) technology, SD-WAN, which is software-based, revolutionizes the WAN just as virtualization has revolutionized the server. The stars seem well aligned to accelerate the enterprise adoption of SD-WAN.

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Does DevOps Require End-To-End Monitoring Tools?

While basic monitoring services and feedback loops provide critical insight for DevOps teams, an end-to-end monitoring tool gives them a more holistic view of the end-user experience.

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Orange And Cisco To Help Customers Transform Their Enterprise LAN Into SD-LAN

Orange Business Services and Cisco are co-innovating to help customers transform their enterprise local area network (LAN) into more flexible, powerful software defined LANs (SD-LAN). Building on its existing relationship and SD-WAN customer successes, Orange and Cisco will work with customers to develop SD-LAN solutions in its Open Labs program, tailored to address individual customers’ business challenges and use cases with network automation, analytics and security.

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Using SD-WAN To Expand Revenue Opportunities

Today’s organizations require business-critical SaaS applications, unified communications, and rich media services be made available to every user, including those located at branch offices, without escalating connectivity overhead, overburdening connections by backhauling unnecessary traffic, or introducing IT complexity in locations without local IT staff on-site. And given the complex nature of today’s digital networks, traditional WAN connections can no longer keep up.

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All The Ways SD-WAN Reduces Costs

Everyone acknowledges that SD-WAN can save money. More than half of IT leaders expect a 25-50 percent return on investment (ROI) from SD-WAN, but most people only talk about the savings gained from moving from moving MPLS circuits to IP or broadband circuits. While this transition does yield significant savings – in most cases more than 50 percent savings — it is only one category out of several. Depending on the number of sites connected with MPLS circuits, and the cost of the replacement circuits, this immediate savings from transitioning to IP based circuits can be large.

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