Measure What Matters, Learn from DevOps, & Enable The Enhanced Network Edge

by | April 26, 2019
Measure What Matters, Learn from DevOps, & Enable The Enhanced Network Edge



Week of April 21, 2019


SD-WAN With IoT Enables The Enhanced Network Edge

The rapid growth of software-defined WAN has enabled organizations to enhance the quality of application experience for their base of distributed users. Continued developments with SD-WAN and IoT will enable improved connectivity, reduced latency and better security for a wide range of IoT devices. The broad architecture of software-defined branch will further advance ease of operation for distributed devices.

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Digital Transformation: Measuring What Matters

As enterprises strive to digitize their organizations, whether it’s digitally transforming aspects of sales and marketing, customer interactions or supply chain, they’re undergoing a wholesale revamp of traditional businesses into digital business models. While some companies are just getting started, as we covered earlier this month in Digital Transformation: Coming from Behind, the bulk of those enterprises that have already embarked on digital transformation efforts—70 percent according to some findings—fail to meet their objectives.

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What Can Automation Learn From DevOps?

A recent Capgemini survey revealed that while enterprise-scale automation is still in its infancy, IT automation projects are moving along. IT is starting to view automation less tactically and more strategically.

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Open Architecture And Open Source – The New Wave For SD-WAN?

As networking continues to evolve, you certainly don’t want to break out a forklift every time new technologies are introduced. Open architecture would allow you to replace the components of a system and give you more flexibility to control your own networking destiny.

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SD-WAN Implementation Requires New Way Of Working

SD-WAN is quickly becoming a standard way of doing business and builds on existing hybrid networks to better use connectivity that, in the past, was deployed primarily for redundancy. The differences between operator strategies, and between the underlying technologies used, are hard to distinguish. However, SD-WAN developments so far are just the first steps towards offering more network services as software, rather than as physical equipment. The ultimate test of SD-WAN will be how well operators are able to adapt to this change; it requires a change in attitude that some operators will struggle to make.

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The Key To Multi-Cloud Success

In the era of cloud-based architectures, companies have implemented multiple cloud platforms but have yet to reap the full benefits. Whether it’s Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud or Microsoft Azure—or some combination thereof—a recent Forrester study found that nearly 86 percent of enterprises have incorporated a multi-cloud strategy. Not only does this strategy take companies out of the business of hosting their own applications, it also leads to benefits including avoiding vendor lock-in, reduced costs and optimized performance.

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Twelve DevOps Tools For 2019 Worth Checking Out

The merging of development and operations (DevOps) has introduced us to a whole new perspective regarding software development, from best practices such as continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) to an entirely different cultural philosophy. As a result we’ve seen an array of DevOps tools come into the mix to help enterprises meet the needs of these new practices and cultural requirements.

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The Benefits Of SD-WAN For Banks And Credit Unions

In the age of digital transformation, it can be difficult for financial institutions to offer their business operations and customers the most value. Here’s an easy place to start: software-defined wide area networking. SD-WAN taps software to route a network connection through the fastest path across multiple connections — much like a navigation app helps you find the best route across town.

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Be Fast, Smart And Secure

As more organizations embrace digital transformation to boost productivity and enhance business agility, moving their information technology (IT) infrastructure or services to the cloud is a strategy to accelerate their digital journey. This has led to the rapid growth of software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) technology because the traditional wide-area network (WAN) is no longer an effective solution to handle the workload and performance required.

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A Smarter SD-WAN With Application Intelligence

MOVING to the cloud brings many advantages to organizations. However, when the move to the cloud is augmented by an intelligent software defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) solution, its specific capabilities maximize performance and provide exponential returns to the business. For organizations chasing important digital transformation goals and looking to deliver smarter and faster business outcomes through lighter and more flexible applications from the cloud, an SD-WAN solution is an important piece of the puzzle.

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DevOps Chat: Future Of The ‘Accelerate: State of DevOps’ Report With Nicole Forsgren

“Accelerate – The State of DevOps Report” by Dr. Nicole Forsgren and the folks at DORA (now part of Google) is far and away the most widely cited research in the DevOps field. Dr. Nicole and her team have brought scientific rigor to the survey over these past six years and the results show it.

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