Minimize Disruption, Overcome Today’s Network Issues & Enhance DevOps
Week of February 24, 2019
How To Move To A Disruptive Network Technology With Minimal Disruption
Disruptive network technologies are great—at least until they threaten to disrupt essential everyday network services and activities. That’s when it’s time to consider how innovations such as SDN, SD-WAN, intent-based networking (IBN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) can be transitioned into place without losing a beat. “To be disruptive, some disruption is often involved,” says John Smith, CTO and co- founder of LiveAction, a network performance software provider. “The best way to limit this is to use proven technology versus something brand new—you never want to be the test case.”
SD-WAN: Overcoming Today’s Network Issues
A wide area network, or WAN, is deployed to link multiple business networks together. Enterprises already have enough complications under networking. Thus, they are shifting to software-defined networking (SDN), which improves network speed, is much more reliable, cost-efficient to build and user-friendly to operate.
Emergence Of Automated Networks And The Future Of Network Professionals
It’s an open secret that automation is providing every industry with an overwhelming sense of simplicity that is changing how they function. It is being called the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the emergence of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning is disrupting many industries. While many are focusing on the products and technologies, the impact of this simplicity is being seen in another field that is going under the radar – network engineering and people management aimed at the innovators who are building the automated future.
Verizon, Cisco Announce 5G/SD-WAN Pact
Two more major networking players have signed an agreement to combine two promising, game-changing technologies: 5G wireless and software-defined wide-area-networking (SD-WAN). Verizon announced its Virtual Network Services will support 5G devices on Cisco’s SD-WAN platform, which features intent-based networking, an offshoot of the software-defined movement.
There’s No Ops Like NoOps: The Next Evolution Of DevOps
Lately, with the rising automation and autonomy of databases, servers, networks, and everything else, there’s been talk of a new mode of software delivery: “NoOps.” That is, new code is pipelined — from developers’ frontal-lobe-to-front-office — quickly and automatically, with minimal need for human intervention. The folks at TechTarget provide a definition of NoOps as “the concept that an IT environment can become so automated and abstracted from the underlying infrastructure that there is no need for a dedicated team to manage software in-house.”
AT&T: Enterprise Transformation Builds On Network Foundation
Software-defined networking won’t transform your business, but you won’t transform your business without software-defined networking, says Sorabh Saxena, president of business operations for AT&T Business Solutions. Simply upgrading the network won’t give enterprises a new business model. But enterprises can’t implement a new business model without a modern, software-defined, data-powered network to support it. And that’s where AT&T Business Solutions comes in — it helps enterprise customers virtualize their networks, using the skills and lessons AT&T learned over five years virtualizing its own network, Saxena says.
Enhance DevOps Experience With AWS Smart Tools
DevOps has become the champion of business operations by fostering collaboration between disparate teams, providing a common work framework and paving way for continuous delivery that greatly boosted software development. Amazon Web Services (AWS) has become a leading provider of DevOps tools and services and has been instrumental in taking this experience to a higher level. So how does AWS elevate the DevOps experience?
What AI Could Mean For Developers
Artificial intelligence has been dominating the tech news headlines for a few years now, as the innovations in the sector keep rolling out at increased rates. The technology is, for lack of a better term, awesome, and when used correctly, it can have tremendous effects. We have already begun to see artificial intelligence in the consumer sphere take off at lightning speed.
Equinix Builds ‘Network Edge’ For Global NFV
Equinix is launching a global NFV infrastructure as a foundational building block in its strategy to partner with enterprises and service providers in the transition of enterprise workloads to the public cloud.
AT&T Works With VMware To Combine SD-WAN, 5G Capabilities
AT&T and VMware are partnering to implement 5G capabilities into the carrier’s SD-WAN offering. AT&T called this a “transformative combination,” claiming that it will bring better control to both the SD-WAN software and the cellular network. AT&T has two SD-WAN offerings: its network-based SD-WAN, which it initially launched in the U.S. in 2017 and expanded to over 150 countries in 2018, and its over-the-top SD-WAN offering, which is based on VMware’s VeloCloud SD-WAN. Both offerings will use VMware technology.
Veriflow Gives Enterprises Visibility Into Their Public Cloud Networks
Veriflow officials are rolling out a new service designed to give enterprises greater visibility and assurance into their network deployments into the public cloud, addressing a growing challenge as organizations continue to migrate more workloads into the cloud and adopt multicloud and hybrid cloud strategies.