Network Automation Success, Gartner Hype Cycle & DevOps Inspiration
Week of August 18th, 2019
Only 37% of Enterprises are Fully Successful with Network Automation
Over the last several years, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) research found that enterprises are actively expanding their use of network automation tools. For instance, EMA’s “Network Management Megatrends 2018” research found that 92% of network managers have a formal initiative to expand their use of network automation, and 70% called that initiative a high priority.
IT Favors Open Source Networking
Companies are turning to open source network automation tools as less expensive, good-enough alternatives to Cisco ACI and VMware NSX.
Democratizing Network Automation – Why Scripts Can’t Scale
There is a sense of safety and comfort in continuing with a routine that you understand. For many network engineers, scripting has become one of those safety blankets, a staple to accomplishing everyday responsibilities.These scripts absolutely have their place and deserve recognition for the tasks they have been able to automate and the time they have saved teams. But the time has come where we need to admit that scripts used for automating a few tasks, just can’t scale. And quite frankly, they’re not the same as automation.
Gartner Hype Cycle Deems Software-Defined Networking Obsolete
A Gartner report on enterprise networking has declared the definition of SDN and its architectural approach as deceased. Cause of death? Well, the hype didn’t help.
5G Network Infrastructure Market Will Be Worth $4.2 Billion Next Year
The global 5G market is expected to rise in value to $4.2 billion by the end of 2020 as broadband providers invest in the infrastructure necessary to roll out the next-generation wireless technology. According to the research agency, communications service providers (CSPs) are beginning to invest in 5G New Radio (5G NR) and over the course of 2019 this accounted for roughly six percent of total revenue — but this figure is expected to double in 2020.
Top Enterprise Network Challenges Include Agility, Product Hype
Product hype and network agility are some of the primary network challenges for modern enterprises, according to networking experts. Read up on their insights and advice.
The Top Five Capabilities Your Edge Infrastructure Should Have
The network edge plays a vital role in the future of networking and digital transformation. Make sure your infrastructure has these five components to help it on its way.
Five Reasons Why Government And Higher Education Are Ready For SD-WAN
Government and higher education facilities are often the slowest to adopt new technologies. This is typically because they have to wait for new budget cycles, wait for technology contracts to expire or follow protocols that often move at a slower pace. With SD-WAN, organizations are able to meet their digital transformation goals in a new way and create ecosystems that foster flexibility, efficiency and the ability to integrate the latest technologies.
Creating The Correct DevOps Culture: Failure Is A Part Of The Success
At its core, DevOps is a practice rooted in culture and philosophy. It takes time to develop and master, and for all its benefits, it’s also prone to disaster. Larger companies that have been around for some time have arguably the most work to do in overcoming the challenges of modern application development, particularly those with a mixture of legacy on-premise and new cloud applications. DevOps can be difficult to correctly implement organization-wide. Here are some common pitfalls of DevOps and how to resolve them—interestingly, the answer invariably lies in three different pillars of team culture.
Best Practices For DevOps In The Cloud
DevOps is usually defined as a software development methodology that combines software development with IT operations. The goal is to shorten systems development lifecycle while delivering features, fixes and updates frequently in close alignment with business objectives. Putting DevOps into practice is an ongoing experiment for many organizations. Developers often struggle with continuous integration (CI) or continuous delivery (CD) performance, testing delays and other bottlenecks. So how can development teams shorten the development life cycle without sacrificing the integrity of the features and updates?
For DevOps Inspiration, Look To The Retail Sector
The retail sector took a beating at the start of the digital era, but the brands that survived the retail apocalypse have set new standards for leveraging digital tools to elevate the customer experience. According to the latest research from DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA), the retail industry has some important lessons for other enterprise businesses that want to improve their software delivery and operational (SDO) performance.
Three Essential Skills For Network Professionals
Network professionals previously focused on network throughput, server placement and device management, security, firewalls, etc., but with more compute moving to the edge, they are taking on new roles that involve data management and IT architecture. These are the new skill sets that every network professional needs.