Prevent DevOps Fails, the Rise of SD-WAN & Firms Bet Big on 5G

by | December 21, 2018
Prevent DevOps Fails, the Rise of SD-WAN & Firms Bet Big on 5G



Week of December 16, 2018


A Recap Of Notable 2018 Networking Trends And News

Before the final days of 2018 fade into history like so last-generation 4G, spend some time reviewing the news and trends that graced the networking industry this year.

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What To Expect From SD-WANs In 2019

The rise of SD-WANs has been well documented by every analyst firm that covers network technology. However, the path to an SD-WAN isn’t easy. There are a lot of factors to be considered, including the use of broadband, network architecture, and the impact of moving the on-premises infrastructure out to the cloud. This got Zeus Kerravala at Network World thinking about the role of visibility in the ongoing management of an SD-WAN. Continue reading for his interview with Brooks Borcherding, president and CEO of network management company LiveAction, about the importance of visibility.

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The Top 5 Ways DevOps Fails – And How To Prevent Them

The working hypothesis for a Gartner report on how to avoid failure with your DevOps effort is that, unless the trajectory changes, “Through 2023, 90 [percent] of DevOps initiatives will fail to fully meet expectations.” The reason? You could boil it down to management not fully understanding DevOps tenets and nuances—things such as targeting business value, measuring success, meeting cultural/organizational challenges, fostering collaboration, understanding the inherently iterative process and managing for realistic expectations.

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What Are The Top Three Benefits Of NFV Technology?

Traditionally, network functions such as routing or load balancing are delivered on dedicated hardware. However, network functions virtualization, or NFV, delivers these types of network services on virtual machines running on industry-standard hardware. Service providers, such as telcos, are especially interested in NFV technology. But enterprises can reap the benefits of NFV, as well.

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Most Firms Bet Big On 5G But Wary Of Network Readiness

Betting big on Internet of Things (IoT)-based communications and video analytics/streaming, nearly two-third of organizations globally plan to deploy the 5G technology by 2020 but are wary of the lack of readiness of communications service providers (CSPs) in making 5G networks ready by then, a Gartner survey said.

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How SD-WAN Is Disrupting The Networking Space

While enabling digital and cloud transformation for networks of all sizes, SD-WAN also offers organizations a new way to deploy, manage, and operate their WAN infrastructure. It is beneficial to enterprise customers who demand more flexible, open, and cloud-based WAN technologies, rather than installing proprietary or specialized WAN technology that often involves expensive, fixed circuits, or proprietary hardware.

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How To Overcome The Three Obstructions In A DevOps Environment?

Since the inception of DevOps, it has been addressed as one of the most debated subjects in IT circles. Some consider it a marketing fad, while others believe that it is here to transform the business sector. DevOps has evolved from a methodology that brings together the developers and operations team together into a strategy for processing an entire business into a single operational entity. However, there is an ongoing war amid the software developers and security teams.

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Industry Voices—Raynovich: Why Telco Automation Takes A While

There are few more abused sets of buzzwords than “network automation.” It’s getting up there with “artificial intelligence.” Magical robots doing all the dirty work you don’t want to do—sounds great, doesn’t it? The problem is that while automation has made major progress in the cloud, its progression is slower in the major telecom providers, and that’s because they have more challenges, such as upgrading a complex web of legacy gear. Network automation is evolutionary, and many things need to happen in order to deliver it.

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A Deep Dive Into SD-WAN Troubleshooting And Monitoring

Whether in the throes of SD-WAN issues or preparing for the future, it’s important for organizations to have practical steps to follow when taking on SD-WAN troubleshooting.

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NFV Deployments Are Still Growing But There’s Not Much Depth

A funny thing has happened on the way to the NFV nirvana? What was supposed to have been be an inevitable journey towards the virtualization of the entire telco industry – “there can be no turning back now” etc – appears to have slowed and changed shape well in advance of the first big ‘greenfield’ use case for the technology – 5G.

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Without DevOps Metrics, Forget About DevOps Glory

When your organization decides to break down silos and orient its development and operations work around DevOps principles, it’s reasonable to wonder if you are making progress on the right things — or if you’re making any progress at all. That’s where DevOps metrics come into play.

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What Is Network Management And Where Does Network Monitoring Fit?

Monitoring solutions have grown in importance with the growing complexity of modern IT. Enterprises are adopting multiple monitoring solutions to ensure the stability of their digital space. With so many options and marketing lingo, it can be hard to differentiate products from each other. Network monitoring is arguably the most important tool when it comes to maintaining network performance. However, it’s just one component to network management solutions. It’s the most advertised and discussed, but there are other tools that can help your enterprise.

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