Save on SD-WAN Costs, Deliver Almost Zero-Touch IT & Influence Automation in the Business
Week of February 17, 2019
Network Automation Can Deliver Almost Zero-Touch IT
Automation is often seen through the negative lens of costing people jobs, disrupting career plans and depersonalizing services. But there are substantial benefits. Rather than making service less personal it can ensure what customers want is delivered quickly and reliably. We took a look at Waterman Business Centres new coworking facility in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs and took a dive into how they’ve automated almost every aspect of their network..
How To Assess An SD-WAN Product And Determine Which You Need
The software-defined WAN industry might only be a few years old, but it’s already reaching a point of maturity. SD-WAN, once such a novelty, has become almost a commodity. Today, more than 50 companies offer some kind of SD-WAN product or service. Differentiation between one SD-WAN product and another is increasingly happening in two ways. First, many vendors are already packaging SD-WAN capabilities with other functions, namely security. Second, the networking capabilities are being exposed through management consoles.
MWC 2019: 5G In Europe Driven By Industrial Automation, Says Ericsson
With Mobile World Congress – the mobile industry’s annual no-holds-barred Barcelona beach party – set to open its doors in less than a week, Sweden-based networking hardware and services supplier Ericsson has been elaborating on its strategy, building on recent remarks by CEO Börje Ekholm, who at the weekend said the firm was ready to deploy 5G mobile networks pretty much whenever.
What You Need To Know About Intent-Based Networks
This compilation explores five pertinent questions about intent-based networking, including those about its benefits, why organizations move to it and where it stands in 2019.
DevOps – The Ultimate Goal And Our Biggest Challenge Yet
DevOps is now universally viewed as the secret sauce to balancing the need for quality and velocity in software releases. It promises significant benefits for those who do it well bringing shorter development cycles, faster innovation, reduced deployment failures, improved communication and collaboration – and ultimately, the increased efficiencies, which drive competitive advantage. For most of us in software development, it’s the ultimate goal – moving from traditional, waterfall approaches to iterative development, agile, scaled agile, and finally, DevOps.
SD-WAN Cost Savings Hinge On Underlying WAN Technologies
SD-WAN marketing almost always mentions the benefit of cost savings. Cut through the hype and discover how SD-WAN works with MPLS and internet connectivity to drive savings.
Kaiser Permanente Transforms Patient Care Through DevOps
Many enterprises dabble in DevOps, but far fewer practice it at scale — all too frequently, thanks to cultural resistance. Companies seeking a shift to DevOps would do well to lift a page from the playbook of Kaiser Permanente, whose implementation of DevOps at scale has helped infuse greater personalization in the company’s healthcare practices.
Why Would An Organization Move To Intent-Based Networking?
Intent-based networking doesn’t use any magical commands. But it does use a heavy dose of automation, which might cause some network teams to be wary of the new approach.
AT&T Travels The Open-Source Road To Help Build An Industry Ecosystem
In order to drive down costs and ramp up the speed of innovation, AT&T is taking an open source-first approach to virtualization. While some service providers, such as CenturyLink, pick and choose elements of open source, AT&T is all in. AT&T has its fingers in various open source groups, many of which it has championed in the early going before turning them over to an open source community.
How DevOps And Agile Are Influencing Automation In Business
One of the factors affecting business health is control of its bottom line. Today, more businesses are realizing improved bottom lines through DevOps automation. While the number of success stories from DevOps automation increase, businesses that are most successful appear to recognize that its importance is due to the fact that technology offers an opportunity to automate the repetitive processes that introduce risk through errors and ultimately improve the organization’s bottom line. The not so surprising result of DevOps success is the realization of top line growth as the business begins to leverage improved scale against the competition.
HPE Partners With Samsung On 5G, Launches Telco Edge System
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has launched an edge system for telecommunications networks and announced a new 5G partnership with Samsung. The two companies will provide a joint edge-to-core virtual radio access network (vRAN) product based on Samsung’s radio network technologies and system integration services, and HPE’s new Edgeline EL8000 Converged Edge System.
VMware’s Ongoing Reinvention
VMware’s introduction of x86 server-virtualization technology was a game-changing event in the history of enterprise computing. But if you look at VMware’s corporate messaging today, it’s almost as if server virtualization has been scrubbed from the lexicon. Instead, VMware highlights its multi-cloud strategies, software-defined data centers, networking, hyper-converged infrastructures, security, SD-WAN, containers, blockchain, IoT and more.
IHS Markit: Cloud Transformation Drives High SD-WAN Growth In North America
IHS Markit has found that SD-WAN adoption is high on North American enterprises’ priority lists partly because of how SD-WAN supports their priorities: reducing costs, improving application performance and simplifying WAN management. According to IHS Markit’s 2018 Enterprise Edge Connectivity Strategies North American Enterprise survey, 66 percent of respondents indicated plans to have SD-WAN deployments by the end of 2020. The research is based on a survey of 292 network professionals working in North American enterprise organizations.
Allot Research Finds Closed Loop Automation Adoption Is Key
Allot Ltd, a security and smart network intelligence solutions company, released findings Thursday from its “Telco Smart Trends” report, identifying the need for communications service providers to embrace Closed Loop Automation (CLA) to ensure quality.