SD-WAN is a Multi-Domain Problem, The Practical Road to Network Automation & The Dark Side of DevOps
Week of May 5th, 2019
Why SD-WAN is a Multi-Domain Problem
As the demand for internet access spikes and cloud applications increase, SD-WAN has evolved and enabled the acceleration for more innovative services. In an effort to extend SD-WAN into a multi-cloud reality, SD-WAN 2.0 enhances security and analytics while connecting innovation at the edge with application and cloud concepts. While we have seen tremendous innovation in the cloud ecosystems, other domains are adopting similar concepts to create software-centric, programmable networks.
Network Automation Requires A Transparent, Dynamic WAN
As consumers of networking services automate their homes, businesses and manufacturing processes in the evolution of Industry 4.0 and Society 5.0, they will require customizable digital services — i.e. carrier-grade cloud-based services — that are available on-demand from their network service providers. To match these evolving demand dynamics, network operators will need to conduct their own digital transformation. Network automation is a must.
The Practical Road To Intelligent Automation
Big bang OSS transformation projects are slow, expensive, and disruptive. Why not consider taking a ‘brick-by-brick’ approach that delivers value faster and sets you up for future success? Ask Frank Miller, CTO, Ciena EMEA.
How To Tackle Network Automation Risks And Tasks
Automation can make networks more efficient, but network engineers must first mitigate the risks. A good way to start is by setting up simple tasks that deliver operational value.
Dell EMC And VMware Launch SD-WAN Edge ‘Prime Time’ Solution
Dell EMC and VMware are once again flexing their integration muscles with the new Dell EMC SD-WAN Edge solution looking to take the growing software-defined WAN market by storm. “What we have is Dell, who is the leader in the open networking category, combining forces with VMware software, and we’re delivering an SD-WAN solution bundled together,” said Brian Henderson, director of converged infrastructure and open networking product marketing at Dell EMC in an interview with CRN.
The Dark Side Of DevOps
You’re already crafting your digital transformation strategy. Your organization is staffed with top-notch developers ready to implement the innovative, business-differentiating technologies you need to attract, engage, and retain customers. And you’ve invested in scaling Agile, driving DevOps adoption, automating the Continuous Delivery pipeline, and all the other components involved in moving from ideation to delivery as rapidly as possible. So what could possibly go wrong? Testing.
SD-WAN Delivers Digital Transformation To Your Next-Gen Branch
The days of a branch office relying on a fixed MPLS connection to backhaul all internet traffic, data, and workflows back to the core network are over. To compete in today’s digital economy, today’s branch offices need to be an integral part of the network, rather than functioning an add-on attached through some dangling WAN connection.
Autonomous Networks: The Future We Need Now
Automation has become a necessity for managing systems in today’s age of dynamic and agile cloud-based environments. Operators are looking to optimize with efficiency and minimalism—to do more with less—as the goal. This same line of thinking should be applied to managing the network or system infrastructure.
AIOps: Supporting Reliability At DevOps Speeds
As organizations journey down the path of DevOps maturation, sustainable IT operations and IT service management remains a challenge for many. Even advanced organizations that have managed to speed up deployment rates and improve software quality struggle to maintain the resilience of the infrastructure that supports those applications. To support DevOps speeds, a growing number of organizations are turning to AIOps—the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in IT ops—to speed up analysis of IT problems and better automate incident handling.
Cisco Boosts SD-WAN With Multicloud-To-Branch Access System
Cisco is looking to give traditional or legacy wide-area network users another reason to move to the software-defined WAN world. The company has rolled out an integrated hardware/software package called SD-WAN Cloud onRamp for CoLocation that lets customers tie distributed multicloud applications back to a local branch office or local private data center. The idea is that a cloud-to-branch link would be shorter, faster and possibly more secure that tying cloud-based applications directly all the way to the data center.