Solving the WAN Problem, Achieving DevOps Nirvana in Networking, & Automation in 5G Networks
Week of May 19th, 2019
Network Segmentation In The Cloud: Mission Impossible?
Who wouldn’t want to segment in the cloud? Network segmentation is a proven security strategy that lets you set strict rules for which services are permitted between accessible zones. Designating sensitive data and resources within zones ensures only designated hosts and users belonging to other approved zones can reach them. This is helpful for constraining attacks by making lateral movement across the network difficult. Hackers and malware can’t portscan to identify your critical assets if they’re blocked, let alone access them to exfiltrate data.
Digital Transformation Remains Impossible Without Solving The WAN Problem
For the last few years, digital transformation has become a major rallying cry for organizations modernizing their IT arsenal — but there’s a problem that needs solving, WAN. Key motivations for digital transformation include making the businesses more agile and competitive, the workforce more productive and the workflows more efficient. Cloud-based operational models have become the norm and application modernization initiatives have taken off accordingly to support these trends.
DevOps And Networking: Working To Achieve Nirvana
Enterprises don’t own the cloud, just the experience. If there’s an outage or even a hiccup in the performance or network service, it’s on the network and application teams (not the cloud provider) to fix it. But often with problems in the cloud comes finger pointing, as network and application teams look to determine liability and responsibility when it comes down to crisis situations.
Why Telcos Need AI And Automation In 5G Networks
Heavy Reading’s James Crawshaw gives an overview of a session he chaired at the Big 5G Event earlier this month, where network operators discussed their evolving network needs. The discussions he recaps touched on network planning challenges, civil engineering and how closed-loop automation will push 5G networks forward.
Industry Voices—Chua: SD-WAN—Should Mobile Carriers Care?
Software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) has become the poster child for successful NFV and SDN deployments today. Just about every major telco with fixed-line assets is either offering SD-WAN services, or working on how to offer SD-WAN in the near future. And, the technology even holds promise for wireless carriers that could use fixed wireless access to deliver SD-WAN.
How Is Service Mesh Architecture Different From SDN And NFV?
Service mesh separates itself from SDN and NFV approaches with its clear focus on managing the communication and forwarding between multiple microservices.
SD-WAN Adoption Growing As Enterprises Embrace App-Centric Architecture
The connected era and cloud-based environment have created a need to redesign network operations, according to ResearchAndMarkets. In addition, businesses find it operationally draining to utilize resources on ensuring a connected ecosystem rather than focusing on critical business issues.
DataOps: Getting Data Right For DevOps
It’s sad but true, most attempts by companies to leverage data as a strategic asset fail. The challenge of both managing vast amounts of disparate data and then distributing it to those who can use it to drive value is proving incredibly difficult. The bad news: data is continuing to grow at a rapid rate and modern application development is getting more and more complex. As such, many organizations are recognizing the need for a new paradigm. Enter: DataOps.
The Status Of White Box Networking In The Enterprise
Despite the benefits of white box networking, most enterprises are cautious about deployment. Use these five questions to determine when white box implementation is a smart move.
Associate Feature: Is SD-WAN The Future For Public Sector Networks?
For those working in public sector IT, the current challenges are manifold, including decreasing budgets, staffing, moving data from in-house to the cloud, managing software as a service and increased demand for bandwidth and connectivity by staff across the sector. Add to that concerns about reliability, increased security challenges and the need to keep everything working for vital lifeline services, and the public sector tends not to be at the forefront of adopting new technologies.
Citrix Deepens Cloud Integrations With Google, Microsoft
Citrix Systems is holding its annual Synergy conference in Atlanta this week and is marking the event with a slew of product and partnership announcements. Among the key updates is news that Citrix is expanding its partnerships with Google and Microsoft and also rolling out new intelligent capabilities to its digital workplace portfolio.
DevOps For Networking Hits Chokepoints, Tangled Communications
NetOps complements DevOps in enterprises that need to scale application delivery efforts up and out. Networking tools — and teams — need to advance to find their place in CI/CD pipelines.
Cisco Ties Its Security/SD-WAN Gear With Teridion’s Cloud WAN Service
Cisco and Teridion have tied the knot to deliver faster enterprise software-defined WAN services. The agreement links Cisco Meraki MX Security/SD-WAN appliances and its Auto VPN technology, which lets users quickly bring up and configure secure sessions between branches and data centers with Teridion’s cloud-based WAN service.