The Automated Approach to 5G & AI, The New Dynamics of NetOps-DevOps & The Invisible Power of Data
Week of May 26th, 2019
5G And AI: Increased Network Complexity Requires An Automated Approach
As 5G networks are lit up in urban cores and devices begin to hit the market, consumers are already seeing upward of 1 Gbps per second over the air. And that’s just the beginning. In addition to enhanced mobile broadband, 5G supports the internet of things at a scale unthinkable until recently–up to 1 million devices per square kilometer.
How Telecom Italia Built End-to-End Network Automation to Increase Efficiencies and Reduce Time to Market
When you’re a telecommunications service provider, your number one priority is supplying reliable high-speed connectivity to your customers. Whatever you have to do behind the scenes to achieve this is your concern. As long as they get a quality product at an attractive price, your end users will not care how you manage your network infrastructure. Providing a seamless customer experience can be tricky, even for an established provider. Network standards are continually evolving, but new technology doesn’t always supplant the old. Many providers find themselves struggling to manage new and aging infrastructure at the same time. Moving users to new networks can often be challenging.
Managed WAN And The Cloud-Native SD-WAN
The motivation for WAN transformation is clear, today organizations require: improved internet access and last mile connectivity, additional bandwidth and a reduction in the WAN costs.
The New Dynamics In The NetOps-DevOps Collaboration
F5 research a couple of years ago highlighted how NetOps and DevOps respect each other’s priorities and their common understanding of broader goals. This has given hope for increased collaboration between the teams. Indeed, the survey results point to their rising interest in automation and self-service that can be linked to the rapid adoption of cloud-based solutions, and the desired flexibility they provide.
Top Ten Processes Enterprises Can Automate Using RPA
Technologies like robotic process automation (RPA) and intelligent capture are opening opportunities to improve processes, and totally rethink them. However, with automation opportunities everywhere, where should enterprises start? Foremost, when automation opportunities are everywhere, it’s pertinent to prioritize them. Here think high volume, high value and high stakes.
Five Industries Outside Of Tech Being Changed By DevOps
DevOps came into being in the software sector when the companies implementing it realized they could accomplish projects more efficiently when the development and operations teams collaborated and communicated with each other instead of working in a silo-type environment. However, DevOps and its practices span beyond the tech sector. Here are five non-tech industries also using it.
Is It Time For Open Source SD-WAN?
The benefits of an open market may sound worthwhile — flexibility, speed, cost-saving, freedom, scalability, neutrality — but there are certain corners of the greater technology and software industry where openness has not quite reached, including SD-WAN. In recent months it seems that there are certainly components, use case, and even companies — flexiWAN joined the market in April with plans to build an open architecture for SD-WAN — arising as examples for open SD-WANs, but open source has yet to be adopted fully into the networking technology.
Are Self-Service Machine Learning Models The Future Of AI Integration?
DevOps teams seeking to step up their mojo in developing cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) features are facing a big skills bottleneck when it comes to data analytics and machine learning modeling. As a result, the market is seeing an influx of self-service machine learning models and machine learning-as-a-service offerings designed to help development teams more easily integrate AI capabilities into their software.
Textbook DevOps vs. Real-World DevOps
DevOps is one of those things—like Marxism or baking macarons—that is easy to understand in theory, but much messier to implement in practice. Real-world DevOps rarely aligns with textbook DevOps or the DevOps practices that organizations should follow in theory. That is true for a number of reasons. Let’s walk through some of the biggest below.
The Internet Of Enterprises: Unlocking The Invisible Power Of Data
In today’s digital economy, data is a highly valuable asset. Unlocking the insights that data holds is crucial to innovation, providing superior customer services and competitive advantage. Enterprises are producing more and more data. According to IDC, 175 zettabytes of data will be generated annually by 2025. This is over ten times the 16.1 zettabytes generated in 2016. The analyst firm predicts enterprises will create nearly 60 percent of this new data.
How Close Are We To The Self-Operating Network?
“Intent-based” increased in popularity in 2018, but how much is real? Intent-Based Networking is a major advancement towards the self-operating network (known as level 3 Intent-Based Networking), but it is itself made up from many smaller advances. It has many pretenders offering partial features such as basic automation (level 0 Intent-Based Networking) while missing support for vendor-agnostic infrastructure, single source of truth, and the ability to deliver real-time change validation regardless of underlying hardware or operating system technology.
Visibility In DevOps It Matters More Than Anything Else
According to the 2019 DevOps Visibility Report, 84 percent of organizations stated that DevOps visibility is important to them. Most organizations are now trying to find ways to improve real-time DevOps visibility to increase overall efficiency, make better business decisions, and improve the quality of software releases.
SD-WAN Alone Cannot Address The Networking Challenges Of Digital Business
Enterprise IT professionals are turning to managed services for their SD-WAN deployments. At the same time, a new Cato Networks survey finds legacy telco services inadequately address customer expectations around speed, agility, and overall value.
DevOps’ Missing Ingredient: Fast, Secure Data
Sluggish data delivery is causing serious problems and headaches for DevOps pros. Here’s what you need to know about the future of DevOps and data.