The Definition of NetOps, The Power of Network Automation & Preparation for Zero-Touch Automation

by | June 21, 2019
The Definition of NetOps, The Power of Network Automation & Preparation for Zero-Touch Automation



Week of June 16th, 2019


What Is NetOps? Start With These Five Common Questions

This compilation is an essential starting point for NetOps novices. These five common questions explore what NetOps is, how it can benefit networks and its effect on network teams.

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The Power of Network Automation: Less Hardware, Reduced Time to Market, and Better Product Offerings

Companies merge and acquire because they believe the whole will be greater than the sum of their parts. While that’s often true, the technology of those parts doesn’t always agree. That was our reality at IRIDEOS.

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The Changing Face Of Network Strategy

Simplicity of application access and ease of use are changing the workplace at a pace that’s unprecedented in our industry. This is largely due to cloud-based, multi-tenant applications being so easy to adopt. Modern applications often integrate with and use multiple modes of communications. In many cases, IT departments are challenged to provide the infrastructure to support and manage this application evolution. New application use models are introducing new challenges with security, capacity, quality of service (QoS), authentication, monitoring, data governance, and availability. Network architects need to design local- and wide-area networks with an application-first strategy.

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Prepare For Zero-Touch: Three Network Automation Benefits

Network automation is related to simplification of existing processes, enhancing staff capabilities and making use of tools that increase efficiency and facilitate activities that are part of daily operations of a service provider network. Here are three network automation benefits that will get you on track towards zero-touch.

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5G And SD-WAN Could Provide Reliable, Alternate Connectivity

5G and SD-WAN could develop into an alternative connectivity option that offers high speeds and low latency to geographic areas and remote workers with limited connectivity options.

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Prepare Now For Intent-Based Networking

From the internet of things to mobile devices and apps, the number of devices government agencies connect to their networks continues to increase. To manage the complexity and security risks these devices introduce to existing networks, agencies must find ways to simplify operations and automate tasks. One way is through intent-based networking, a technology that allows a network administrator to specify a desired network state through automation and software-defined methodologies.

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Explore Four Key Areas Of Enterprise Network Transformation

Companies merge and acquire because they believe the whole will be greater than the sum of their parts. While that’s often true, the technology of those parts doesn’t always agree. That was our reality at IRIDEOS.

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Enterprises Worry About App Functionality In The Cloud

Hybrid cloud software company Densify has announced the findings of a global enterprise cloud survey of IT professionals. The survey found that the top priorities for most organizations, when it comes to deploying workloads in the cloud, is all about the applications. They are focused on how to ensure applications perform well, how to keep the environments secure, and how to make sure they accomplish these goals within budget.

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How Cloud-First SD-WAN Can Simplify IoT Adoption

The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming lives, cities and workplaces as we speak. From real-time traffic information in connected cars to apps monitoring our blood pressure from our smartphones, Martin Bosshardt, CEO of Open Systems says we’re increasingly reliant on this disruptive tech to support, manage and enhance our everyday lives. Enterprises are also seeing the value in such connectivity, with numerous examples of how IoT is significantly improving internal efficiencies, whether that be through automating previously manual processes, or using connected utilities to monitor office-space usage.

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Security-Driven Networking And SD-WAN: A Q&A With John Maddison

Fortinet’s John Maddison, EVP of Products and Solutions, recently sat down for an interview with Dan Woods from Early Adopter Research to discuss what is top of mind for CISOs and security leaders. They discussed three topics: SD-WAN, security-driven networking, and the arrival of the edge. Here are a few brief excerpts from that recording.

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AI Network Security Tool Autonomously Does Microsegmentation

To ensure network security, a U.S. law firm has turned to automated network microsegmentation vendor Edgewise. The startup uses machine learning to deploy microsegmentation.

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Developers Have More In Common With Marketers Than They Think

More than a decade ago, in the early age of digital transformation, industry analysts and insiders began discussing the need for an increased focus on the collaboration between CTOs, CIOs and CMOs to achieve business goals. It was determined that CMOs would spend more on technology than their technical c-suite counterparts, thus creating an increased need for cross-functional alignment and cooperation. Today, we find the same kind of alignment is still required, but on an even deeper technical level—between developers and marketers.

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Fifty Of The Best DevOps Podcasts

DevOps is a challenging and complex field, requiring professionals to constantly seek knowledge and acquire new skills and techniques to improve their productivity and effectiveness. Fortunately, software engineers are great at compartmentalization and multitasking, which is where these DevOps podcasts come in. Security Boulevard has assembled a list of 50 of the best DevOps podcasts that both educate and entertain, provide tips and insights to make you a better software engineer, keep you up-to-date on industry news and innovations, and expand your knowledge of the vast DevOps ecosystem.

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