The Future of DevOps, Networking in the Clouds & SD-WAN Growth
Week of January 20, 2019
The Future Of DevOps
When we talk about the future of DevOps and the direction technology in general is moving, we tend to focus on the bleeding edge. New technologies, management techniques or deployment strategies that seem to spring from nowhere. But often these ideas don’t gain traction or are superseded by the next big idea, swamped just before they can make a real impact.
In 2019, Networking Will All Be Up In The Clouds
2018 was hard work for the telecoms sector. NFV continued to be a hard slog and the race to 5G was on. But while telcos tried to solve problems in their usual thoughtful but slow way, IT raced ahead, using the cloud to jump complex technical problems and pave the way for a new cloud-based networking era.
Intent-Based Networking Vs. SDN: How Do They Differ?
When it comes to the primary differentiators between intent-based networking and SDN, abstraction and administrator commands are at the top of the list.
Big Data Fueling SD-WAN Growth In The Multiple Cloud Enterprise
Bigger businesses and larger data pools demand increasingly robust networking solutions. Necessity is the mother of invention, and anyone in the networking field understands the power of failsafe SD-WANs to enable reliable, predictable access to in-house applications, as well as cloud-based services. It’s truer now more than ever, especially as the business sector evolves and requires new real-time applications with rapid data availability.
APIs And DevOps
As always, there are interesting trends in DevOps, and I wanted to point out one that is starting to bother me: the “API economy,” and how it impacts DevOps decision-makers. Traditional infrastructure—SAN, LAN, physical systems, etc.—were generally controlled the best from the command line. While there are a million of them, Cisco IOS is probably the one that you’ll remember best (or you stopped using to read this—just depends upon the shop). When large-scale automation started, these command lines became a bit problematic. After all, scripting was possible, but painful, and often had non-portable hardcoded values.
Top Eight Cloud Computing Focus Areas For 2019
Looking back at 2018, we have had a number of major developments globally – around new technology trends such as big data, IoT, edge computing and analytics. Many of these developments have been clubbed under a common theme of ‘digital transformation’. Cloud computing has been another area that has seen significant transformation and adoption. Going by market focus and technology vendor priorities last year, 2019 is likely to be another eventful.
Microsoft Launches Azure DevOps Bug Bounty Program
Microsoft lifted the curtain on a new Azure DevOps bug bounty program, designed to sniff out flaws in its Azure DevOps online services and servers. Azure DevOps is a cloud service launched in 2018 that enables collaboration on code development across the breadth of a development lifecycle. Microsoft said its new bug bounty program, which launched on Thursday, offers rewards of up to $20,000 for eligible flaws in its Azure DevOps products, according to a Thursday post.
SD-WAN And Finance Transformation – What Riverbed Expects From 2019
The financial sector has had a tough time with its digital transformation. In 2018, financial institutions have been riddled with layers of legacy software, making changes to their infrastructure a delicate and costly operation that was rarely risk-free. Financial organizations need to move away from legacy and adopt a more agile infrastructure by partnering with financial technology startups.
Comcast Juices Up SD-WAN As Spectrum Plans Release
Comcast Business has big plans for its software-defined networking (SDN) platform in 2019. Comcast’s ActiveCore offering powers software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) capabilities heralded as the first of their kind in the cable industry.
Enterprises Iffy On Telecom Services Beyond Network Connectivity
Enterprises look to telecom carriers for network connectivity services, but providers need to win them over to sell cloud and productivity options, according to network pros.