The Value of Config Management, Automation’s Impact on Business & SD-WAN Growth
Week of June 22, 2020
Learn Why Configuration Management is Important to Networks
IT teams can’t manage a network if they lose track of connected devices, device configurations and an accurate picture of the device connections. Without an up-to-date record of their configurations, teams will be lost when the inevitable problem occurs. This is why configuration management is important for IT teams.
The Business Impact of Network Automation
Amongst enterprises, networking technology has historically relied on manual processes and as a result, fallen behind compared to other IT segments with respect to automation and orchestration. Since manual processes can’t scale along with the growth and complexity of today’s networks, organizations have failed to take advantage of the business impacts (on both a financial and strategic level) that network automation can provide.
Report: As Demand for Cloud Connectivity Grows, WFH Spurs SD-WAN Sector
While the SD-WAN sector did see a slight slowdown in the first quarter due to supply chain and sales issues related to COVID-19, it’s set for another banner year. According to research by Futuriom, the SD-WAN tools and software market will accelerate to a growth rate of 34% CAGR to reach $2 billion this year.
Open Source – The Key to Unlocking the Networks of the Future
Open source is proving itself to be invaluable in shaping large areas of science and technology. Most recently, we have seen how global cooperation among researchers, technologists, scientists and doctors has led to thousands of open source tools and projects emerging designed to model the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigate the shortage of equipment that is desperately needed around the world.
Simplifying SD-WAN Operations with Centralized Management and Orchestration
Software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) is rapidly replacing the traditional WAN for remote office and branch deployments. SD-WAN was designed to provide a wide range of benefits to support digital innovation. However, far too many SD-WAN solutions lack critical networking and security features, requiring organizations to add complex and costly overlay solutions to manage and protect their SD-WAN deployments.
Cloud 101: Getting Started and Saving Costs
No doubt, wide adoption of the cloud as a one-size-fits-all solution brings tons of benefits to the table. However, they come at a cost not everyone can handle.