Treat the Network as Code, Avoid Automation Failures, & Emerging Networking Vendors
Week of July 20, 2020
5 Concepts Required to Treat the Network as Code
In order to accelerate automation, network operators need to change the way they think about managing the network and incorporate DevOps practices. Network as code initiatives require a mindset shift to enable success. Here are five essential concepts that serve as building blocks.
The Five Things You Need to Do to Avoid Network Automation Failures
Today’s networks are too complex and important for them to remain manual, but network automation remains one of the most challenging tasks for enterprises to achieve. Gartner found that organizations that automate 70% of their network change activities reduce outages by 50% and deliver services 50% faster.
Emerging Networking And Unified Communications Vendors To Know In 2020
As part of CRN’s Emerging Vendors for 2020, here are 14 hot networking and unified communications startups, founded in 2014 or later, that solution providers should be aware of.
Top 7 Edge Computing Challenges in the Enterprise
Edge computing, where data processing and computing are pushed closer to the “edge,” is increasingly becoming an important factor in our network topology. With the devices producing the data also the ones processing it, it’s helped solve the bandwidth limitations and network costs organizations were experiencing with the use of cloud computing.
Cisco Admits 5G Stalled By COVID-19 Crisis
The COVID-19 crisis and economic doldrums caused by the pandemic is causing delays in 5G, Cisco executives recently told SDxCentral. The software and hardware vendor was working with 30 customers on active 5G deployments as recently as last month, but it’s bracing for delays to spread through the remainder of 2020.