Trends of 2019, DevOps Remains Critical Role, Unleash the Power of NFV
Week of December 9, 2018
The Road To Network Configuration Automation
The fast growth in the telecom industry, not only in size and value, but also in the types and volume of traffic that goes through the networks and the complexity of the systems, has made network configuration ever more demanding on operators, because it holds the key to the quality of the network, how it is governed and operated.
Visibility Plays Critical Role In A Successful SD-WAN Deployment
The rise of SD-WANs has been well documented by every analyst firm that covers network technology. However, the path to an SD-WAN isn’t easy. There are a lot of factors to be considered, including the use of broadband, network architecture, and the impact of moving the on-premises infrastructure out to the cloud. This got Zeus Kerravala at Network World thinking about the role of visibility in the ongoing management of an SD-WAN. Continue reading for his interview with Brooks Borcherding, president and CEO of network management company LiveAction, about the importance of visibility.
Eight Reasons Why DevOps Gets More Exciting In 2019
Take a look at where trends predict DevOps will grow in 2019- from continuous delivery and automation to microservices adoption to AI and ML to….what next? DevOps has evolved big time since many of us thought it was just a buzzword. Now we know that is a myth. DevOps has become a main focus and has been shaping the world of software for the last few years. Experts say that DevOps is going to be the mainstream and its popularity is going to reach its peak in 2019.
Five Powerful Trends That Will Redefine Networking In 2019 Featured
We are already entering into the era of 5G. It will enable a host of new applications for enterprises and consumers, including augmented reality, virtual reality, IoT, autonomous vehicles, enhanced mobile broadband and many more. The following five trends will shape our future.
Is There A Minimal Viable Deployment For NetOps?
Is it really all or nothing for network automation? Network automation – the practice of DevOpsing the production pipeline – is already in use by a significant percentage of organizations. While very few are fully engaged, the majority (77 percent according to Network Asia’s latest State of Application Delivery) are either piloting or partially using automation in production. One of the concepts tightly coupled with DevOps – and thus often tied to NetOps – is the notion of a minimum viable product (MVP).
Cloud Service Providers Are Jumping Into SD-WAN Waters
The lucrative and growing SD-WAN space is attracting the attention of the big cloud service providers, according to an IHS Markit report. IHS analyst Cliff Grossner took note of VMware/VeloCloud and Microsoft’s Azure’s partnership on SD-WAN in the most recent third quarter. Late last month, Versa Networks announced it was partnering with Amazon Web Services to offer SD-WAN to AWS partners. Citrix and Riverbed also announced availability of their SD-WAN offerings on Microsoft Azure and AWS.
CenturyLink CTO Dugan Outlines Company Road Map And Emerging Technologies
As the new CTO of CenturyLink, Andrew Dugan has a big to-do list that includes launching an ELAN service early next year and providing more cloud connectivity to enterprise customers.
Juniper CTO Talks Cloud, High-Speed Networking
Cloud computing is changing everything – just ask Juniper CTO Bikash Koley. Along with that notion Koley says that there are a number of certainties about the future of building out large cloud infrastructures: Multicloud is a real inflection point for enterprises and service providers; there will be private clouds and that the way all infrastructure will be built going forward will be different from the way things are done today.
What Questions Should I Ask About SD-WAN Managed Services?
Software-defined WAN technologies have altered the managed WAN services landscape by offering distributed enterprises the benefits of internet economics and improved application performance. IT leaders considering SD-WAN managed services offerings should evaluate a range of criteria, including coverage, compatibility, application performance, security and cost.
Network Automation Predicted Growth
The Asia Pacific network automation market is expected to record a CAGR of more than 28 percent over the forecast period. The surge of investments in the 5G technology will propel the market growth of automation vendors in this region. For instance, Japan’s leading telecom providers invested around USD 45.5 billion to boost the 5G infrastructure in their country.
The Value Of ‘DevOps Engineer’ As A Title
Now that DevOps is proliferating in the enterprise (many companies including Disney, Nike and Walmart, for example, are all on the adoption train) the term is starting to creep up more and more in job titles. This is challenging organizations to consider the significance of DevOps Engineer as a role and the value of having someone with “DevOps” in their title on their team.
Unleashing The Potential Of NFV
Network Function Virtualization — NFV — promises much. NFV is the next generation of network architecture, replacing software running on dedicated hardware with virtual appliances running on commodity hardware. NFV should mean the ability to deploy software functions on any hardware at any time — at the touch of a button or the turn of a dial, and with high interoperability so any number of functions can be switched and mixed between vendors. But this promise is not being realized.
Seven DevOps Lessons Learned In 2018
People in IT continue to debate the name “DevOps,” but there’s no denying its significance in the enterprise today. As Flint Brenton, CEO of CollabNet VersionOne, recently noted, “Its relationship with supporting methodologies like agile and continuous delivery are well and painstakingly documented. As DevOps has adapted and changed over the years, it has become a fundamental building block for many enterprise-level development pipelines.” As 2018 comes to a close, The Enterprises Project asked experts to reflect on the lessons they learned this year as they’ve refined their DevOps strategy.
The Future Of SD-WAN Moves Away From Stand-Alone Product
Looking ahead to 2019, the most important thing to understand regarding software-defined WAN is that 91 percent of organizations with a WAN are either evaluating SD-WAN, planning to deploy it before the end of 2019 or are already in the process of deploying it. Here are some things the 91 percent should expect from the future of SD-WAN in 2019.