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March 14, 2017
There's a lot of talk about digital transformation in the tech industry, but to obtain it, enterprises need to undertake network transformation. That's where SDN can help.
February 16, 2017
This week, bloggers look at automation as the future of network technology, weigh in on Cumulus' EVPN features and examine ExtraHop's Addy machine learning analytics.
December 06, 2016
Arista and Brocade have introduced spine and leaf switches. Arista has focused on performance; Brocade has added network automation and visibility.
December 01, 2016
From teaching Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 to taking on a major SD-WAN technology deployment: Senior engineer Phil Gervasi shares the major career pivot that brought him to networking.
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Enterprises are moving in the direction of using automated patching systems for increased security. Expert Kevin Beaver explains the benefits and drawbacks of such technology. Continue Reading
A smart home kit, sometimes called a home automation kit or an Internet of Things (IoT) platform, is a product that includes all the hardware and software required to connect, control and manage compatible smart devices for home automation. Continue Reading
A smart home hub is a hardware device that connects the devices on a home automation network and controls communications among them. Continue Reading
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To seriously jump-start SDN, automated service lifecycle management is needed for operations efficiency and service agility for legacy and SDN networks. Continue Reading
NFV automation is the ability to transfer manual network configuration to technology; NFV orchestration creates the deployment and automation blueprint. Continue Reading
While some networking pros say white-box switching is the 'next big thing,' others argue that's a myth that needs busting. As usual, enterprises must consider the business case. Continue Reading
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Restarting a telecom transformation means putting business goals first and technology choices second, and making the service process more efficient through automation. Continue Reading
A growing number of network managers have their heads in the cloud, and that's a good thing. Cloud-based networking technologies are emerging to help solve a number of enterprise problems, and organizations are busy exploring what "the networked cloud" will mean for them. While some network pros are dipping cautious toes into the cloud-based networking waters with individual, subscription-based services that integrate with their existing infrastructure, others are rolling out technology that lets them manage the migration of their applications to the cloud with a high degree of visibility and control. This edition of Network Evolution examines how cloud-based networking can make network managers' lives easier in a new era of IT.
Also in this issue, find out whatever happened to the legacy voice engineers of yore, since voice over IP technology threatened to render their traditional circuit switching skills more or less obsolete in the 1990s. We catch up with a few such professionals who -- far from phoning it in -- learned new skills that took their careers in unexpected directions.
And last but not least, we explore Microsoft's upcoming Azure Stack release -- and whether it could become a major player in the software-defined networking space.Continue Reading
Software-defined networking allows today's networks to keep pace with DevOps and automation demands, making rapid and reliable software delivery possible. Continue Reading
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Find out what three networking problems the benefits of SDN could address in your network and the questions you should ask to make sure you're on the right track. Continue Reading
Let's face it: It'll be a while until we see widespread SDN investment. On this Reddit thread, network engineers demand an end to crappy marketing jargon, and tell vendors what they really need from SDN. Continue Reading
When SDN and DPI technology meet, network engineers can apply monitoring and management policy to the whole network instead of individual components. Continue Reading