Articles by Arthur Cole 

Intelligent Networks Need More Visibility

Eventually, the enterprise may move toward data-driven networks that are managed by AI, and those networks will need better monitoring.

SDN: The Key to Cloud Connectivity

Public and hybrid cloud deployments need the flexibility and management benefits provided by software-defined networking.

Network Development in a Time of Digital Transformation

True digital transformation requires a truly different network architecture.

MEC: The Glue That Will Hold the IoT Together

Multi-access Edge Computing architecture allows devices on the edge to communicate quickly with the rest of the network.  

Striving Toward IoT Interoperability

The networking industry does not yet have the standards in place to enable a true, interoperable Internet of Things.  

RDMA Poised to Take on Advanced Data Center Fabrics

Advanced fabric technologies using remote direct memory access could offer a speed boost to enterprise networks.

Managing the Gap Between Old Networking and New

Switching from traditional hardware-based networking to software-defined models presents a variety of challenges.

New Challenges Accompany the Abstract Network

Software-defined networking and software-defined data centers may create as many problems as they solve.

Time for DevOps to Give Some Love to Networking

In order to embrace DevOps approaches fully, enterprises need more agile networking technologies.

Abstracting Your Way to a Multi-Cloud Network

Supporting hybrid and multi-cloud environments offers significant challenges for networks, but abstraction technologies can help.

How Networking Will Change, and Be Changed By, Blockchain

Blockchain could transform some traditional business models, but it requires sophisticated networking capabilities.

IoT, AI Push Networks in New Directions

Supporting the intelligent Internet of Things will require new network innovations.

Tapping Public Clouds with Private Interconnects

To obtain the bandwidth and performance that they need for cloud computing, more enterprises are using private interconnects instead of the Internet.

New Fabrics Emerging for Hyperconverged Infrastructure

In order for hyperconverged hardware to provide the type of performance that enterprises need, it must be coupled with high-speed network fabrics.

Don't Be Bogus, Dude. Ride the SDN Wave

The trend toward software-defined infrastructure is revolutionizing IT.

IBN: A Radical New Idea?

Cisco and other vendors have unveiled intent-based networking products, but these new solutions aren't all that different from previous products.

Need IoT in a Hurry? There's a Service for That

Cloud-based IoT as a service platforms help enterprises get their Internet of Things deployments up and running quickly.

Enterprises Still Struggling with Cloud Connectivity

Multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments need fast WAN solutions.

The Hybrid Cloud Depends on Solid Networking

In order to support hybrid cloud computing environments, enterprises will need fast, flexible networks that deliver high availability.

Digital Transformation the Smart Way

In order to enable digital transformation, networks will need automation and — eventually — machine learning capabilities.  

Relax, Programming Is Not Required for SDN

Software-defined networking will transform network management, but that doesn't necessarily mean that network managers will need to learn to code.

Core Networking Considerations for the IoT

The Internet of Things will certainly alter the network edge, but it will also likely have an impact on the data center core.  

Network Challenges and Solutions in the Cloud

Hybrid and multi-cloud environments make networking more challenging, but solutions designed to overcome those challenges could ultimately make all networks more efficient.

NVMe: The End of Storage Networking as We Know It

Lower costs are making it easier for enterprises to couple high-performance storage with high-performance networking.

Virtual Networking Fuels Multi-Rate Switching

Multi-rate devices give enterprises the flexibility they need for SDN and NFV.

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