Articles by Arthur Cole 

Easing Complexity on the SDN Controller

Vendors are taking several different approaches to simplifying and improving software-defined networking controllers.  

Devising the Right SDN Strategy

Enterprises should approach software-defined infrastructure as a journey rather than a destination.

IoT Connectivity Challenges? SD-WAN to the Rescue

In order to support vast quantities of connected devices, organizations will need a software-defined networking solution.

On the Verge of Autonomous Networking

The networks of the future will manage themselves.

Cisco Facing a Maturing Open Network Environment

The networking giant needs to figure out how it will navigate the rapidly approaching era of software-defined infrastructure.

Working Toward Global IoT Infrastructure

Managing data networks that cross geographic borders will be a big challenge for enterprises rolling out IoT initiatives.

How the Interconnect is Driving Converged Infrastructure

As vendors increase the throughput of their fabric, the separations between compute, storage and networking are beginning to disappear.

Networking Still a Thorn in the Cloud's Side

Cloud computing has solved many problems for organizations, but it has made networking more complicated.

Reimagining the Network for the Hyperscale Era

Ixia, SnapRoute and Coriant have recently launched networking products designed for hyperscale data centers.

Closing in on the Intelligent Network

Artificial intelligence algorithms will help manage, monitor and secure increasingly complex software-defined networks.

How SDN Will Deliver on the Hybrid Cloud

Software-defined networking helps solve some of the operational complexity issues associated with the hybrid cloud.

The Network OS in a Software-Defined Enterprise

Several vendors have recently rolled out network operating systems designed to improve management in an SDN environment.

From Building Networks to Consuming Them

The network as a service model will require a shift in thinking for enterprise IT.

The Importance of M2M in the IoT

Enterprises will need to upgrade their networks to enable the machine-to-machine communication necessary for the Internet of Things.

The Steady March of Open Networking into the Enterprise

Several recent industry announcements show that vendors and their enterprise customers are embracing open networking.

Rich Media and the IoT: A Networking Nightmare

As IoT devices begin collecting video and audio data, enterprises will need new networking hardware in order to cope.

Cisco and AppDynamics: Software is Truly Eating the Network

Cisco's latest acquisition represents and important shift for the networking giant.

No Digital Transformation without Networking

Enterprises must adapt their networks and their business models if they want to continue to thrive.

The Network in 2017: From Planning to Execution

Networking this year will be all about delivering great application experiences over distance.

Network Visibility: More than Just Simple Management

As network complexity grows, so does monitoring and management.

Creating the Seamless IoT Network

The IoT is going to require a new kind of network.

Are Hyperscalers Taking Over Enterprise Network Design?

The hyperscale infrastructure trend is affecting networking technology.

How the IoT Will Change the Enterprise

How will the Internet of Things affect enterprise networks?

Automation and the Network Admin

The role of network admins will certainly change as IT automation takes hold.

Looking for Better Networking? It's All in the Fabric

Fabric architectures are the future of networking.

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