Articles by Arthur Cole 

Confronting the IT/IoT Integration Challenge

Enterprises need to get started on building networks that can support IoT needs.

Yes to Disaggregation, But Don’t Call it 'White Box'

Even the biggest vendors of proprietary, integrated networking solutions are now offering software-defined products.

AI Delving Deep into Data Center Networks

Intelligent systems are bringing new insights to traffic management.

Hyperscale Networking Requires More than Just Bandwidth

Large cloud providers are driving a push towards new routing and networking management technology.

Charting the Course to 100G and Beyond

Vendors are introducing new products designed to ease the transition to higher-bandwidth networks.

When the Automation Rubber Meets the Network Road

Enterprises will need to approach network automation carefully if they want to experience the full benefits of the technology.

Using Analytics to Turn Intent into Action

Without deep analysis of the way things are, the intent-based network cannot become what you want it to be.

Storage Networking — Boring No More

In order to support next-generation applications, storage systems need faster and more technologically advanced connectivity.  

The Nascent State of Hybrid Cloud Networking

Hybrid cloud environments present a variety of challenges that are going to require new technology to solve.

Want Better Networking? Get Rid of Your Silos

Improving network technology can only do so much; if enterprises truly want to improve data flow, they need to eliminate data silos.

IBN Promises Great Things for Networking, in Time

Fully automated networks will truly be amazing, but they aren't going to be showing up in most enterprises anytime soon.

Making Network Analytics Count

New network intelligence platforms offer some benefits, but they are only as valuable as the people who operate them.

Hyperscalers Confront Their Networking Challenges

Providing the connectivity necessary to keep enormous data centers running requires specialized technology.

Managing Your Way Through Network Complexity

In order to deal with today's more sophisticated networks, enterprises need intelligent monitoring and management capabilities.

The Networking Bots Are Coming

Automation could simplify many networking tasks — but it also poses new risks for massive errors that replicate at scale.

Accelerating the Fight Against Network Latency

Data virtualization, better network design and hardware improvements could help reduce latency.

Building Uptime into the SD-WAN

As networks grow and become more complex, assuring uptime has become more important than ever.

For Composable Infrastructure, You'll Need Fabric Networking

Enterprises are attracted to the idea of easy scalability, but do they have the right networking technology to support this new infrastructure?

Why VPNs Are Better with SDN

Software-defined networking makes it easy to set up virtual private networks quickly.

Network Processing's Game of Acquisitions

The sudden flood of mergers and acquisitions is leading to uncertainty in the networking industry.

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.  

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