Articles by Arthur Cole 

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.

The Growing Necessity of Real-Time Networking

Streaming analytics, the Internet of Things and hybrid cloud computing are driving the need for faster network performance.  

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.

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