Articles by Arthur Cole 

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.

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.

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