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How to Build Visibility on the SD-WAN

In order to manage SD-WAN environments, enterprises need to be able to monitor both the underlay and the overlay on their networks.  

Virtual Networking: Just the Beginning of a Broader Transformation

SDN and NFV are paving the way towards fully virtualized infrastructure and software-defined data centers.

A Cloudy New World of Networking

Network administrators will need new technology and new internal processes to build and maintain networks in the multi-cloud era.

Getting Wired Infrastructure Ready for 5G

The revolution that is taking place in wireless networking will also impact the enterprise.

Automation is Tricky, So Get Started Now

Smart enterprises are experimenting with network automation now to give themselves time to get up to speed.

Moving SD-WAN from the Lab to the Real World

The majority of enterprises are experimenting with SD-WAN, but transitioning to the new technology won't be problem-free.

Charting the Migration Path from Legacy Networks to SDN

Moving from traditional infrastructure to software-defined networking requires careful planning, monitoring and coordination.

What Machine Learning Can and Can't Do for Enterprise Networks

Machine learning offers great potential to simplify network management and security, but it won't be able to solve every networking problem.

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.  

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.  

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