Flat networks make it possible to centrally provision resources without having to reconfigure policies.
Networking professionals no longer can only have a limited scope of skills. The addition of other certifications will mean more career growth and more pay.
Automation is getting a lot of buzz right now but operators should only use automation if it helps reduce the complexity of the network or compensates for human limitations.
There are many reasons to deploy a network virtualization overlay. But the biggest advantage to an NV overlay is that it can extend the capabilities of legacy networks.
OSCON 2018 did a great job of highlighting women and people of color in their programming.
The scale and impact of Kubernetes was obvious at the recent OSCON 2018 conference in Portland, Oregon.
Many companies find that deploying a network virtualization overlay makes more sense because of the ROI.
From Adtran to ZTE, cable and telco vendors alike are beginning to reap the benefits of SDN and virtualization with the development of software-defined access solutions and propositions.
Half of container users started less than 12 months ago, providing new blood for AWS, Azure, Google, Docker, VMware, Red Hat to fight over.
The latest cloud orchestration report indicates that CIOs, cloud architects, and other IT infrastructure managers need to educate themselves on an increasingly wide variety of options.
SDN technologies are diverse, making it difficult for network engineers to know what technologies they should learn to master.
The idea that SD-WAN will make MPLS obsolete plays on the frustrations of enterprise IT professionals that are dissatisfied with their current WAN provider and want to kick them to the curb.
By 2019, 69 percent of enterprise IT organizations will be trying to manage some type of multi-cloud environment.
Unless the TM Forum spends more time on the cultural challenges, most operators will continue to struggle to make meaningful strides toward the holy grail of becoming bona fide Digital Service Providers.
Newly released SDxCentral 2018 report on the VNF Ecosystem finds SD-WAN and vCPE are top use cases for NFV and the driving force behind service providers virtualizing their networks.