The networking world and the cloud world are going through interesting times, as they begin to merge together. Buttoned-down global service providers are looking to adopt cutting-edge cloud automation and DevOps tools, while at the same time cloud operators and enterprises are looking to leverage pervasive global connectivity and networks to build exciting new applications.
Here at SDxCentral, we’re focused on how these different worlds function together. Our latest report — 2016 Cloud Automation and DevOps Report: What’s Next for Networking in the Cloud? — examines how cloud management, automation, and DevOps are likely to influence and integrate with networking and software-defined anything (SDx) technology in the future.
The report, which launched today, includes an aggregated view of industry research, our own survey data, and feedback from the SDxCentral community, conducted by the SDxCentral Research Team. It includes an analysis of cloud industry trends, which key requirements to look for in cloud automation and networking technology, as well as a sampling of vendor solutions on the market today.
Some of the key elements included in the report:
- Industry data and trends for the cloud – driving adoption of cloud tools
- The role of SDx infrastructure in the cloud data center
- Major challenges in managing, deploying, and monitoring clouds
- Potential benefits of cloud management, orchestration and automation technologies
- How DevOps is merging with NetOps
- Results of the SDxCentral Survey on cloud data center automation, management, and DevOps technology
- Profiles of management, orchestration, automation, and DevOps solutions in the market, including key features available today
Our research indicates that cloud management technologies are being widely adopted and that there is high demand to integrate networking functionality into the cloud.
Interested in learning more about cloud management, automation, and DevOps products? Be sure to check out our pages on What is the Cloud? – Definition, Introduction to Cloud Infrastructure, What is Cloud Networking or Cloud Based Networking?, What are Cloud Service Providers?, What is Network Automation with Network Virtualization?, SDN Automation, Programmability, and Programmable Networks, How to Use Docker and Why It Works
Sponsored by AppViewX, CA Technologies, Juniper Networks, and Nuage Networks
Organizations covered include: Accelerite, Amazon Web Services, AppViewX, Brocade, CA Technologies, CFEngine, Chef, Ciena, Cisco Systems, Docker, Embotics, Ericsson, Google, Juniper Networks, Microsoft, Nuage Networks, OpenStack Foundation, Oracle, Pivotal, Platform9, PLUMgrid, Puppet, RightScale, SaltStack, Sardina Systems, VMware, ZeroStack