IT operations teams need to get ahead of Kubernetes deployments that will soon span the extended enterprise.
Try as you might, there’s no avoiding 5G (real and fake), IoT, SD-WAN, or AI.
In 2019 SD-WAN solutions will converge toward a universal archetype.
A collaborative approach from service providers might yield better results than one that seeks to disempower the vendors.
Service meshes could displace many L4-7 networking functions. But will they?
DPDK has extended its reach beyond packet processing and could be a universal API for other acceleration functions needed for effective NFV.
Regardless of size cybersecurity has become a massive source of frustration for organizations all sizes. A greater percentage of IT spending is now being consumed by cybersecurity products and services.
Achieving standard, commodity uCPEs will be a longer journey than anticipated.
To succeed in SD-WAN, service providers will need to transform their organization and improve their selling skills. Can they do it?
Companies are rebranding their SDN products as SD-WAN, dynamic networking, agile networking, or cloud-native network to avoid being part of the SDN hype.
The analyst firm also predicts that by 2023 more than 90 percent of WAN edge infrastructure initiatives will be based on SD-WAN.
Express lanes to clouds and internet exchange points will drive the next stage of SD-WAN competition.
Gartner's recent 2018 Magic Quadrant report for WAN Edge Infrastructure provides a good overview of the SD-WAN market but its viewpoints may be a bit old-fashioned.
IT organizations complain that the lack of SDN-specific skills among engineers is resulting in a slow transition to virtualization but engineers don’t have much incentive to get those skills.
It's been more than six years since NFV became a reality but for service providers the transformation is far from over.