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.
This Research Brief from AvidThink is aimed at providing enterprises and service providers with a view of the challenges in modern networking, and detailed strategies on how to overcome them by laying the right foundation for network automation.
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.
Flat networks make it possible to centrally provision resources without having to reconfigure policies.
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.
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.
By 2019, 69 percent of enterprise IT organizations will be trying to manage some type of multi-cloud environment.
Networking technologies are now starting to be incorporated into DevOps making it easier for DevOps and IT to work together.
Tensions between DevOps departments and IT should lessen as companies like VMware try to make their software more accessible.
While software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) don’t necessarily require each other to add value to an enterprise, they are collectively being joined at the proverbial hip.
The rise of IT automation frameworks will force companies to rethink who in the IT organization will ultimately be responsible for networking.
High hopes about for network automation, but what's realistic?