Flat networks make it possible to centrally provision resources without having to reconfigure policies.
Software-defined Networking (SDN) is a new approach to designing, building and managing networks. The basic concept is that SDN separates the network’s control (brains) and forwarding (muscle) planes to make it easier to optimize each.
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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.
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.
SDN technologies are diverse, making it difficult for network engineers to know what technologies they should learn to master.
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Carrier virtualization, programmability and the massive data sets from machine learning and analytics are driving new requirements for data centers.
Network virtualization will allow companies to micro-segment traffic by application.
Organizations that implement network virtualization are starting to appreciate another advantage: It enables them to achieve compliance.
Hyperconverged infrastructure requires IT organizations to consider a scale out architecture.
While cloud computing represents a significant advance, it's really the network edge computing phenomenon that will transform the digital end user experience.
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.
For as long as any of us can remember, fulfillment and assurance were two independent processes, mostly because they were conceived, operated and purchased by separate departments.
The NV market continues to grow and evolve, supporting many different technologies and vendor platforms as customers look for the right mix.