Solve the Cloud Networking Conundrum With SD-WAN

By Shamus McGillicuddy on Jan 9, 2018 2:41:04 PM

Enterprise networking professionals have a cloud problem, even if they don’t know it. Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) solutions can help them solve this problem.

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CA Technologies Pushes for Diversity in Tech Industry

By Shamus McGillicuddy on Nov 16, 2017 2:41:03 PM

Despite what you hear from trolls, bigots, and misogynists, diversity in the technology industry is a good thing. But the philosophy of diversity needs more champions. Tech companies and IT organizations need to expand their workforce beyond the herds of white men that have dominated the industry for decades.

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SDN and the Data Center of the Future

By Shamus McGillicuddy on Oct 16, 2017 12:42:17 PM

Despite some recent obituaries published by my peers, software-defined networking is not dead. But perhaps certain aspects of it are dead or dying. If that’s the case, I say: “SDN is dead. Long live SDN.”

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The Internet of Things will Drive Network Management Evolution

By Shamus McGillicuddy on Jul 26, 2017 3:34:24 PM

EMA research has determined that network managers will need to upgrade, expand, and adapt their network monitoring and management tools and practices if they are going to support the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Optimizing the Business With Network Analytics

By Shamus McGillicuddy on Jun 7, 2017 3:36:32 PM

Some network operations teams are discovering that they possess a critical asset that can transform enterprises: network data.

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Cisco introduces “Digital Building” Catalyst switches for IoT

By Shamus McGillicuddy on Feb 10, 2017 5:03:17 PM

Cisco recently announced a new series of Catalyst “Digital Building” switches. These Catalyst switches are designed for connecting and powering Internet of Things (IoT) devices and systems in smart buildings and other related environments. For example, one design innovation is the use of a separate power plate for Power over Ethernet (PoE), so even when an administrator reboots the device or updates its software, the switch will continue to deliver power to peripheral devices such as smart lighting and surveillance cameras.

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Juniper founder steps away to run new startup Fungible: What is Fungible?

By Shamus McGillicuddy on Feb 10, 2017 10:45:30 AM

What is Fungible, Inc., the new startup created by Juniper Networks’ founder Pradeep Sindhu, working on?

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Dell EMC Opens Door to Bare-Metal Campus Switching

By Shamus McGillicuddy on Jan 26, 2017 2:02:37 PM

Back when Dell EMC was still just known as Dell, its networking business staked out a leadership position by becoming the first mainstream switch manufacturer to embrace bare-metal data center switching. Now it’s moving into the bare-metal campus switching market, too.

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Avaya’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing points to a sale of its networking business

By Shamus McGillicuddy on Jan 26, 2017 2:02:37 PM

Avaya will restructure its debt under the protection of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. The company aims to emerge from this action intact with minimal impact on customers. However, it is very possible that Avaya will sell its network infrastructure business.

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The Software-Defined Future of the WAN

By Shamus McGillicuddy on Jan 26, 2017 2:02:36 PM

Software-defined networking (SDN) exploded onto the scene five years ago with a tremendous amount of hype, but the transition from hype to reality has been a little less explosive. Most enterprises are still in evaluation mode with SDN.

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