SDWAN 2.0: The Right Stuff for a Multi-Cloud World

When I started my career in networking  (longer ago than I care to admit), the industry was struggling with incompatible systems at the protocol and interface level. As a budding young engineer concerned with ordering a chaotic technosphere, the OSI model seemed like just the remedy. That was an era where innovation moved a lot […]

Navigating Your Security Options with SD-WAN

SD-WAN opens up many security options to explore. For virtualized security, as more companies adopt SD-WAN technology to enhance the agility of their networking architecture, they must give strong consideration to how and where to apply security across the network. For example, retailers with a lot of store locations can benefit from virtualized SD-WAN and […]

Streaming Telemetry Has Arrived. Why You Should Care.

About 30 years ago, we began connecting devices such as routers, hubs, and printers to IP networks. That meant these resources went from being mostly housed in one location like a data center to spread all throughout an organization’s operations. IT and NetOps teams immediately recognized that they needed a standardized way to monitor and […]

“AI for IT” Is Real and Gaining Momentum Quickly

I will be first to admit that marketing can sometimes get ahead of reality. It is our job to create a story that paints an appealing vision of the future, knowing that it may take a little while for engineering to actually “catch up”. And when multiple vendors start screaming the same buzzwords from the […]

Why Network Monitoring Doesn’t Stop with SD-WAN

Network teams often look to SD-WAN as a silver bullet for all of their management and monitoring needs, hoping these tools can help curtail the major pitfalls that are notorious for derailing enterprise cloud migration. But not every team’s path to the cloud is the same, especially as companies become increasingly distributed and rely on […]

Autonomous Networks, Not Network Automation

In today’s fast-paced cloud environments, automation is required to effectively manage systems of any size. Often the goal is to do more with less, so operators can strive to look beyond what it takes to keep the lights on; this is the same for managing the network or system infrastructure. Even though network operators face […]