Evolving IT Networks from Legacy Silos to Radical Responsiveness

by Ichiro Fukuda Enterprise companies have historically organized themselves around functional silos such as R&D, marketing, and sales that focus largely on their own respective value chains and fiercely independent agendas. The nature of the network and IT infrastructure that therefore evolved to accompany this kind of business structure naturally emulated its lack of openness, sharing […]

Why Testing and Debugging Networks is so Difficult

by Nikhil Handigol The network lies at the heart of a modern enterprise’s ability to perform its daily business and operations. When a network outage occurs, due to a policy misconfiguration or a device failure, business grinds to a halt. Almost every week, it seems, we read a new headline where a Fortune 500 company […]

IT Organizational Model Challenges in the Software-Defined World

by Nick Lippis Cloud-based application development – be it software-defined, containers, or micro-servers – coupled with a new type of organizational model enables IT delivery at the speed of business. Still, one of the biggest challenges in deploying cloud solutions is transitioning to a new IT organizational model, which necessitates a change in existing skill […]

Addressing the Challenges of Multi-Vendor Network Environments

By Olivier Huynh Van, CTO, Glue Networks Inc.   Software-defined networking (SDN) has become synonymous with flexible network automation, allowing IT departments to respond quickly to changing business needs. In the modern data center, SDN allows for highly standardized and customer controlled network environments. However, the complexity of multi-vendor and multi-provider WAN infrastructures represents a […]