Automating network lifecycle management using AI

Managing devices and policies on a traditional network is a complex, manual task. So, what if we could automate the process leveraging AI? Traditionally, networking has relied on manually setting up individual policies for network devices. Because each vendor’s interface and syntax were unique, network administrators and team members had to learn the syntax for […]

SD-WAN: Building a network of networks

The stage is now set for a significant transformation in networking due to our ever-increasing expectation to connect anywhere and at any time. The move of applications — in particular more data hungry and time sensitive applications like video and voice — to cloud environments is driving this transformation. The combination of these factors means […]

N is for networks

This post is part of a continuing series, “Digital: from A to Z,” that explores what it means to be “digital” from A to Z, broken down into individual blog posts diving deeper into various subjects. Check back regularly to see continuing posts as I work my way through the alphabet and let me know: What’s […]

5G will transform enterprise mobile

Some big changes to network speed and mobile applications are just around the corner, and enterprises would be wise to prepare. So says a comprehensive annual report from enterprise consultancy Deloitte. Perhaps the most significant development for enterprise mobile initiatives is the rollout of 5G, the fifth generation of cellular networks. Deloitte predicts “significant tangible steps toward the […]

IT’s the way that you say it: The pitfalls of parlance

Have we allowed an obsession around priority setting to allow marketers to influence our judgement? It may be an early tangent, but think of how a traditional Western meal is described. It comprises a main element, usually a significant protein source, and then in another breath, the accompaniments. Has this approach of descending significance, when […]

The modern network: Where it’s all headed

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Having network components described and automated by software is part of the move toward declarative IT, where all aspects of IT are abstracted and programmatically provisioned as a service. Virtualizing the entire IT stack and running it on commodity hardware is transforming the data center. Software defined networks (SDNs) will integrate with data center network […]

Automation and analytics play key role in modern networks

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Modern software defined networks (SDNs) would not be modern without the value that big data adds. Using analytics for the management and reporting of network utilization, we can spot trends and deviations through event correlation and adding context to the enterprise data model. This can be used for greater levels of optimization, or for early […]

The seven deadly sins of firewall admins

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough,” said Einstein. With this in mind, here’s a very simple analogy that explains the purpose of a firewall, followed by the seven deadly sins of firewall admins the world over. By CSC’s Eric Pinkerton Imagine an airport made up of a number of ‘zones’— check […]