Cloud and Networking

The time has come for IT to once again dive into the world of homegrown automation for running their networks. Network teams have a love/hate relationship with automation, and have had for decades. Time after time, they have tentatively extended the reach of automation, working with...

Nokia is bringing enterprise services to the fore in a concerted effort to increase its reach (and revenues) outside its better known communications service provider markets. They want IoT, 5G, and SD-WAN to be their foot (feet?) in the enterprise door, creating opportunities to expand...

I attended the Mitel Next conference in Phoenix last week. Though no big announcements came out of the conference, there were some key takeways. Mitel executives conveyed the message to customers and partners that they’re not abandoning on-premises Unified Communications (UC) or contact center customers. Unlike...

[caption id="attachment_4442" align="alignleft" width="300"] Not just a box: Firewall, router, SD-WAN, and WAN optimizer![/caption] AT&T's Universal CPE It’s always fun seeing something you’ve helped with reach fruition. So I was thrilled yesterday at the AT&T Summit to finally see the universal CPE (uCPE) device. AT&T has made...

I've been mulling over things I learned at the recent CenturyLink analyst day. I keep coming back to their pledge to not lose focus on the fact that they own a transport network, and to make sure that fact can provide differentiation when considering new...

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Cloud Migration Realities Almost half of all organizations in Nemertes'  2017/18 Cloud and Network Benchmark are using IaaS in production. However, on average they have only 12% to 17% of their workload in IaaS environments. Similar numbers use PaaS and at a similar rate. Moreover, based...

There's been a lot of buzz around Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods. The upshot? Most pundits conclude that Amazon wants to enhance its ability to offer groceries online. That may be true, but we think it's far from the whole story. Our view is that Amazon's purchase...

We are big fans of the SD-WAN revolution (although looking forward to the time when we stop thinking of SD-WAN as something new and different and start thinking of it as table stakes for WAN edge connectivity). One of the big benefits of rolling SD-WAN...

Although traditional models of separation of duties are incompatible with DevOps, the principle can certainly be applied--and must be, in the long term. Separation of Duties: The Boogieman? Today in an interview for our Cloud and Network benchmark, the IT professional on the other end of the...

Some principles of IT don't change just because all the moving parts are changing.  Containers and DevOps and cloud make it easier to start and change things quickly, but they won't move a million line Cobol program over night. Inertia and Microservices In a fascinating benchmark interview this...

Cisco's recently announced decision to acquire SD-WAN provider Viptela for $610 million in cash and equity represents both a major validation of the SD-WAN technology space, and a thrown gauntlet to all other SD-WAN providers. Although Cisco has been heavily promoting its own iWAN SD-WAN...