Cloud and Networking

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...

"You are in a maze of twisty little passages, all alike." That's the phrase that kept running through my head as the folks from Acalvio prebriefed me on Deception 2.0, the second version of the company's advanced threat defense technology. The basic premise behind the company's...

The hybrid service delivery environment wants to be a true hybrid cloud.  One thing it needs in order to get there is a good cloud service broker. What Is Hybrid Cloud? Not what we are doing now.  What we are doing now is, hybrid service delivery: we have...

Based on our 2016 benchmark, some folks are overly optimistic about how much of their workload will be migrated to public cloud by the end of 2018. Cloud Optimists: The Glass Is Half Empty If all you knew about cloud was what you read in any number of breathless articles about it, even the...

[caption id="attachment_2159" align="alignright" width="300"] Darkside economics decouples genius from criminality[/caption] Another day, another ransomware: Security researchers at threat intelligence provider Recorded Future have uncovered Karmen, a ransomware app that is so easy-to-use that novices can set up and run it. Getting started with Karmen costs just...

We've been tracking the shift to cloud for a long time now, both the precipitous and the halting. Precipitous, as with SaaS, which went from an oddball kind of solution few companies used 10 years ago to a ubiquitous solution in use at more than 95%...