Next-Generation Networking

Edge computing is vital not just to the burgeoning world of real-time responsive IoT, but to enterprise network security, as these IoT systems multiply and spread. Edge computing creates a distributed infrastructure with centralized management and lights-out -- or remote -- operations built on private cloud infrastructure. Edge...

Everything is different now. That's true for all of us, as we cope with the enduring presence and lingering aftereffects of the Covid-19 pandemic. But it's particularly true for enterprise technologists, who are witnessing a once-in-a-generation set of paradigm shifts that are transforming how companies and...

As enterprises begin to embrace the idea of edge computing, all evaluations should begin with use cases. After all, the only reason to deploy resources on or near a remote location, as opposed to in a data center or in the cloud, is to meet stringent,...

According to Nemertes' Cloud and Cybersecurity 2019-2020 Research Study, 2019 was the year the average enterprise for the first time found more than half its IT workloads running outside the data center. This ongoing shift of enterprise IT work into cloud environments -- whether SaaS,...

The ultimate end state of software-defined network security is what we at Nemertes Research call deep segmentation. The term refers to the ability to finely control what entities can see, who they communicate with and how they do this, end to end across the enterprise network. With...

  "Water, water, every where, nor any drop to drink." This line from Samuel Taylor Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner could just as easily apply to CIOs seeking to fill crucial spots in their IT organizations. The world may seem full of systems engineers, network specialists...

There are still savings to realize with new networking approaches, even though the time has passed when an you might expect to make massive cuts in WAN spending by deploying SD-WAN and using it to facilitate a switch off MPLS and onto Internet-only connectivity. Why To...

Our brand-spanking-new (independent, unsponsored) network research study, Next Generation Networks 2020-2021, documented a few just-pre-Covid facts about the network that surprised us. Why SD-WAN and Cloud Networking First, less than 40% of WAN traffic (on average) fits into the paradigmatic WAN traffic pattern of starting from an...

I am writing this as I prepare to travel for work, and so of course COVID-19 is on my mind. Beyond all the worries of the moment for family and community, I am thinking about IT (that's my job, after all) and wondering: will the...

Yesterday I moderated a panel discussion at a Wall Street Technology Association event on cloud-first design. I was asked to give an industry perspective to lay the ground work for our wonderful panel of technologists. With 10 minutes and no slides, I offered these 10...

In the wake of out most recent round of cloud and cybersecurity research, I've been thinking about the slow evolution of application security and the evocative, if misleading, concept of "zero trust." Trust and Application Security, v. 1.0 I am (to my occasional astonishment) old enough to...

You Are Already Multicloud; How's it Going? In point of fact, most organizations have been trivially multicloud for years. After all, about 97% have been using multiple SaaS providers for years. More recently, a majority - two-thirds, in Nemertes 2019-2020 Cloud and Cybersecurity Research Study -...