Cloud, Networking & Infrastructure

Cloud, Networking and Infrastructure Services covers the tools, technologies, and operational processes that let enterprises use hybrid cloud to securely deliver core IT services and individualized digital workspaces.

It covers software-defined networking (SDN) and SD-WAN along with ongoing WAN economics research; public, private, and hybrid clouds, IaaS and PaaS/iPaaS; cloud infrastructure, orchestration, and management; containers and microservices; cloud security, and automation, DevOps, AIOps, and agile methodologies. It also covers the Identity-Driven Infrastructure used to deliver digital workspaces: desktops as a service (DaaS), virtual desktops and applications, directory-driven application delivery and customer IAM, unified endpoint management, and integration tools.

Principal Research Analyst

John Burke

Topics Covered:

  • Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud
  • Cloud Management Platforms (CMP)
  • Network as a Service (NaaS)
  • Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Virtual Network Functions (VNFs)
  • Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN)
  • WAN-Cloud Exchanges (WAN-CX)
  • Containers
  • DevOps
  • Infrastructure as Code
  • Whitebox switching
  • Automation
  • Microservices and DevOps
  • Cloud orchestration
  • Cloud Access Brokers
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS), and Serverless
  • Data Centers and Edge Computing
  • Machine learning for AI-driven Operations (AIOps)
  • Desktops as a Service
  • Virtual Desktops and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
  • Application virtualization
  • Identity and Access Management for IT service delivery
  • Unified Endpoint Management
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