PwC Research is Clear: Security Requires All Hands on Deck

In a previous blog, I introduced some research that PwC conducted on the changing buying patterns around data center networking. The research was conducted over several months, featuring 35 live interviews and 235 unique survey responses coming primarily from CIOs and VPs of IT from a mix of global companies.

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The Changing Nature of Data Center Networking

The role of IT is changing. As IT used to be viewed as primarily a services organization, modern enterprises of even moderate size and sophistication are relying on IT as a key strategic contributor. With the shift in responsibility, there is a commensurate shift in IT leadership priorities.

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Blockchain: How Will it Affect the Network?

This is part VII of our multi-part blog series on Blockchain. View part VI here and please visit our newly launched blockchain landing page to learn more about how Juniper views this interesting new technology. The blockchain buzz has now gone mainstream.

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Data center equipment criteria: Graceful evolution

As industries mature and their solutions become more hardened, evaluation criteria will naturally change. Data center equipment used to be judged on overall performance and a feature support matrix that included nerd knobs galore. With virtually every enterprise-grade switching solution having the same basic features now, how people think about data center equipment is changing.

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Why centralized cloud isn’t the end state

The IT pendulum swings back and forth fairly reliably between centralized and distributed. Just when you think that everything will be distributed, we find economic reasons to centralize. And before we have moved everything to the middle, we find that there are optimizations to be made by distributing.

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Who is in control of enterprise networking transformations?

It’s fairly well established at this point that enterprise networking is going to go through a transformation of sorts in most companies. Whether that transformation is best described as an architectural step-function change, or a couple of nuanced tweaks is an interesting question.

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Data – Valuable Asset or Business Risk?

Commerce is built on the concept of the value chain. The notion that you can take something of relatively little worth and, through various processes, increase its value is fundamental to a sustainable global economy. And, in the early part of the 21st century, it is “data” that gives rise to perhaps the most significant contemporary […]

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Making the Case for Network Automation in Higher Education

Network automation allows IT teams to provision services instantly. This will become increasingly important as big data, analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence make their way onto campus networks.  Once connected, billions of devices will be producing huge amounts of data.

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Roll back or roll forward: How to tell if you are really looking for DevOps

A lot of companies look at what the major cloud and XaaS providers are doing with their operations and develop some form of cloud envy. They dream of a highly automated infrastructure capable of making lots of changes at a moment’s notice. Their CFOs envision a lean workforce capable of supporting thousands of devices with […]

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