The biggest thing enterprises can do to be more cloud-like

The rate of technology introduction in IT is faster than ever. And it’s accelerating. With each new technology comes an associated hype cycle, leaving enterprises fatigued with how to manage everything. To make things worse, there is a bit of Keeping Up with the Joneses.

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Learning how to run IT from the US CIO: Ride the Wave

IT is a cost center. We have to divert money from critical business functions to keep it alive. We need more cost controls so that more of our spend can go towards core activities. We need to control our own destiny, so we can’t have dependencies with IT. If only IT would hire smarter engineers, […]

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Networking’s machine learning missing link: Training data

It’s hard to get through a single sales pitch or conference keynote without hearing someone extol the virtues of machine learning and the thing it will eventual enable, artificial intelligence. In the networking world, we are all agog with visions of how the technology will transform our industry.

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As NFV Displaces Dedicated Network Functions, Who is Managing Service Levels?

As NFV gains mainstream production status across carriers and service providers worldwide, important facts about the realities of a software-defined network world are coming to light.  Service levels for network functions—more commonly referred to as “service assurance”—is a concept created in the days when network functions were anything but virtual.

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Blockchain for Network Operators

Welcome to part 3 of our multi-part blog series on Blockchain – see part 2 here. When any new technology emerges, particularly a technology such as Blockchain that many are predicting will ultimately lead to a fundamentally new kind of internet, our customers ask us some form of, “why should we care?” To supplement these conversations […]

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IoT and Multi-access Edge Computing: A perfect match

Not every major technology trend will land. Some of them are well-intentioned but difficult to implement. Others appear to be solutions looking for problems. But when you find a couple of technologies that pair well together, it can accelerate both of them as they bring co-conspirators together in pursuit of something better.

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How telcos and clouds are changing open source

There is little debate that open source is increasingly important across all of the major infrastructure areas: compute, storage, networking, and applications. But the role of open source and in some cases even the purpose are being being changed as the major drivers shift from vendors whose primary objective is to carve out a business […]

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Organizational risk of next-generation networking

As the emphasis in networking shifts from device management to over-the-top integrations with the move towards automation and DevOps, our network engineers will spend an increasing percentage of their time working above the devices that form the foundation of the systems over which they have dominion.

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