NaaS offers flexibility, rapid provisioning, and predictable costs, but needs to resolve issue of vendor lock-in.
Stories by Lee Doyle
Cloud providers offer security and networking tools that third-party platforms can abstract to make management simpler for enterprise IT teams.
Not all SASE providers are created equal - here's how IT decision makers can examine options and choose the best fit.
Rolling out effective zero-trust network access calls for coordinating IT and security teams, data discovery, network segmentation.
Microservices-style apps rely on dependable network infrastructure in order to respond quickly and reliably, and service mesh can be a powerful enabler.
Automation tools can reduce manual tasks and improve security today even though the goal of full automation is still remote.
Each edge computing deployment has very specific requirements - it’s important to find an architecture that works now but can meet future needs.
Covid-19 triggered an increase in work-from-home employees, so IT pros should start work on a better remote-access architecture.
The growing use of cloud services is changing the pattern and the volume of branch-office data across the WAN.
SASE model developed by Gartner ties into SD-WAN, edge computing and SD-Branch, so it warrants attention from networking teams.
IT pros should look for better security, manageability and support but also check whether providers are likely to be acquired or close-up shop.
White-box switches outfitted with independent network operating systems solutions have seen only limited adoption in leading enterprise IT shops.