Category: Networks

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The Business Challenges We See Today

November 28, 2017

Over the next few weeks, I will be releasing a series of articles covering the value of data analytics and insight, focusing on five of the key business drivers that I have seen within the industry. With the IT landscape constantly changing, let’s look …





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SDN, Network Management, and You

December 8, 2015

The industry has been busy discussing the nature of SDN, or software-defined networking. They are wondering if SDN is Openflow. Or maybe it just programs the network through open APIs, which can be anything other than Openflow. Take, for example, Netconf/Yang. Or maybe it’s something traditional, like SNMP? …


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Configuring and Monitoring the Next Gen Network

December 8, 2015

In Intent-Based Networking – A Must for SDN, an article published on this site, Faisal Khan makes the very valid point that “SDN is about making networking more flexible and agile through programming network elements. [P]rogramming needs to be done in a standard way, [thus] standardizing the …


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How to Hyper-converge Effectively

December 2, 2015

Hyper-converged offerings are gaining popularity, and more vendors are entering the arena. Everything is software-defined; therefore, the technology cannot be separated like in a converged offering. This can bring a new challenge when it comes to monitoring. In the case of a converged offering, …



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Intent-based Networking – A Must for SDN

November 16, 2015

SDN is about making networking more flexible and agile through programming network elements. Such programming needs to be done in a standard way. Hence, standardizing the southbound protocol that directly commands a network element to forward traffic is important. So is the northbound protocol …


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The Five Commandments of Tomorrow’s Network

November 10, 2015

Recently, I’ve been giving some thought  to the roadblocks I discover when I attempt network automation and orchestration, and how those roadblocks affect the software-defined data center idea as a whole. As a result, I have a few suggestions for how to prepare a network – and the …