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SDN, Network Management, and You

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…

Configuring and Monitoring the Next Gen Network

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…

How to Hyper-converge Effectively

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…

The Benefits of Integrating Monitoring with ITSM Solutions

When you evaluate a monitoring solution for your environment, consider the solution’s ability to integrate with other applications and services. Most notably, a monitoring solution should be able to integrate…

Intent-based Networking – A Must for SDN

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…

The Five Commandments of Tomorrow’s Network

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,…

Windows Guest Licensing: To KMS or Not?

To better combat software piracy, Microsoft introduced License Activation with Windows XP/Server 2003; however, activation was pretty much implied and automatic if you had volume license keys. When these keys,…

The Challenges of Network Virtualization Technologies

Network virtualization, software defined network (SDN), and network function virtualization (NFV) have taken the communication industry by storm. They are no longer buzzwords; the industry is seriously focusing and converging…

Looking Backward to Look Forward

“Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past” -unspecified “wise men” quoted by Niccolò Machiavelli With so many articles out there telling me how SDN will change the…

The Premise of Premises: All Clouds Are Not Created Equal

There’s a common misconception in the IT industry. This misconception stems from the premise that the premises of your infrastructure will either be more expensive or less expensive based on its…

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