Open source is a driving factor in enterprise technology, and it is fueling the move to open networking and SDN. As businesses are “betting the business” on open source in cloud and enterprise platforms, networking, the last bastion of proprietary stacks, is ready to be toppled.
The Internet of Things is exploding, but even faster than its rate of growth is the rate of known exploits. Manufacturers have built devices with little or no regard to security best practices and this is leaving customers and consumers exposed.
Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) is changing the technology landscape, but more importantly, SD-WAN is having a real impact on the business side of the equation. SD-WAN vendor Silver Peak is recognized for the WAN expertise and driving the clear business benefits with SD-WAN.
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There is plenty afoot in the datacenter that is impacting networks, but the drive for new network technologies will not come from hardware or even networking software. True change will be driven by the applications that need a different network to support massive data needs.
While most consider Cisco Systems and Apple to be at different ends of the technology spectrum, their relationship as endpoint and network controllers is deepening with announcements that tie the two together.