Currently, the next wave of cellular technology certainly has its shortcomings. For instance, 5G faces a dearth of devices, smaller coverage ranges and hefty premiums.
In addition to high speeds and low latency, the emergence of 5G cellular technology could put some pressure on the market prices of incumbent WAN connectivity.
As 5G deployment ramps up in the coming years, the technology will transform enterprise WAN connectivity, help drive SD-WAN rollouts and stir up market competition.
Open source software has an openly available source code that users can adopt or modify. Open source combined with SD-WAN might be a perfect match or a too idealistic goal.
Cost, complexity, security, training, troubleshooting and software bugs are some of the top disadvantages of SD-WAN. See how these issues affect SD-WAN deployment.
The 5G network will likely affect network engineer skills in areas such as security, physical appliances and software. But enterprise teams won’t see too much change, for now.
Edge computing can reduce processing times and improve application performance, but the technology has its issues. Here are six challenges edge computing creates for the network.
A centralized repository of network licenses can help enterprises visualize their IT assets and manage their purchases. But higher costs and amortization issues lurk.
Cisco Smart Licensing, the networking vendor’s fairly new approach to software licensing, aims to provide customers with more visibility and control over their licenses.