Technology Adoption in 2016: Predictions from a Senior Network Engineer

“What do those in the network trenches see coming for 2016? We take a look at one engineer’s predictions.

SDN – (Software Defined Networks) – Dynamic path adjustments are difficult to obtain with traditional IP networking, which makes its forwarding decisions on the best path to the destination address.

DevOps – The merger of software application development and ongoing operations

NFV – (Network Functions Virtualization) – SD WAN or NFV is an easy initial step for organizations that are not ready to jump in with SDN.

Full Stack Engineering – These developers understand the complete structure of an application.  The developers and networking staff need to be able to communicate with each other in order to diagnose problems that hide in obscure parts of the IT infrastructure. “

Source: Technology Adoption in 2016: Predictions from a Senior Network Engineer

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Thanks to NoJitter

Microsoft offers IT guidance to prepare for Windows as a Service

The dreaded Wednesday morning patches get a facelift.  A welcome change for IT shops that have to cope with the myriad of problems that arise when they either accept the weekly Microsoft updates or reject them.

“Microsoft is slowly but surely trying to wean IT pro to make changes in the way they validate and apply new fixes and features in preparation for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016.”

Source: Microsoft offers IT guidance to prepare for Windows as a Service | ZDNet

Thanks to ZDNet

Three components to a successful wireless deployment: Survey survey and survey

Do enough wireless deployments and Christian’s words ring true, so true.  And if the vendor is charging you large sums of money for the survey, call another vendor.  Quality vendors win when their implement their own survey and include it in the competitive pricing.

Three components to a successful wireless deployment: Survey, survey and survey The Mobile Frontier.

Thanks to developerWorks

Will Lightning Strike Twice on Windows Migration?

Another opportunity looms for SMBs to take a long look at their infrastructure risk as Windows 2003 Server support goes away.  I don’t know about you, but I don’t advise any of my clients to risk business interruptions due to lack of support.

And Microsoft is NOT the bad guy in this one.  Come on, its been 12 years.

Will Lightning Strike Twice on Windows Migration?.

Thanks to ChannelNomics

How Well Do You Know Hybrid Cloud – Quiz?

The public/private cloud converstaions continues as smaller and smaller businesses consider the advantages of hybrid cloud deployments.  The financial advantages have led support thus far, but there are other considerations that are now being considered as well.

Quiz: How Well Do You Know Cloud? | InterConnections – The Equinix Blog.

Thanks to InterConnections – The Equinix Blog