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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SDN Thinking Lags Behind Technology

Thanks for waking us up, Martin!  Being ahead of the curve is always a good idea for companies who make their livings developing and marketing technologies that are barely understood at the outset.

I am reminded of those movies we saw in elementary school that depicted Columbus’ struggle with the Queen and court over arguments that the world was flat and that his ships would sail off the edge if his voyages were funded by the crown.

Sounds a lot like SDN and the faith it takes to accept the vision of its architects and technologists.  But if we trace most technology history for the past 250 years, we find the same conversation.  Only today, there are far more participants because technology itself has provided the means for more to engage and be involved.

The horse is out of the barn – to use another historical reference.

Now what, folks?

SDN Thinking Lags Behind Technology, VMware’s Casado Says –

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High Interest in ACI Enough For Cisco To “Lead SDN?”

Application Centric Infrastructure is another of those new buzzwords that defines the emerging value of SDN or Software Defined Networks.

The threat to Cisco is the fact that the hardware portion of switching and routing is relatively inexpensive when compared to the costs of writing and updating the embedded software used in the devices.  And they intend to continue to be the market leader for a long time.

Is Reportedly High Interest in ACI Enough For Cisco To “Lead SDN?” | Data Center Knowledge.

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