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The Friday Five: Networks of the Future, DevOps, and SDN Security

October 19, 2018

Twice a month, we highlight five popular news stories from the world of networking, security and automation. Here are the top five stories from the last two weeks:

IoT Analytics Guide: What to Expect from Internet of Things Data – Network World

The constant growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) is complicating business operations within enterprise IT. With more and more connected devices and data sources sprouting up daily, IT teams can’t possibly manage IT functions with traditional methods. However, by applying advanced analytics and machine learning tools, organizations will gain new insights that can help them make more informed business decisions.

Using Network Performance Management and Diagnostics to Lower Disruption – ITProPortal

Traditional networks are transforming into hybrid ones, with the implementation of new technologies like SDN, NFV and the cloud. In fact, Gartner predicts that cloud infrastructure services will grow 35.9 percent in 2018, and IDC predicts that SD-WAN will grow at a 40.4 percent CAGR from 2017 to 2022. With all this change, networks are at risk for significant disruption. This article explains how organizations can reduce that risk.

Networks of the Future: What Automation and IBN Can Do for You – SearchNetworking

Many network enterprises have begun to automate network management to avoid time-consuming manual tasks, but fewer have fully explored the new concept of intent-based networking (IBN). IBN has the potential to enable network professionals to manage their networks by telling the network what they want it to do, then let the automated network take over. This report from SearchNetworking discusses the capabilities of network automation and IBN, as well as what tools organizations should consider.

Software-Defined Networking Security Involves 3 Factors – SearchSDN

Many organizations leverage SDN for improved enterprise network security, but it’s still important to secure the SDN architecture itself. Here, John Burke describes how in order for IT teams to secure the SDN platform, they must protect confidentiality of the data flowing in the software-defined network, protect the integrity of the SDN system, and ensure the continued availability of network services.

5 Reasons DevOps and Security Need to Work Together – Forbes

DevOps has the power to speed up business processes and development cycles while allowing organizations to meet the constantly evolving needs of their customers. However, when DevOps and security teams are not working together, enterprises are at risk. According to a recent survey, 68 percent of cybersecurity professionals are demanded to do everything possible to not slow business down. Over half of companies cut back on security measures to meet a business deadline. It’s easy to see why breaches happen with stats like these.

 

Want more of the Friday Five? Check out our last blog: The Friday Five: IoT Security, Data Center Networks and IT Collaboration

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