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The Friday Five: SD-WAN, Big Data and 2019 Networking Trends

Jan 11, 2019

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.

7 Enterprise Networking Trends to Watch in 2019 – Enterprise Networking Planet

The era in which networking was bound exclusively to physical hardware is long gone. Now, as we move into 2019, Sean Michael Kerner discusses the seven key trends that will likely have an impact on networking in the coming year. These trends include 5G and the rise of edge computing, the emergence of cloud native functions, the maturity of intent-based networking, the continued growth of  SD-WAN, and more.

The Big Problem With Big Data – Forbes

Companies are looking to improve the productivity of users and devices and ensure the best possible application experience by collecting, analyzing and parsing data from corporate networks. However, the problem is that today’s modern enterprise networks are undergoing some big changes, making them much more complex. Without some sort of AI tied to big data analytics being adopted within today’s IT workflows, businesses could drown in a sea of their own data.

Ensuring the Highest Degree of Performance: 5 Factors That Affect Your Network – KnowTechie

Every business needs a high-performing network. When the network isn’t functioning properly, it slows down business processes and can cost the company money by reducing efficiency and interrupting sales. This article discusses the five most common factors that affect a network’s performance. Luckily, with the right network monitoring tools, network teams can easily spot issues and address them right away.


Get Into the Nitty-Gritty of SD-WAN Technology – SearchNetworking

SD-WAN has gotten a lot of attention in the last year or so, but there are many technical aspects of the technology that have been overlooked. It’s important that organizations integrating SD-WAN know how it interacts with other technologies. Knowing how to troubleshoot and monitor SD-WAN issues is also a crucial part of network management. In this SearchNetworking article, Michaela Goss discusses the nitty-gritty parts of SD-WAN that experts often overlook.


Has the Time Come for You Network Managers to Say, “App Team, Serve Thyself”? – Networks Asia

Network operations teams lead the charge for keeping applications up and running. They also play a big role in securing them from attack. While many application hacks can be prevented with secure code, there are still instances where hackers break through with age-old weapons like SQL injection or buffer overflows. Because of this, network teams won’t be able to stop worrying about layer 7 anytime soon. App teams need the application-layer skills and services the network team brings, even if they don’t want to admit it.



Want more of the Friday Five? Check out our last blog: The Friday Five: Change Management, SDN and Application Monitoring.