Network Operations in 2023: The Cost Fundamentals are Broken!
Networks have become the lifeblood of every modern business and by far the single largest capital asset owned by every organization. And even with the race to migrate applications to...
June 22, 2018
Last week, thousands of people attended CiscoLive US in Orlando – the premier event for network professionals around the globe. It was five days of intense learning, making new connections and witnessing the future of networking. If you happened to miss out on this year’s event, we’re recapping the top storylines and ideas presented during the show, specifically around key networking workflows: security, troubleshooting, change management and SDN.
To the surprise of no one, software-defined everything — SDN, SD-WAN, SDDC (software-defined data center) — dominated the conversation. As businesses steadily move in the SD direction, it’s clear that SDN has gone from early-adopter to early-mainstream stage. No longer flavor of the month in the hype cycle, SDN is starting to “get real” for network engineers.
No longer flavor of the month in the hype cycle, SDN is starting to “get real” for network engineers.
Specifically, we saw that Cisco ACI adoption is picking up market momentum, with many companies deploying large-scale ACI fabric for production traffic.
We heard a lot about how enterprises are struggling to maintain visibility (topological, path and traffic) and control (security, service availability and performance) during this transition. Consequently, the need for end-to-end service visibility, security and policy enforcement was a major theme throughout this year’s Cisco Live.
Open integration continues to be “table stakes” for network management solutions — integrating external data sources for processing in another system.
Our NetBrain team was busy presenting a wealth of information during CiscoLive, including:
Visitors to our newly designed exhibit also got an inside look at our latest product update, Integrated Edition 7.1. And we showcased our newest partnership with HCL’s NetBot, which allows us to advance automation capabilities, and our integration with Cisco ACI to support ACI and hybrid network environments.
Check back soon for videos and more on these sessions and other learnings from Cisco Live that will give you the inside look at the event and its key takeaways.