The industry is at a crossroads. And this isn’t just hyperbole – we as an industry have some decisions to make around what we stand for – as engineers, operators,

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Networking Innovation Built to Contend with the Unknowns

When it comes to the future of networking, and specifically the role of routing, there are many known opportunities. You’ve read about them or maybe it’s come up in conversations

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The Importance of Testing in Automated Network Operations

Never before has IT been as much of a potential competitive differentiator than it is today. The ability to get business applications into production quickly can make the difference between

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The Wisdom of the Giants in SD-WAN

When it comes to your branch how can SD-WAN upgrade without also uprooting? Tall trees may tell. Podcast on YouTube | Podcast on Soundcloud A Branch’s Reach Should Not Exceed

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Seven Deadly Deceptions of Network Automation

The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions. – Leonardo da Vinci “Network automation does not an automated network make.” Those same words started my formative piece on

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Connectivity for a Multicloud Architecture

While most of the emphasis in multicloud tends to be on the layers that allow for seamless policy and control across multiple domains, there is still an underlying dependence on

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Software-Defined Branch as a Key Part of Multicloud

Multicloud will blur the lines between typical places-in-network (PINs) in a way that no other technology has done before. Indeed, for the promise of portable workloads, end-to-end security and automation

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Campus as an Enabler for Multicloud

When the discussion of cloud or multicloud comes up in our industry, the conversation almost invariably defaults to data centers. Whether it’s the move to data center fabrics or the

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Delivering a Multicloud-Ready Data Center

Delivering a multicloud-ready data center In the enterprise, there isn’t a hotter battlefield for new technology than the data center. It sits at the center of cloud, so it is

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Not all deep buffer switches are created equal

The need for deep-buffer switches in data centers has been a debated topic in the industry for several years. However, are all deep-buffer switches available in the market today created

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