Join Zscaler at the ONUG Spring 2021 Virtual Conference

Learn how to transform with confidence using zero trust Zscaler has been pleased to sponsor ONUG conferences in years past, and 2021 is no exception. This week’s ONUG Spring 2021 Virtual Conference promises to cover the key challenges we all faced and the lessons we learned during the past tumultuous year. In ONUG’s words, “We will digest […]

Enabling Enterprise Transformation with Cloud Native Networking

A decade ago, venture capitalist Marc Andreessen wrote a WSJ opinion article that provocatively (at that time) stated that “Software is eating the world”. Today it’s safe to say that almost all enterprises are developing new applications for business processes by integrating in-house development, commercial offerings, and incorporating more SaaS and open-source components. Organizations are […]

The Importance of Automation for Achieving Compliance Across Todays Hybrid, Multi-Cloud Networks

The Network: Here, There, and Everywhere A few years ago, if you asked someone on a networking team, “Where is the network?,” they would probably show you a wiring closet or a data center. They might also describe where the wireless access points are located and how remote offices are connected through MPLS or leased […]

Is Your IT Orchestration Intelligent Enough for the Digital Future?

Enterprises have embarked upon the digital transformation journey for the last decade. We have learned that it’s not just a technological shift, but an organizational change in people, process and technology. The transformation itself is a multi-faceted change of the organization that renders the enterprise nimble, agile and efficient enabling the business to flourish. Figure […]

Koch Industries Deploys Alkira for Its Cloud Networking Journey

As more and more companies move to the cloud, the question becomes one of network infrastructure. How do organizations design, deploy and support a cloud-based network? Is it possible to achieve the end-to-end visibility that organizations require? Does the level of complexity make it impossible to securely manage resources? Listen to Matt Hoag, Senior Enterprise […]

Automating NetOps in a Multi-Cloud World

Across industries, enterprise network architects are adding new agility and flexibility to their network infrastructure stacks through public cloud technologies like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offerings. While the benefits of network elasticity, cost savings, and capex avoidance are relatively well understood, NetOps professionals often struggle with managing […]

Using Network Automation to Address Cybersecurity Threats

The widespread impact of the SolarWinds (Sunburst and Supernova) security hacks sent network teams scrambling to react, assess the impact and mitigate any potential damage. Organizations needed to conduct a forensic assessment phase to determine if they were affected then follow the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) emergency directive 21-01 to take steps to […]

How will the Fortune 500 adopt SASE?

In 2019, Gartner defined a new category, that it said will transform network security as we know it – the Secure Access Service Edge (SASE). What is SASE? It is a new architecture to deliver common networking and security capabilities to every user, accessing any application, at any location, in a consistent way. This value […]

Cultivating Diversity: Strategies and Approaches

Technology companies have a diversity and inclusion problem. Many have promised to improve, but the reality is few have made significant headway. Google reported improvement in 2020 but still fell short of what would be considered a diverse workforce. 5.5% of employees were Black 6.6% of employees identified as Latinx  32.5% of employees were women […]

How Technology Enabled ERM’s Employees to Work from Anywhere

A remote-first workforce presents challenges for IT. It’s one thing to download a file using the office network. It’s an entirely different experience when trying to download that same file from halfway around the world. Ian Trueman, Director of IT Operations at ERM, faced exactly that situation as more end-users began working from home. This […]

How Gluware Helped Acuity’s Complex EVPN Network Management Easy

As more organizations expand their digital footprint, they will grow to depend on network reliability, security, and adaptability. Traffic patterns will change as remote workers continue to increase. Network reliability will become increasingly important as a disruption in service means a disturbance throughout the enterprise.   Manual configuration is error-prone, which is why many companies are […]

The Network Landscape: Acute Disruption

Over 95% of business executives believe that the pandemic accelerated their digital transformation.  Analysts suggest that COVID-19 accelerated the worldwide digital transformation by five to six years, making it an acute disruption in how the world does business. Daniel Lawson of Verizon agrees, indicating that networks are at the center of this shift. In this […]