Hyper Scalable Security for Hyper Agile Infrastructures: What You Need to Know

Agile Infrastructures bring hyper scale challenges Once narrowly defined as applications specifically built to run and scale on the cloud, the term “cloud native” has evolved to encompass any app built using cloud services. This broadening of the definition has led to the emergence of new terminology such as “hyper-scale” and “agile infrastructure” to describe cloud workloads designed to handle infinite scale – workloads built with containers, Kubernetes and serverless technologies.  By design, hyper-scale applications are highly modular, with each component running in its own…

Essential Considerations for Your Multi-Cloud Network Security Strategy

Public cloud providers have really begun to step up their game when it comes to security. Each provider offers a tool kit of cloud-native services to ensure that you’re able to adequately safeguard your applications and data that reside in their infrastructure. But as the industry begins to leverage services and storage from multiple cloud providers, building secure network connectivity that can transcend proprietary cloud networking constructs and work across multiple clouds can become increasingly challenging.  In this article, we investigate the crucial factors and…

IBM Hybrid Cloud Mesh: Reimagining Multicloud Networking With Applications Taking Center Stage

With the launch of IBM Hybrid Cloud Mesh, application-centric connectivity helps you take back control of enterprise networking. Private clouds, public clouds, SaaS, on-premises and edge—as organizations leverage a more distributed, robust cloud-based strategy, they can also face more significant management and compliance challenges. This shift to the cloud may have, in many ways, left the traditional enterprise network stranded—no longer transporting the bulk of the enterprise network traffic, which now floats between the clouds and over the public internet. The probable result of this…

3 Steps to an Open Access, Cloud-Centric WAN

As organizations continue to embrace cloud computing, the traditional wide area network (WAN) architecture is struggling to keep up with the increasing demand for fast, reliable, and secure access to cloud applications and services. Gartner analysts Simon Richard and Sumit Rajput recently addressed these challenges in a Gartner for Technical Professionals research note, Optimize WAN Architectures for Workloads That Span the Hybrid Cloud and the Multicloud 1. Richard and Rajput note that “When they first started deploying workloads in the cloud, most IT organizations realized…

Delivering on the Promise of Observability with Automation

A long time ago in a NOC far, far away, performance monitoring tools were designed to monitor critical on-premise assets.  The process of onboarding devices and data was largely manual, and oftentimes meant visibility was designed to be partial at best; monitoring critical assets was enough. When something went wrong somewhere beyond the scope of the platform (which is generally where things went terribly wrong), engineers went looking the old-fashioned way.  Cue scrambles, late nights, and finger-pointing With the ubiquity of SaaS, the increase in…

Reducing IT Costs Without Sacrificing the Digital Experience

IT teams around the world are being asked to reduce spending due to the macro-economic environment, but meanwhile inflation is already stretching budgets. So, how do you cut spending when expenses are rising sharply? Cutting spending across the enterprise might bring an organization within budget, but it also can negatively affect employees’ digital experience and productivity. IT teams need a way to streamline spending by optimizing cloud and network traffic and eliminating IT waste like bloated software spend and unnecessary hardware replacements. Here are a…

Multi-cloud Usage Ramps Up, Brings Multi-challenges with its Expansion

Many organizations have meaningful multi-cloud projects underway. Of the majority (75%) of businesses deploying apps in multi-clouds, 63% use three or more clouds according to a Propeller Insights survey. Overall, just above half (56%) find it challenging to manage workloads across different cloud providers, citing difficulties with security, reliability, and—generally—connectivity. The litany of different challenges associated with distributed, multi-cloud applications can slow the progress towards the realized benefits, that so many institutions need desperately in the looming economy. And even though the adoption of proper…

IP Fabric: Network Assurance 101

October 2022 saw IP Fabric’s debut at the ONUG conference in New York to spread the word about how Network Assurance is helping customers reinvent their network operations for the multi-cloud era. IP Fabric Solution Architect Justin Jeffery presented a session entitled “Network Assurance 101” which explained the approach and how IP Fabric’s platform delivers on its promise. If you missed the conference a recorded version can be found on the ONUG website. What is Network Assurance? Think of quality assurance in a production process,…

Proactive Detection and Isolation of Congestion in IP-based SANs

Introduction As all networking continues to consolidate around TCP/IP and Solid-State Disk (SSD) memory becomes a more pervasive form of storage, the Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) standard is growing in use. Augtera Networks and Dell Technologies have partnered to create a NVMe/TCP solution with Network Performance Monitoring. Specifically, Augtera’s Network AI provides high-fidelity detection of the TCP flows impacted by congestion and identify the root of the congestion. In this blog, we describe how this is done, and the impact of AI/ML in delivering this…

Broadcom Software Debuts the Experience-Driven NOC at ONUG Fall 2022

Broadcom is showcasing Experience-Driven NetOps at the ONUG Fall 2022 Live and Virtual Event, October 19-20. This training session, open to all ONUG Fall attendees, will highlight AppNeta’s advanced end-user experience monitoring capabilities for modern networks. With the combination of DX NetOps and AppNeta, teams can gain industry-leading, end-to-end visibility. This enables operations to have a complete understanding of network delivery from the end-user perspective, including for any user, on any device, on any network, anywhere in the world. Top three reasons to attend and participate in the Broadcom Software sessions…