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…

Progressing Your Network Automation Journey: Why Integration, Transformation & Participation are Critical for Success

The days of simply defining the perimeter of where applications and services are hosted in a single data center are long over. Previously, just by opening a network diagram and pointing to the data center, you could secure the inside network by deploying firewalls to protect it from the outside world. Today, with network infrastructure expanding, those perimeters are no longer simple to define. Applications are comprised of many related services that exist across on-prem data centers and one or many cloud platforms, presenting new…

Taking a Security-First Approach to Cloud Migration

Sponsored by Comcast Business Cloud is no longer a futuristic, aspirational technology for enterprise organizations. It has become the norm for both the agility it provides and its potential cost efficiencies. Private, public, hybrid, off-prem, and on-prem, the list of options for cloud migration is deep and wide. The shift to the cloud has only quickened as enterprises work to optimize their networks to support a more distributed workforce. Cloud-based applications have enabled you to work from anywhere—your corporate HQ, branch office, home office, or…

Is Your Multi-Cloud Estate Secure?

It is unlikely that anyone would question the need for securing their hybrid multi-cloud estate; the number of mission-critical applications running in the public cloud nearly doubled between 2020 and 2021, and the growth is expected to continue. (Source: 451 Research’s Voice of the Enterprise: Information Security, Budgets & Outlook 2021). Cloud providers want to mitigate concerns, often saying, “The cloud is more secure than your on-prem network.”  This is true, sort of. Public cloud providers have more highly trained experts focused on cloud security…

Adopt Multi-Cloud Security Today with ONUG and CSNF

Last month, Oracle was proud to serve as the industry sponsor for the ONUG Spring Conference.  With a hybrid presence both in New Jersey and online, we interacted with more than 2000 attendees, many of whom are users of the ONUG working groups. The working group is developing the Cloud Security Notification Framework (CSNF) for consistent security, observability, and reporting across cloud service providers. For many of us attending the in-person event, this was the first in-person event in over two years.  It was great…

Map Your Organization on the Monitoring Maturity Model

How mature is your monitoring capability within IT? Monitoring has been around for decades as a way for IT operations to gain insight into the availability and performance of IT systems. However, according to a survey by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), most enterprises find it difficult to determine the right monitoring strategy. Additionally, 65% of enterprises have more than 10 monitoring tools. These monitoring tools run as siloed solutions to support specific needs for different teams. This limits IT operation’s ability to centrally detect, diagnose…