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Edge Computing Enterprise Brief

April 18, 2022
The rise of cloud computing has transformed how businesses operate IT infrastructure and how businesses and consumers alike interact with applications. As part of the evolution of cloud infrastructure, and accelerated by the arrival of 5G wireless, there has been increasing enterprise interest in edge computing, making it one of the hottest topics in IT today.

Private Mobile Networks Enterprise Brief

March 30, 2022
For busy business and technology executives, we highlight key trends and important insights to help you understand their relevance and provide suggestions on the best way to evaluate and engage these new technologies.

See It, Fix It, Manage It: Ensuring Hybrid and Multicloud Applications Are Reliable and Secure

March 22, 2022
A Pathfinder paper navigates decision-makers through the issues surrounding a specific technology or business case, explores the business value of adoption, and recommends the range of considerations and concrete next steps in the decision-making process.

Solving the BIG problems in cloud computing

March 22, 2022
The benefits of cloud computing are clear, from access to new technology, to flexibility in scaling resources at peak times, and enterprises are reaping the rewards. However, despite the rewards, enterprises we speak to continue to identify two big challenges in deploying or growing their use of the cloud—cost and security.

The Power of Visibility: How a Network Digital Twin Drives Agility, Security, and Availability

March 22, 2022
The IT pendulum is swinging towards highly distributed, modern environments. More than ever before, employees are working remotely, and vast numbers of applications are being distributed across data centers, multiple public clouds, and edge locations.

Siloed and Poorly Integrated Systems Continue to Undermine Network Security

March 22, 2022
Constrained by tight budgets and staffing shortages, IT managers are constantly striving to do more with less. This mandate is especially pressing when it comes to identifying and countering network security threats or when assessing and mitigating the effects of cyber-breaches.

Why Network Verification Requires a Mathematical Model

March 22, 2022
In this paper, we will describe how verification can be used in key IT processes and workflows, why a mathematical model is required, and how it works, as well as example use cases from the Forward Enterprise platform. This will also clarify what requirements a mathematical model must meet and how to evaluate alternative products.

Tunnel-Based versus Tunnel-Free SD-WAN

March 22, 2022
With the emerging need to connect users to clouds, traditional WAN connectivity using leased lines and MPLS is falling short. Today, the services are everywhere, not just in enterprises’ data centers, but also in public clouds, private clouds, and SAAS clouds. Users need the ability to reach the clouds directly, and SD-WAN efficiently provides this bridge.

Hybrid Cloud Economics

March 22, 2022
In this comprehensive study, our key findings are that applications with high data transfer requirements and/or GPU compute requirements are much more expensive to run on a public cloud versus a private cloud, and applications with less intensive compute requirements are more cost-effective in a public cloud.

Segment Routing Research Paper

March 22, 2022
The versatility of segment routing in terms of deployment, distributed versus centralized, network types, data centers/WANs/access, and use cases make it a solid option for end-to-end network deployment.

The Economic Benefits of the Dell Technologies Bare Metal Orchestrator

March 22, 2022
Communication Service Providers CSPs are going through a major paradigm shift. Their networks are moving from fully integrated physical infrastructure designs to disaggregated, distributed virtual system infrastructures.

Making Hardware as Easy to Manage as Software in Communications Service Providers’ Distributed System Infrastructures

March 22, 2022
The dominant model of application design today is the modular, micro-services-based framework of cloud-native implementations. Numerous studies have highlighted cloud-native as the dominant framework being used in new application development,

Enabling Application Delivery in the Distributed Open Cloud

March 22, 2022
This brief highlights new revenue opportunities available to communications service providers (CSPs) using edge computing to deliver applications and services in distributed open hybrid clouds.

Advances in Health Care Delivery Using New Applications at the Edge

March 22, 2022
This brief is focused on making improvements in health care services and outcomes using new applications at the edge.

SD-WAN and SASE Enterprise Brief

March 17, 2022
Since the creation of SD-WAN and SASE, wide swaths of vendors have jumped aboard — both traditional networking and security vendors, as well as a raft of upstarts and new entrants.

Creating Value and Opportunity at the Network Edge: Improvements in Manufacturing Using New Edge Applications

February 25, 2022
Manufacturing operations present some of the world’s largest and most compelling opportunities for using new edge-based applications. This brief focuses on improvements in manufacturing operations achievable in multiple industry sectors using new edge applications.