SDN is one of those terms that often means both everything and nothing at the same time. Organizations want to get in with the newest solutions, but first they need pros who truly understand the tech. SDN is driving changes to the networking industry, shifting the value from hardware to software — so it’s definitely worth having some in-house knowledge about SDN.
Organizations are starting to demand more agile network structures that can support their new and improved digital strategies. This need for agility is requiring teams to look beyond basic hardware speeds and feeds, and more toward software and automation to accomplish their goals.
It’s clear to see that network operations as a whole are in the midst of a digital transformation. Here’s what you need to do to keep up with the changing tides.
Protocols, media types, and gateways are components that have been made easier in recent years. But that doesn’t mean networking as a whole isn’t complex. There’s a lack of predictability that still makes networking tough.
Intent-based networking systems (IBNS) will inspire a major shift in how networks are managed. This model gives network administrators the ability to define their networks and have an automated platform create the desired state and enforce policies. As IBNS grows more mainstreamed, here are things you should know about intent-based networking.
Look around and you’ll see how organizations, even your competition, are benefiting from the cloud. As tempting as it is to take the plunge and play catch up — stop! There are a few things you need to know about moving to the cloud to ensure a successful migration.
Specialization can help you stand out in the rapidly growing field of cloud IT professionals. We put together a primer to help you choose the cloud path that best fits you and your organization.
It’s safe to say the cloud has arrived and is here to stay for a long time. Cloud platforms and services are becoming the norm — not the exception — for organizations. We explore ways AWS and its competitors continue to impact IT infrastructures and how that affects the bottom line.
There are so many choices when it comes to IT certification. It can be tough to sort through them all and choose one. May we offer up a suggestion? A cloud-based cert might be the best bet you can make in terms of certification.
If you’re like many IT professionals, you’ve spent a lot of time managing projects across teams. It’s actually part of the job. So let’s review the leading project management certifications and take a look at the pros and cons of each.