As the year comes to an end it’s always interesting to look back at the changes in the industry and the progress that we made as a company in the last year. There were many trends that emerged or took further hold of the industry in 2014. Let’s take
A colleague of mine made a wonderful comment in a meeting I was in a few weeks back when he pointed out that ‘somebody’ did not exist in our company directory. The comment came as part of a planning discussion where, almost inevitably, it’s easy to fall into the ‘somebody should fix that’ kind of comment trap as you assess the planning horizon and consider the goals and objectives you need to achieve.
You can tell a lot about a person by what they create. Whether that be the Mona Lisa, a car engine, a batch of cupcakes, or a data center network, a creator finds satisfaction in both their handiwork and how they protect their craft. In the same way we protect Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece within an air-tight casing of bulletproof glass, so must we safeguard our networks with security controls.
As the year comes to an end it’s always interesting to look back at the changes in the industry and the progress that we made as a company in the last year. There were many trends that emerged or took further hold of the industry in 2014. Let’s take a look at them and see how Juniper delivered innovation in these areas. Cloud computing and the need for on-demand resources was a big one. The open source movement is co
Introducing our Juniper Fan-of-the-Month for December 2014, Vincent Clement, an active Juniper fan on both Twitter and our J-Net Community! We appreciate all he does as a Juniper Fan and would like to congragulate him on being chosen for our December Fan-of-the-Month!
It’s probably not news to you that a significant part of the data flows within a data centre network today are machine-to-machine. Applications inside the data centre have been decomposed into many services that involve automated communication between servers inside that data centre: what has become known as ‘east-west’ traffic.
Although every data centre is unique, it’s commonly quoted that, on average, around 70
Software defined networks have, to date, been used mostly to segment the network. But there’s a bigger prize: we can start to automate large, complex network configurations. If we define private cloud as automating the delivery of services for internal customers, then network automation is an essential component of how we “cloudify” the data centre.
Today, although you can launch a virtual machine in 10 minutes, it
Thomas Watson, the founder of IBM, has this famous quote: “The way to succeed is to double your failure rate”. Find out how virtualization technologies can help service providers fail fast, and succeed faster.
The IT department of an expanding company normally has a well-documented procedure that describes all the tasks that involves opening a new branch. Getting the SP to setup the VPN may take several weeks.
With virtualizaiton and Automation this time can be reduced enormously.
Chaos is often the friend of store owners - it generates hype, a frenzy, free publicity, all of which can lead to more sales. And what's more, their customers are often willing to put up with this inconvenience if they percieve they get a better deal. But that doesn't translate to networks. Customers want assured access and reliable services whilst service providers want to manage demand in an orderly way. In this bl
In the 35+ years I've been in the networking business there is one law that has held true for that entire time: Simple and open beats complex and proprietary. Another way of saying this is that customers want choice, they do not want to be boxed-in. And the law of "Don't Box Me In" is getting even stronger as networking moves away from hardware "boxes" into the era of virtualization and software-defined everything.
Pizza Hut is doing a major brand makeover and allowing their customers to build their own pizza from a slew of new ingredients. There will be TWO BILLION WAYS to order a pizza from Pizza Hut! Can service providers start engaging with their customers on an individual basis by allowing them to customize their own services? And do this at a cost-effective way?
Devops brings to mind Google, Facebook, and other fleet-footed tech companies. But other software-driven businesses are increasingly intertwining software development and IT operations so they can foxtrot with the best of them.
As a network automation expert, I have a front-row seat to see how one global bank is
Juniper Networks recently commissioned independent research firm, Wakefield Research, to survey thousands of people around the globe to understand how this dramatic increase in connectivity impacts the way they communicate, work, learn and play. And while we found some things we already knew, some of the findings may surprise you.