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How to build the network you need; no forklift required in the Empowered Enterprise

by ‎12-16-2013 02:12 PM - edited ‎12-16-2013 02:12 PM

A problem faced by administrators is how to scale the network to support new applications, new devices, or initiatives such as bring your own device (BYOD) or bring your own application (BYOA). All of which can create pressures on the network and the administrator in ways which are difficult to predict and budget for. Best practice guides, consultancy, and proof of concept labs can only give an educated guess of day one production loads, let alone six months into the application life-cycle. No engineer worth their salt will knowingly low-ball the network specification just in case; especially on projects with executive sponsorship (read: CxO with a new toy/something he about read in an airline magazine). As a result, precious budget may be burnt on underutilised kit; perhaps indefinitely.

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Last week Juniper was the lead sponsor at Cloud Net, London, co-hosted by the Open Network Foundation. When it came to the role of SDN and OpenFlow, there was some lively debate. Here are my takeways, what were yours?

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