For Enterprises, the choice is always to seek ease of operations without sacrificing higher performance and reliability, tighter security, and not to forget agility and speed for their core business applications. But should that choice be a hard bargain?
Operating a multicloud environment is complex. As an operator, you have to deal with many individual cloud components and resources that need to be carefully architected and monitored on a daily basis for smooth operations. To do so, you need the right set of data and metrics that pinpoint to the operational state of these resources. In today's multicloud world, the issue is not just about the amount of data you have, but rather the lack of meaningful actions that you can take with that information.
In March, I had the pleasure of co-presenting at Open Networking Summit about Network Reliability Engineering, and had several awesome discussions around the conference about the impact automation is having on our industry. How are we supposed to keep up with all of the SDN, NFV, Intent-based Networking, and automation news we see every day. What’s the broader context, if any, that all of this should fall into? Surely it’s not as simple as “learning to code”. Rather, automation is a journey that requires foundational changes in internal processes, corporate culture, and technology. Let me focus on what we need to consider from a processes standpoint.
It recently struck me that SD-WAN might be going through its “horseless carriage” phase. When cars originally came out, they were marketed not as cars, but as horseless carriages. At times even with a dummy horse in the front of the car to manage the transition to car adoption, since initially the whole value chain could not wrap their heads around the idea of cars and their potential productivity.