It's a few weeks since Cisco announced the next step in its journey toward simplifying and automating network provisioning and management: Cisco DNA Centre. Building on the APIC-EM, which we've been using for a while to help configure intelligent wide-area networks (iWAN), Cisco promises that DNA Centre will be a transformative tool in network design, provisioning, policy management, and support. It's up to people like me to work out whether and when that promise will be fulfilled.Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]
Recently we've been talking a lot about the software-defined network (SDN). In our customer briefing The Rise of the Apps, we looked at the way modern, app-driven consumption is steering businesses toward outcome-driven, software-defined alternatives to traditional IT provisioning. Later in August, solutions architect Daren Vallyon followed up with his own analogy for how we might consider the SDN as a type of flexible-use building.
Now Cisco has teamed up with the Dummies' Guide series to produce SDN for Dummies: a more detailed walkthrough of software-defined networks, their technology, applications, benefits and requirements.Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]
If the next generation of workers see wireless access and cloud storage as the norm, what will their expectations be when they join the workforce? How will you support their potential?Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]