The New Year is always a good time for new beginnings, and 2015 is no exception. With the start of 2015, my coverage focus at EMA is shifting and evolving. After 22+ years in the network management space, including over six years as an industry analyst, I am starting a new chapter by shifting my [...]
In keeping with my nascent tradition of not predicting trends, I'll instead propose a number of focal points that network engineering and operations professionals should keep in mind in the coming New Year of 2012. 2011 resolutions were around application-awareness, connecting with the network security team, assessing the impact of videoconferencing, embracing automation, and improving service [...]
Network management best practices still make sense in Cloud and Virtual server environments.
One of the sneaky-big trends that gained momentum in during 2010 was the growth of converged infrastructure solutions. These are next-generation answers to more flexible data centers and cloud service platforms. Designed to leverage virtualization at all levels, such solutions bundle compute, networking, storage, and hypervisors into modular rack solutions. With so much in a [...]