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ESG NETWORKING

IT organizations are evolving their networking infrastructures and operations to keep pace with changes in the data center, remote/branch offices, and endpoint devices. Data growth, virtualization deployments, cloud strategies, consolidation initiatives, and next-generation web application implementations are some of the trends driving the need for enhanced networking infrastructure performance, elasticity, and scalability. Software-defined networks are often depicted as the vehicle by which IT organizations can achieve these capabilities. The challenge for IT planners, however, is charting a steady course to SDN implementation without negatively impacting business operations. This means not only transforming legacy networking infrastructure, but also fundamentally changing how IT organizations collaborate with their application development peers to increase business agility.

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ESG In the News: Tools and tech to manage wireless network connections

ESG Analyst
According to Dan Conde, an analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group, networking vendors still provide most of the tools needed to oversee these connections, along with a few from third parties.”

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ANALYSTS COVERING NETWORKING

Daniel Conde

Analyst

Research Coverage
Cloud Platforms & Services, Networking
  

Dan is an analyst covering distributed system technologies including cloud computing and enterprise networking. In this era of IT infrastructure transformation, Dan’s research focuses on the interactions of how and where workloads run, and how end-users and systems connect to each other.

RECENT ESG BLOGS FOR NETWORKING

Network Services: Procurement and the Role of Service Providers

This is another piece in the “Road to Mobile World Congress” blogs. First part is here.   One of the choices in the move toward deploying solutions “as-a-service” is how something fundamental...READ MORE

LTE and 5G: The Role of Wireless in Future SD-WAN

As the debut of Mobile World Congress Americas approaches, I'm writing a series of blogs to describe how the solutions related to mobile carriers affect general enterprise networking.    ...READ MORE

Cisco Ramps Up Security With Intent-based Networking

Encrypted Traffic Analytics and SD-Access integrate security into the enterprise network. Security is a big part of Cisco's new intent-based networking strategy. The key security pieces are...READ MORE

Cisco Intent-Based Networking Brings SDN to the Enterprise

Automation platform promises to make software-defined networking a reality for campus networks. At Cisco Live, networking pros heard a lot about Cisco's new intent-based networking strategy and...READ MORE

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RECENT ESG RESEARCH FOR NETWORKING

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