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.
Edwin Yuen is an analyst covering systems management, PaaS, and DevOps. Edwin covers IT systems management, both traditional on-premises solutions and newer, cloud-based solutions, including automation and orchestration technologies. These solutions encompass change & configuration management, performance & problem management, and end-to-end workload scheduling. For PaaS and DevOps, Edwin worked with projects such as CloudFoundry, Stackato, and helped bring products such as Softricity/App-V to life.
Edwin has been part of creating and defining some of the top cloud, DevOps, and systems management solutions in the market today and has spent the better part of the last 10 years analyzing the space. Before joining ESG, Edwin was at some of the leading cloud and management vendors, including Microsoft and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Edwin has almost 25 years of consulting, product management, marketing, and sales experience.