In my second networking conversation with Bob Laliberte, part of the ongoing ESG 360 Video Series, we concentrate on how networking can be aligned with - and help to drive - business objectives; with step one being the provisioning of information (analytics, ML, and AI) and step two being an active system (programmable automation to limit or preclude manual steps). When combined, these constitute the major elements of what is often spoken of as “intent-based networking” - in simple terms, you can think of this as traditional static network plumbing transitioning to become a contemporary dynamic part of optimizing application outcomes.
IT has probably never been more complex and demanding than today: even as approaches such as convergence, myriad clouds, containers, and software-definition (etc.) seek to make operations simpler, so to a degree such elements can also obfuscate some of the underlying subtleties and opportunities of the foundational components. After all, while it’s great to focus on purchasing - for instance - application service levels or business outcomes, some understanding of the IT elements (and considerations or choices) that contribute to those is also often useful. That is the purpose of this video discussion series: it offers ESG’s subject matter experts discussing some of the key trends, drivers, and considerations across various IT areas. We aim to do it succinctly and to deliver it in engaging, plain English - while also tying each technology area back to its eventual potential to positively impact both IT and business results.
We hope you find this video discussion useful. We will expand - and update - the series regularly.
Be sure to watch the other discussions in this series:
- Talking Cybersecurity
- Talking Networking, Part 1
- Talking IT Evolution
- Talking Converged Architectures
- Talking Cloud Cybersecurity
- Talking Data Analytics
- Talking Cybersecurity Threat Landscape
- Talking Data Protection
- Talking Mobility
- Talking Validation
- Talking Storage
- Talking GDPR
- Talking Channel