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 a senior analyst covering Cloud Platforms & Services, Data Protection, Systems Management, and DevOps. Edwin covers Cloud Platforms, from hyperscale public clouds to on-premises private cloud technologies, as well as Management solutions, including automation and orchestration technologies. Data Protection covers both traditional backup and recovery products as well as the emerging, data management products covering data compliance and security. For DevOps, Edwin has worked on projects such as OpenStack, CloudFoundry, Stackato, and helped create Softricity/Microsoft App-V.
Edwin has been part of creating, marketing, and selling some of the top cloud, management, and DevOps solutions in the market today and has been a leader for almost 25 years at key IT vendors, including Microsoft and Hewlett Packard Enterprise.