5 Enterprise Networking Technologies that Every CIO Must Know About
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5 Enterprise Networking Technologies that Every CIO Must Know About

By Enterprise Networking Mag | Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Slow networking is old news. It is now time for multi-cloud, edge computing, and intend-based networking for enhanced enterprise networks.

FREMONT, CA: From writing on paper to feeding information on to the computer to cloud, our connected world has been growing. We live in a world of connections. The human brains have transformed the internet by leveraging it to its maximum. Enterprises and consumers demand more connected devices. Networking will become a more prevalent connector, as more organizations and their businesses shift to the cloud platform. Technological advancement like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) find their way into the networking space. New solutions powered by AI and ML help organizations in many ways, which includes fighting cyber threats through advanced behavioral analytics that propose unusual flag activity. Regardless of their size and maturity, enterprises all over the globe have one goal—to enhance the business by being more efficient and profitable. We witness corporate demands for bandwidth, which increases by over 50 percent each year.

Here's a list of technologies shaping the enterprise networking space in 2019:

1.  SD-WAN market

SD-WAN technology, also known as software-defined networking in a wide area network offers a flexible network infrastructure, which includes universal Customer Provided Equipment (CPE) and supporting Virtual Network Functions (VNF). In an SD-WAN environment, only a vendor without any significant footprint or growth hike will be challenged. The applications of SD-WAN will help the organizations utilize a different approach to network management and offer efficiencies that use not only old Multiprotocol Label Switching (MLPS) but also varied platforms of internet and 4G/LTE connectivity.

2. Decentralization

The traditional centralized network is being replaced with a decentralized model, which includes increased cloud usage, enhanced collaboration with partners, suppliers, and other network platforms. Utilizing the cloud-based security services and direct cloud connection leads enterprises to adopt a less centralized approach to optimize their connectivity through cloud platforms. Currently, everything is IoT based, bringing deeper insights into operations and actions. Many will speak of cloud and its ability to control the data traffic.

3. Complex supplier ecosystem

Big enterprises move away from the single supplier approach for the best networking needs and are looking at employing better suppliers. This leads to a more sophisticated model with the concept of service integration and management (SIAM) layers, to combine the services which are either provided in-house, through an IT integrator or with the help of a lead-telecoms/network provider. 

4. 5G services

The enterprise networking will be more powered up with the introduction of 5G. With high-speed ability and reliability, the coming years will see the emergence of public 5G mobile services. Many organizations will replace their present mode of services and will focus on incorporating 5G network. With 5G, a human surgeon can control a surgical robot by not being in the same room as the robot. With the advent of 5G, the world will see new capabilities such as large scale IoT deployments.

5. Wireless Period

Having improved wireless technology and associated management and security has led many enterprises adopting a wireless-first policy. This eliminates the cost associated with moves adds and changes to stable wired LAN infrastructure and enhanced resilience and reliability. The wide gap between the business needs and network devices in heightening with each generation due to complexity. Cloud as a service deployment and sophisticated monitoring capabilities and tools are being used to offer great visibility and performance insights. 

The network of the future will be smart, fast, and autonomous. The network will be self-driving, self-healing, and self-operating most of the time. It will help the organizations and enterprises to enhance the growth by solving all the problems of organizations. The technology and communication platform is rapidly advancing. The organizations should be very selective when it comes to considering which of the emerging new technology is apt for the business and how they can be implemented for maximum use, thereby getting a good yield from the technologies.  

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