What are the Top Networking Trends?

What are the Top Networking Trends?

By Enterprise Networking Mag | Wednesday, September 16, 2020

SD-WAN, Wi-Fi 6, multi-domain control, virtual networking are the trends dominating 2020.

FREMONT, CA: Hot trends in networking are SD-WAN, Wi-Fi 6, virtual networking, multi-domain control, and the transforming role of the network engineer into that of a network programmer, according to Cisco. They revolve around the transforming shape of networking in general, which is the broadening of data-centre operations into the cloud and the implications of that change. These radical shifts in where business processes work and how they’re accessed is revolutionizing how locations are connected, how organizations think about security, the economics of networking, and what they ask of the people who take care of them.

Here are the popular three trends to watch out in 2020 and beyond.

Wi-Fi 6 and 5G

Wireless technology, especially Wi-Fi 6, is getting into the enterprise through the employee door and the enterprise access-point refreshes. The latest smartphones are Wi-Fi 6 enabled, and the Wi-Fi 6 access points are at present shipping to businesses and consumers.

5G phones have not yet come to be in wide circulation, but it has started to change from this year, mostly for consumers and towards the end of the year. 2020 is also witnessing the beginning of a significant improvement in how people utilize Wi-Fi networks. 

It’s an SD-WAN world

A ton of momentum in the SD-WAN space is witnessed as large numbers of companies require secure access to the cloud applications. The dispersal of connectivity and the growth of multicloud networking will force numerous businesses to re-tool their networks in favor of SD-WAN technology. Meanwhile, the large cloud service providers, are connecting to networking companies such as Cisco – to forge a deep partnership links between networking stacks and services. 

SD-WAN is overshadowing routing and adding an application-aware path selection among numerous links, centralized orchestration, and native security, as well as other functions. 

The network as a sensor

The notion of the network being utilized for something more substantial than speeds and feeds has discussed for a while, but the idea is being seriously considered in 2020. With the help of a software that can profile and classify the devices, endpoints, and applications, even when they are sending entirely encrypted data will allow the network to place the devices into virtual networks automatically, help to set rule correctly in order to protect those devices, and finally identify security issues very fast.

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