Digitalization is on the advance: Many companies now rely on software-defined wide area networks (SD-WAN) for connectivity at their company locations. Analysts expect the SD-WAN market to grow even faster in 2021 and 2022. The next five years are expected to see an average annual growth rate of 24 percent in global sales. This is […]
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You know how it is: Rolling out large networking projects usually requires the individual configuration of each of the various components such as access points, routers, switches or firewalls. This often takes place on-site at the various locations and branch offices, each one requiring the support of an IT specialist.
Unpack, plug in, connect, and the cloud takes care of the rest. What sounds like a dream to any network technician or IT admin can actually be a reality when commissioning and rolling out devices on the network. The solution: “Zero-touch deployment“.
Imagine a wide-area network, a branch network with hundreds of locations all equipped identically. It could be your favorite bakery up the street, the filling station on the way to work, or the chain store you visit in the evenings. All of these branches and company locations depend on the smooth flow of data at […]
Not so long ago, the work of system and network administrators was clearly defined, and the interaction of the network components was easier to understand. However, recent years have seen an explosion in the demands on enterprise networks.
Years back in the early days of wireless LAN technology, Wi-Fi installations were only used selectively. Managing those networks was relatively easy as they often consisted of only one or a few wireless devices. But Wi-Fi quickly became a key technology in connecting devices and people all over the globe
In our ever faster moving world of interconnectivity of everything and the all-encompassing digitalization and automation of workflows and business processes, we expect IT networks to follow suit. However, traditional networks are increasingly struggling to meet these expectations. Their complexity demands a considerable level of expert knowledge and effort to integrate new devices or locations, […]
Wherever you look, the digital transformation is underway. Old business models disappear or are being replaced by new, digital processes, which are turning traditional approaches upside down. While stable and reliable networks have always been an important basis for digitalization, digital transformation brings new challenges – not only to manufacturers and users, but also to […]
In 2016 analysts Gartner declared that the industry trend of server virtualization had reached maturity. Almost twenty years after the introduction of the very first virtualization functions, some of the companies questioned during the survey declared they had already virtualized 90% of their servers. On average, firms reported that they had a virtualization rate of […]
“Things were better in the good old days.” There are frustrated network engineers out there who may be tempted to use this terse statement. What used to be a few switches and routers for connection, configuration and integration into the network has today become hundreds or even thousands of devices that need to be integrated […]