The advent of cloud computing and software-defined data center architectures for modern application delivery has made networking more sensitive than ever before. Applications in the digital age require networks that can expand and contract dynamically based on consumer demand. Enterprises are implementing software-defined networking (SDN) to deliver the automation required by these new environments, but the dynamic nature of SDN makes network management and monitoring fundamentally more challenging.
Network infrastructure teams need monitoring tools that can provide visibility into these new and constantly changing networks. This white paper explores the importance of SDN monitoring and examines a leading example of a solution, CA Performance Management with CA Virtual Network Assurance integration.
Intent-based networking is the difference between a network that needs continuous attention and one that simply understands what you need and makes it happen. It’s the difference between doing thousands of tasks manually and having an automated system that helps you focus on business goals.
Cisco DNA is the open, software-driven platform that turns vision into reality. Virtualization, automation, analytics, and cloud, all in one architecture.
Cisco has recently unveiled its new intent-based networking strategy, called "The Network. Intuitive." The goal of intent-based networking is to allow greater levels of automation, security integration, and centralized manageability within a software subscription orientation. Intent-based networking is underpinned by Software-Defined Access (SDA), Cisco's automation engine built upon the company's Digital Network Architecture (DNA), which automates network segmentation, policy enforcement, and troubleshooting. Other core components of the announcement include a refresh of Cisco Catalyst switches, a new licensing model for infrastructure, and an all-in-one management console called DNA Center.
IT has the opportunity to completely redefine the role networking plays in the business. But that requires executing on a vision that continuously aligns the network to ever-changing business needs. Fortunately, the right network architectures and supporting technologies required to deliver on that vision are rapidly becoming available. Automation, programmability, self-protecting, and self-healing capabilities move IT away from “keeping the lights on” and provide more time and opportunity to serve as a strategic partner to business initiatives across functional areas.
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Oct 25, 2017
Read the Joint Solution Brief Accelerate Threat Detection and Response to learn how Gigamon helps Splunk Enterprise users effectively analyze and remediate network security threats. Benefits include enhanced visibility and deeper, faster security analytics from precise, targeted network metadata generated from the traffic flowing in your network. Also learn how automation of common security tasks, across the Gigamon platform and third-party security tools, from within the Splunk platform helps increase analyst efficiency and reduce errors.
AWS provides powerful controls to manage the security of software-defined infrastructure and
cloud workloads, including virtual networks for segmentation, DDoS mitigation, data encryption,
and identity and access control. Because AWS enables rapid and elastic scalability, the key
to securing cloud environments is using security automation and orchestration to effectively
implement consistent protection across your AWS environment.
The following eBook will discuss Dome9 best practices for using AWS controls to establish a
strict security posture that addresses your unique business needs, and maintaining consistency
across regions, accounts, and Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) as your environment grows.
Over the years and across industries, it has been proven that increased automation leads to greater efficiency, enhanced productivity and a more agile way of doing business. The same is true for IT: as budgets dwindle, or become stretched to cover a greater range of responsibilities, the need for automation becomes more pronounced.
A new wave of application workloads and associated data traffic - related to virtualization, cloud, mobility, analytics, and social media — have placed unprecedented strain on the datacenter network and forced commensurate architectural and operational changes.
To meet the growing need for agility and flexibility, the data center components (compute, network and storage) also need to evolve and provide a level of automation and orchestration that can meet present and future demands.
Get our Practical Guide to enhancing business agility with network automation and orchestration. Find out how simplifying orchestration and operations will help you unlock the value in your applications, and maximize business efficiency.
Hear the views of 250 network professionals in this Webinar with GigaOM Research and Juniper Networks. Like-minded professionals speak on effective cloud adoption, the potential of software-defined networking and network automation.
As application workloads are redefined, data centers must change. This IDC Whitepaper looks at how network automation and orchestration can aid this transition, building simpler and more agile networks.
To learn how to simplify network operations to bring apps to market more quickly and reliably, get our eBook on network automation. Read about how you can make the most of the cloud with SDN and open, intelligent network architectures.
OpenLab provides an environment and set of resources where customers representing telecommunications, education, government, financial services, and virtually every other vertical market can explore new technologies, all in the spirit of network transformation. By examining SDN/network automation solutions such Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), software-defined WAN (SD-WAN), and others, OpenLab offers a platform for developing and delivering new network-integrated functionality that serves the greater need.
Effectively supporting these new business demands has become more complex and challenging. The increased use of mobile devices alone is driving exponential growth in transaction volumes.
A customer pushes a button on his or her cell phone, for example, to check a bank balance. That single transaction triggers a cascade of transactions as the request is validated and data is accessed, retrieved and then sent back to the customer.
Successful email marketing, demand generation, and lead management processes hinge on a modern strategy aligned to buyer needs across all phases of the buying process — marketing automation. Using a wide spectrum of digital channels, today’s buyers employ an extensive network of tools and resources to make the most informed purchase decisions. The Modern Marketing era is driven by the self-educated buyer who marketers must engage to achieve a relevant, targeted, and value-based customer experience. Find marketing automation fundamentals here.
Hyperconvergence has been receiving a tremendous amount of attention because it represents the next step in the evolution of IT resource delivery. This technology takes the idea of integrating compute, storage and networking that started with converged systems design and has improved on those architectures by adding deeper levels of abstraction and automation. Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) vendors promise simplified operation and the ability to quickly and easily expand capacity by deploying and launching additional modules; simplicity has been the key selling point for the HCI pioneers.
As HCI ventures even deeper into the enterprise and cloud environments, the architectures will need to become more efficient, agile and adaptable to help IT professionals shoulder the burden of rapidly growing data sets and workloads. This report discusses the benefits of HCI and the enhancements that must be
made to expand HCI deeper into the mainstream enterprise datacenter.
Download this report from IDG to learn how Juniper Unite can:
Simplify your network with virtualization and automation
Make your infrastructure more agile and cost-efficient
Empower IT to focus on creating value through building apps and improving efficiencies
The need for robust network security is growing, but IT security teams, resources, and budgets are shrinking at many organizations. That doesn’t mean you have to scale down your growth or skimp on key IT security areas, but it does mean you need to optimize your resources, starting with your network firewall team. Resource optimization involves the automation and streamlining of operational processes and management workflows so that your IT team members can be freed up to focus their time, skills, and expertise on priority projects. Furthermore, optimizing your resources helps preserve your budget while eliminating budgetary conflicts and slashing administrative costs.
Network availability and survivability in the face of an attack requires specific tools and processes. Are you using RBAC, hierarchical policy management and individual domain control? Find out which eight features you must deploy now.
Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: Apr 20, 2016
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Relying on point products to protect your network is a losing strategy. Having tools than your IT team can handle raises costs, complexity and risk. Deploying enterprise security architecture with control over enforcement, coordination, end-to-end visibility and process automation from a single pane of glass, is the winning approach.