The networking world is ever-changing, with new monitoring and security tools entering the market, companies introducing exciting new technology, partnerships being formed to create disruptive solutions, and more. With so much noteworthy news this year, I thought it would be a good idea to share some of the most important highlights and updates of 2019, and what that could mean for the industry in 2020.
The Cloud Continues to Expand its Reach
This year there were many initiatives to move from traditional on-premise data centers to the long talked about Cloud. Synergy Research Group recently reported a 37% overall growth year in the public cloud. The most recent contender being the introduction of “Google Bare Metal Solution” that is targeting companies that want to migrate entire stacks of on-prem legacy applications to the cloud. Click here to find out what the move entails and how it can affect future business operations.
The Unprecedented Growth of SD-WAN
Businesses and companies are implementing more cloud usage when storing their data. SD-WAN has become an important system that helps deliver a network infrastructure across various platforms. It is much more flexible and centralized when directing traffic across the WAN. Additionally, some of the reasons why many businesses are adopting SD-WAN are due to its increased cost savings, auto-failover, redundancy, and simplified management. There are also many untapped markets out there for software providers to find a foothold in the growing and increasingly competitive market. Find out more about SD-WAN here and how to get on that bandwagon.
Multitudes of IoT, 5G and the Edge
With technology being wired into our daily lives through the usage of mass adoption of IoT, there comes a need for how the collected insight is successfully being handled, processed and protected. Coupled with the advent of 5G providing a faster networking speed, the Edge was birthed due to the explosion of the exchange of massive information from all these devices. However, the advent of new technology, can also create other problems. For example, from a security standpoint, data at the edge can be troublesome when it is being handled by different devices that are not secure. As the number of IoT grow, the efforts in making sure that information is safe should be prioritized too. Learn more about the edge here and how it is changing the network.
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