Software-defined perimeter brings trusted access to multi-cloud apps

Many companies today have a hybrid approach to their networking and IT infrastructure. Some elements remain in an on-premise data center, while other portions have gone to the cloud and even to multi-cloud. As a result, the network perimeter is permeable and elastic. This complicates access requirements at a time when it’s more important than…

Survey: Cloud monitoring, management tools come up short

(Editor’s note: Recent research by Enterprise Management Associates takes a look at how enterprises regard cloud management tools. This article by Shamus McGillicuddy, EMA’s research director for network management, details highlights of “Network Engineering and Operations in the Multi-Cloud Era,” a report based on EMA’s survey of 250 IT professionals and telephone interviews with a half…

VMware firewall takes aim at defending apps in data center, cloud

VMware has taken the wraps off a firewall it says protects enterprise applications and data inside data centers or clouds. Unlike perimeter firewalls that filter traffic from an unlimited number of unknown hosts, VMware says its new Service-defined Firewall gains deep visibility into the hosts and services that generate network traffic by tapping into into…

Juniper grabs Mist for wireless AI, cloud service delivery technology

Juniper has entered into an agreement to buy advanced wireless-gear-maker Mist Systems for $405 million. For Juniper the Mist buy could be significant as it currently depends on agreements with partners such as Aerohive and Aruba to deliver wireless, according to Gartner.  Mist, too, is a partner of and recently announced joint product development with…

FinOps services aim to tackle cloud financial management

When companies move away from using data centers with fixed costs toward consumption-based spending in the cloud, they have to consider transforming their financial operating model. Enter FinOps (Financial Operations), a business management software-as-a-service designed to access and analyze the costs of public clouds such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Services and Microsoft…

VMware preps milestone NSX release for enterprise-cloud push

Looking to ease deployments of software-defined networks while reinforcing automation and security for hybrid and multicloud customers, VMware has taken the wraps off of a major release of its NSX-T Data Center software. While the NSX-T 2.4 announcement includes over 100 upgrades, VMware said the release anoints NSX-T as the company’s go-to platform for future…

Linux will seem to be everywhere in 2019

IDG 2019 just might be the Year of Linux — the year in which Linux is fully recognized as the powerhouse it has become. With Linux playing key roles in the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud technology, supercomputing and artificial intelligence (AI), and with a plethora of conferences and new releases on the horizon, Linux…

AWS does hybrid cloud with on-prem hardware, VMware help

Amazon Web Services (AWS) took square aim at the data center this week by tying in VMware technology and rolling out two new services and on-premise hardware to help customers build and support hybrid clouds. The new service, called Outposts, lets users choose between on-premises servers and storage, which they can order in quarter, half,…

What’s hot in enterprise networking for 2019

With 2019 just around the corner there’s a lot of  developments and advances coming that will affect how enterprises make use of technologies for SD-WAN, IoT, Wi-Fi, data centers, the cloud and more. Here’s a selection of some of the coming trends that industry pros see coming next year. What will be hot for Cisco…

Juniper CTO talks cloud, high-speed networking

Cloud computing is changing everything – just ask Juniper CTO Bikash Koley. Along with that notion Koley says that there are a number of certainties about the future of building out large cloud infrastructures: Multicloud is a real inflection point for enterprises and service providers; there will be private clouds and that the way all…