Digital Transformation is steering development in a decidedly software defined direction, as rigid architectures of the past are giving way to agile, on-demand and automated deployments and services driving industry into a new era. A shining example of some of today's innovation is in Web-scale networking. With the weekend upon us, there's no better time than the present to take a look at the week that was in Web-scale networking: Time for the Week in Review!
Community special guest contributor Ed Wright explored the challenges in delivering dynamic Web applications. The network is in the midst of massive transformation to support the mounting bandwidth, speed and performance demands. Find the full piece HERE.
Population growth, urban migration, the desire to use limited resources more wisely, and improve quality of life is leading many cities to adopt new connected technologies. Sometimes that happens in a one-off manner by individual city departments. Other times it’s part of a larger smart city initiative – or evolves to become one. One area of the world in which smart cities are especially important is in Asia, where “rapid urbanization and the exponential population growth” are a big challenge, as IDC notes. Paula Bernier (News - Alert) takes a deeper dive into smart cities HERE.
Cybersecurity is front and center for network operators and service providers. The IDC (News - Alert) predicts security spending to reach nearly $120 billion by 2021, but does big spend translate to secure operations? Find complete insight and analysis on cybersecurity approaches and spend HERE.
IHS (News - Alert) Markit ranked Ciena No. 1 in market momentum for this product category. It placed Ciena second in terms of market presence. And in a vendor graph akin to the Gartner Magic Quadrant, IHS Markit listed Ciena as an optical industry “leader” along with Cisco (News - Alert), Huawei, and Nokia. Compete results are HERE.
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