'Enterprises must address engineer training to make NetOps a success'

04 August 2021

Nearly two-thirds of organisations have hired dedicated network automation engineers to transition to network operations (NetOps), yet only one-third of network teams have undertaken industry training courses to achieve this goal, reveals new research by network specialist Opengear.

Polling network managers, network architects and network engineers in the UK, US, France and Germany, the research suggests there is a lack of upskilling and in-house training when it comes NetOps deployment and management and that organisations must do more to make NetOps a success. It also revealed that more thanhalf (53%) of respondents have had to study NetOps in their own personal time.

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SD-WAN products focus

03 August 2021

Q&A

The SD-WAN market continues to grow unabated. So, for those looking to take the plunge, or find a new provider, here’s what’s out there

There’s been a lot of buzz around SD-WAN for some time now and the market is exploding alongside digital transformation.

What’s more, there are different reasons for this. One is the fact it forms key transition for enterprises, particularly as they expand their capacity for enabling work across additional distributed location.

The UK has undergone a massive transition in the way people go about their everyday lives. Organisations that have embraced the nine-to-five working culture of the past several decades have found themselves rushing to adopt new ways of working in order to keep their heads above water in what has been a turbulent 16 or so months, courtesy of the Covid-19 pandemic. In other words, things have been catalysed by the influx of remote working that the vast majority of us had no choice but to embrace at the beginning of 2020.

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SD-WAN products focus

03 August 2021

The SD-WAN market continues to grow unabated. So, for those looking to take the plunge, or find a new provider, here’s what’s out there

There’s been a lot of buzz around SD-WAN for some time now and the market is exploding alongside digital transformation.

What’s more, there are different reasons for this. One is the fact it forms key transition for enterprises, particularly as they expand their capacity for enabling work across additional distributed location.

The UK has undergone a massive transition in the way people go about their everyday lives. Organisations that have embraced the nine-to-five working culture of the past several decades have found themselves rushing to adopt new ways of working in order to keep their heads above water in what has been a turbulent 16 or so months, courtesy of the Covid-19 pandemic. In other words, things have been catalysed by the influx of remote working that the vast majority of us had no choice but to embrace at the beginning of 2020.

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Data storage: bigger and faster comes at a cost

03 August 2021

By Brian Reed, vice president, product and alliances, Panasas

By Brian Reed, vice president, product and alliances, Panasas

When describing the latest technologies, we use the phrase “state of the art” without being aware that we’re actually referring to a moving target.

Let’s consider high-performance computing (HPC) storage solutions, which help keep pace with the massive volumes of information that need processing.

Increasingly, HPC is central in tackling some of the most complicated tasks, from gene sequencing to vaccine development.

But describing a HPC system as state of the art doesn’t really account for all the factors that customers planning large-scale storage must have in mind. Not only are they expensive to buy, maintain and operate but the costs of downtime and outages are often overlooked until it is too late.

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