Data Center Network Trends to Watch in 2019

YEVGENIY SVERDLIK | January 3, 2019

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In a special series on data center networks in August and September we highlighted some big technology shifts making networks faster and smarter. While the technologies are interesting to explore, it’s important to consider what’s driving the innovation. The main trend here is blurring of the lines between the various traditional enterprise network fiefdoms. Increasingly, an on-prem data center network has to extend to a public cloud, a branch, or a corporate campus. That affects everything from network architecture to network management and monitoring tools to the role of the network administrator. According to top executives from several leading enterprise networking vendors we recently surveyed, the blurring of these lines will only accelerate in 2019.

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