Software-Defined Everything: 5 Trends for 2018

A look at key developments in the SDN market creating turmoil for customers — and opportunity for channel partners.

November 29, 2017

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Software-Defined Everything: 5 Trends for 2018

If you only think of SD-WAN when you think software-defined services, you’re missing a big, broad and fast-growing ecosystem. Yes, delivering a service to, say, integrate public clouds and customer data centers to better deliver applications and enable IoT will take some technical know-how. But the opportunity is worth that investment.

Takeaways for Your Business

In this Report you’ll learn:

  • Why containers are displacing traditional VMs as an application platform.

  • How to build on your SD-WAN expertise to deliver on IoT’s promise

  • What’s involved in tailoring a cloud-to-edge strategy for customer sites

About the Author

Kurt Marko is an IT industry analyst, consultant and regular contributor to a number of technology publications, pursuing his passion for communications after a varied career that has spanned virtually the entire high-tech food chain from chips to systems. Upon graduating from Stanford University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering, Marko spent several years as a semiconductor device physicist, doing process design, modeling and testing. He then joined AT&T Bell Laboratories as a memory chip designer and CAD and simulation developer. Moving to Hewlett-Packard, he started in the laser printer R&D lab doing electrophotography development, for which he earned a patent, but his love of computers eventually led him to join HP’s nascent technical IT group. Marko spent 15 years as an IT engineer and was a lead architect for several enterprisewide infrastructure projects at HP, including the Windows domain infrastructure, remote access service, Exchange email infrastructure and managed web services.

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