Issue OverviewNetwork Evolution - October 2013 / Vol 4 / No.5
The world of networking is facing major change with innovation in unified communications, wireless optimization and software-defined networking. In this issue of Network Evolution, we explore five trends and technologies that will forever change the unified communications landscape. We also learn how application visibility and control tools will enable us to optimize the wireless LAN in the same way we do wired infrastructure. Finally, we explore the new programmable WAN and the ability to provision virtual networks to support the needs of specific applications. Access >>>
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Is IT operational efficiency sexy enough to entice investment?
by Rivka Gewirtz Little
Technologies like unified communications and SDN promise IT operational efficiency as a return on investment, but that can be difficult to measure.
Application visibility and control tools emerge for the wireless world
by Chuck Moozakis
A new generation of application visibility and control (AVC) tools allows network managers to peer into applications across their WLAN infrastructures and optimize how that traffic is delivered. These new AVC tools will help network managers deliver a wider range of critical applications to both personal and enterprise-issued devices.
- Is IT operational efficiency sexy enough to entice investment? by Rivka Gewirtz Little
Five unified communications trends that change the collaboration game
by Irwin Lazar
From WebRTC to consumer video in the enterprise, UC technology innovation is changing the future of collaboration ... again.
The programmable WAN: Applications are boss and networks bend
by David Geer
In the new programmable WAN, network hypervisors can provision virtual network segments on demand to support specific applications or sets of data.
- Five unified communications trends that change the collaboration game by Irwin Lazar
Seeking network efficiency? SDN may -- or may not -- be the answer
by Teren Bryson
SDN vendors promise network efficiency, but that will be hard to realize in the short term since SDN implementation requires so much capital spending.
- Seeking network efficiency? SDN may -- or may not -- be the answer by Teren Bryson
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