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- Alissa Irei, Senior Writer
The cloud and the network need to do more than just get along -- ultimately, they have to work together. And as we explore in this month's issue of Network Evolution, the two are learning how as cloud-native networking gains fans in the enterprise ("Networked cloud emerges to meet evolving enterprise needs"). Network pros are exploring how emerging cloud-native networking technologies can help them manage applications as they migrate to the cloud, improve security or even outsource network administration altogether. Cloud nine? Well, we aren't there yet … but you can bet when we do arrive, we'll find it's networked.
Also in this edition, we ask: Whatever happened to legacy voice engineers? ("Where have all the legacy voice engineers gone?") We catch up with a few onetime circuit switching experts to see how they navigated the changes that voice over IP wrought on their careers. As Yogi Berra famously advised, when you come to a fork in the road, take it -- these IT pros did.
And finally, we take a look at Microsoft's software-defined networking capabilities, asking whether Azure Stack plus Windows Server 2016 could equal trouble for Cisco ACI and VMware NSX ("Microsoft SDN stack to challenge Cisco, VMware").
Cloud networks need more than just fat pipes
What the cloud means for IT budgets
Can the network and the cloud get along?
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- Microscope June 2016 –MicroScope
- Cloud networking and CDN: How to get the best for your business –ComputerWeekly.com
- Gigamon Industry Brief: Enterprise –Gigamon
Dig Deeper on Cloud Networking
Office 365 and G Suite gain market share for cloud telephony services
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Microservices management tools harmonize polyglot chaos
Serverless technology seeks mainstream enterprise traction