Network – to modernize, or not to modernize, that is the question!

20 years ago started the victory march of server virtualization, and today has become the standard without which would be unthinkable to operate. 20 years after that revolution we still build and manage networks the same "classical" way - manually with CLI, high effort, time cost and high risk of making errors. Take a moment to recall your last networking project.

  1. How long took the planning and design? How long to configure?
  2. How many times did you need to test, re-configure and fix to get everything working as intended?
  3. How much time did you spend making adjustments in the setup based on additional requirements? Which extra activities?
  4. When was the last time you updated the software on network devices? How often do you do this? Why not at same interval as with servers or other IT devices?
     

It takes something more to accelerate the process and make it more error-proof, in order that IT could improve support for fast changing business needs. Something that Amazon and other digitally transformed companied offer. It is automation and modern, open and standards based solutions that give the freedom to build networks in the same agile way as the rest of IT is done alread. In Azure or Amazon one can build networks with a few fingerclicks, why not do the same in your own infrastructure?

Dell Technologies has crossed a vast distance in the Gartner Magic Quadrant between 2015 and 2019, and has jumped from niche players to leaders with their Open Networking solutions. Their and our message is very simple - let's build networks the right way, the IT way. Feedback from a growing number of customers is: "We are VERY interested in the innovation proposal what Dell Technologies offers. It supports our business growth and shows new directions for our technical team to grow, thus giving them a good reason to continue their career in our organization as well". Implementing automation in the infrastructure enables delivering changes much faster just like business leaders require and opens up new development areas for technical experts, e.g. Ansible tools. In the near future (and no later than 5 years), it is estimated that 60-80% of IT operations have been more-less automated.

Do you still doubt the impact of innovation to business?

Very well, here's an example based on Cleveron who is the innovation leader in retail click and collect pickup automation. Few years ago parcel terminals and classical human parcel delivery was the standard. Now, after implementing innovation through automation, Cleveron has started delivering domestic personal click & collect systems alongside with self-driving robot vehicles to give their customers the most valuable resource - TIME. We help our customers to achieve the same in IT and networks.

Open Networking has been said by many known analysts one of the most impactful driver for digital transformation. Be it busswords like Industry 2.0, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) or SD-WAN, these are all related to agility, efficiency and automation.

 

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How to design and built networks in 2019 with same speed and ease (read: the modern way) like Amazon, Microsoft and other digitally transformed companies offer in their self-service environments.