Welcome to the inaugural On-Premise IT Roundtable podcast! This episode, we’ve gathered our esteemed panel to discuss software-defined wide area networking, SD-WAN. In this emerging market, how do you compare the various offerings in the space? Is the market bound for consolidation, or will it remain full of vibrant competition? And how does the ease of use of SD-WAN impact the market for network professionals?
Pete Welcher of NetCraftsmen comments: I’ve been enjoying working with a fairly large company with some excellent staff, reviewing network and UC management tools, processes, and gaps. All that network management tool immersion has triggered some high-level questions in my brain, and I’d like to share some of those with you. The immersion means I’ll […]
Pete Welcher of NetCraftsmen comments: Your IT team probably has an IT strategic plan, and updates it annually. If not, I have some homework for you… Let’s start with the obvious: An IT plan needs to align with your strategic business plans, so begin with the big questions: What are your organization’s top strategic business […]
Pete Welcher of Chesapeake Netcraftsmen writes: When will Software Defined Networking (SDN) reach a broad market? That time is coming. As I’ve been saying, most organizations don’t want to be in the software development business in order to automate their networks. Nor do they want software integration “science projects”. They want solutions. We’re starting to […]
Pete Welcher writing for Chesapeake Netcraftsmen comments: As more comes out, we may all be amazed at the breadth of the vision. Some of the key Insieme personnel are … visionary, intense! With UCS and now perhaps ACI, Cisco may be demonstrating that there is virtue in allowing a new technology to settle a little, […]
Pete Welcher from Chesapeake Netcraftsmen takes another look at Ruckus Wireless: What can I say? It works. Plug in the controller, web into it (or access it via Microsoft networking, which I leave disabled), a little setup, plug in AP, and voila. It works well. Read more: Network Field Day 5: Ruckus Wireless Revisited