Networking is coming! And Future:NET Is coming to San Francisco to celebrate its 4th Year! In this post, Christopher Kusek makes the case why this should be an event added to your IT roster. Future:NET stands out because presentations can come from anywhere within the IT stack from Developer, to Security or Network Admin to general practitioner IT Jack of all trades. He takes a look at what is on tap this year.
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Changing your mind is easy. Changing your mindset is much harder. Tom Hollingsworth talks to Nick Furman of VMware about how he has seen the Virtual Cloud Network Road Show changing the way that people think about their IT organization.
Inspired by Deepak Bansal’s presentation at Future:NET 2018, Roger Lund looks at Unified Software-Defined Networking for Microservices. He considers if this is something that can be achieved, or just a pleasant fantasy.
Tom Hollingsworth is back from the Virtual Cloud Network Deep Dive and he shares his thoughts about why VMware NSX is becoming a powerful tool for all parts of the data center, from networking to security.
Ather Beg looks at a session that Mastercard presented at Future:NET 2018. For Ather, it reiterated even a cutting edge financial services provider faces the same challenges when transitioning to cloud-native infrastructure.
At Future:NET 2018, Ed Horley got to hear a session on how blockchain technology could impact enterprise networks. Despite hype around financial applications, Ed looks how how blockchain could be used for microtransactions between unknown parties, virtualized network functions, and IoT trust models. Blockchain has many more applications beyond cryptocurrency, and Future:NET 2018 showed the possible network implications.
Tom Hollingsworth considers our seemingly inevitable multi cloud future. Recent security breaches have made him ask, can these complex systems be built to keep them both secure and open? He’s looking forward to the VMware NSX Virtual Cloud Network Deep Dive to learn how to make this possible.
At Future:NET 2018 Roger Lund heard a talk from Adam Casella about the state of networking in the age of cloud. Roger breaks down why it’s so hard to operate a cloud-native network, why these issues haven’t been solved yet, and how some companies have approached the issue.
Ather Beg considers Marco Palladino’s presentation at Future:NET 2018 about the challenges to business around microservices and APIs. He outlines how service architecture is already changing, and how it will continue in the near future.
Service mesh and automation featured heavily in Future:NET 2018 presentations. Ed Horley was able to attend them, and shares his thoughts in this post.