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.
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.
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.
Are VARs trying to fleece you for every cent? Are software releases really slow and full of bugs? Should you just scrap your entire infrastructure and go open source with an army of newly-minted network software developers? Tom Hollingsworth gives us some points to think about while we’re preparing for the revolution.