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WEBINAR: Networking Predictions For 2013

December 20, 2012

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Please note that this Webinar was originally scheduled for 11/30/12 at 11am ET


As Infrastructure & Operations (I&O) leaders move aggressively to execute on supporting cloud, video, big data, and the empowered employee, they've run headlong into growing frictions between networking professionals versus the business, end users, and other I&O members. Fundamentally, the networking organization can't handle key cloud strategy elements such as virtual machine mobility and cloud bursting with today's rigid, manually controlled network. Thus, I&O Professionals must accelerate network investment both inside and outside the data center. The business needs a network that interweaves local-area networks, wide-area networks, wireless, application acceleration, and management with application programming interfaces (APIs) and software development kits (SDKs). This webinar delivers eight key predictions designed to help I&O leaders set their networking strategy for the next five years and identifies what they can do to prepare for the network's transformation.


  • Empowered employee, cloud and big data push networks past their inflection point.
  • The rise of software defined networking (programmability) erodes traditional networking responsibilities.
  • I&O can’t think of networking in terms of just bandwidth, switches or data center but as dynamic, flexible, and automated system connecting together users, services, and information.

Vendors mentioned: Aruba Networks, Brocade, Cisco Systems, Google, HP, Juniper, and VMWare.

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