Tag: networking

How to build credibility as an MSP

How to build credibility as an MSP

In today’s market, many MSPs appear to be just like each other. Clients don’t know the difference between them. If you do not have a compelling Unique Selling Proposition, then you need to at least have additional branding and credibility....

/ December 31, 2018
Linux Foundation is looking for a few good MSPs with networking expertise

Linux Foundation is looking for a few good MSPs with networking expertise

The Linux Foundation is looking for managed service providers (MSP) and systems integrators to start contributing to multiple projects seeking to transform networking using open source code.

/ December 13, 2018
Deployments of 5G networks start to accelerate

Deployments of 5G networks start to accelerate

While the definition of what precisely constitutes a 5G networking service has become a little fluid, it’s clear that both enterprise IT organizations and service providers are starting to deploy the technologies required to enable these next generation networking services. 

/ November 13, 2018
intent-based networking
Alex Hoff: The advantages of intent-based networking

Alex Hoff: The advantages of intent-based networking

Intent-based networking makes it possible to manage a network simply by identifying your intent—in other words, what you want to happen. Configure guest Wi-Fi. Set up VoIP phones in Branch 3 office. Software then figures out the best way to...

/ April 16, 2018
Software defined network
SDNs need to extend to legacy networking equipment

SDNs need to extend to legacy networking equipment

Software-defined networks (SDNs) represent a huge opportunity for managed service providers to more efficiently manage networks. Instead of needing a technician to manually program each network device one at a time using a command line interface (CLI), an SDN enables...

/ April 4, 2018
intent-based networking
Alex Hoff: Intent-based networking will revolutionize managed services

Alex Hoff: Intent-based networking will revolutionize managed services

Wouldn’t it be great if managing a network were like ordering a pizza? Decide what you want, make a phone call (or visit a website), and place your order — done. Figuring out how to fill the order wouldn’t be...

/ March 19, 2018
Networking user experience
Alex Hoff: Why design and user experience matter in networking

Alex Hoff: Why design and user experience matter in networking

If you sat down to use a computer circa 1991, you’d find yourself working with a machine with computing resources that comprised a fraction of the power that’s now packed into your smartphone. You’d also find yourself working with an...

/ December 18, 2017