Pete Bartolik

Pete Bartolik has researched and written about technology and vertical market segments for many years and has worked on many market research, writing and social media projects. He was news editor of the IT management publication, Computerworld, and a reporter for a daily newspaper.

DIY Not the Best Approach to SD-WAN
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DIY Not the Best Approach to SD-WAN


Sorting Through SD-WAN Options

Sorting Through SD-WAN Options

Many expect software-defined network (SDN) technologies, and in particular SD-WANs, to provide the solution, but sorting through all the options can be a challenge.

Irresistible Appeal of Open Source

Irresistible Appeal of Open Source

The telecom industry is racing toward a software-defined networking (SDN) world, but needs to go beyond traditional cooperation on standards to actually sharing software code, in order to keep pace with innovation.

Putting VNFs to work

Putting VNFs to work

For years, enterprises have lived under the tyranny of proprietary network devices that are costly and time-consuming to update or upgrade, making it difficult to open and close new offices, or quickly pursue new business...

Enterprises and Carriers in Sync with NFV

Enterprises and Carriers in Sync with NFV

Historically, there’s always been tension between enterprises and carriers over equipment and servicing issues. But network functions virtualization (NFV) is providing more visibility into the network, giving enterprises greater...

MPLS, SD-WAN Not an Either/Or Scenario

MPLS, SD-WAN Not an Either/Or Scenario

Software-defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) technology is providing enterprises with greater flexibility and agility over WAN connectivity, but is being used to supplement rather than replace existing implementations of Multiprotocol...

FlexWare: Year Two

FlexWare: Year Two

AT&T’s venture into “white box services” is “a clear signal to traditional telecom suppliers that the gig's up on closed system sales.” That’s cheery news to enterprises that have long chafed over the relative inflexibility of on-site...

Integrating SD-WAN into the Enterprise

Integrating SD-WAN into the Enterprise

Even though many enterprises have already, or plan to deploy SD-WAN, many organizations say they continue to invest in traditional MPLS overlay.

Network-as-a-Service, Not a Barrier

Network-as-a-Service, Not a Barrier

As more and more IT assets rely on cloud computing, IT decision makers need to make sure their networks aren’t becoming obstacles to achieving business objectives.

Find the Path to Networking Nirvana

Find the Path to Networking Nirvana

Almost all enterprise-class organizations are sitting atop a pile of existing network infrastructure, dealing with the headaches of a complex hardware lifecycle. Many would like to find a smooth path to a virtual networking future in...

SDN Bandwagon Getting Ready to Move

AT&T’s SDN rollout signals a coming paradigm shift to programmable network management

Looking for Network Monsters Under the Bed

Can’t everyone just get along? In the case of OpenFlow and OpenDaylight, it looks like they can

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