NaaS offers flexibility, rapid provisioning, and predictable costs, but needs to resolve issue of vendor lock-in and service-level.
Rolling out effective zero-trust network access calls for coordinating IT and security teams, data discovery, network segmentation.
Applications that rely on microservices put demands on data-center infrastructure and personnel, but the service mesh can optimize routing requests between microservices without constant human intervention.
Automation tools can reduce manual tasks and improve security today even though the goal of full automation is still remote.
Each edge-computing deployment has very specific requirements, but since the need for edge applications over time may shift, it’s important to find an architecture that works now but is flexible enough to meet future needs.
COVID-19 triggered what’s likely to be a permanent increase in work-from-home employees, so IT pros should start work on a better remote-access architecture, perhaps the secure access service edge (SASE).
Citizens Broadband Radio Service could be a boon for enterprise mobile edge computing and help supplement wireless coverage where Wi-Fi falls short.
The growing use of cloud services is changing the pattern and the volume of branch-office data across the WAN, but wireless cellular services along with the intelligence of software-defined WAN can help keep traffic and costs in line.