While 5G and SD-WAN remain highly hyped, COVID-19 instantly shifted I&O’s priorities, creating the need to dynamically, rapidly and temporarily scale to support a large remote workforce. This accelerated interest in cloud-based and consumption-based networking and security technologies.
- What You Need to Know
- The Hype Cycle
- The Priority Matrix
- Off the Hype Cycle
- On the Rise
- FACs (NextGen SmartNICs)
- Named Data Networking
- Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be)
- Enhanced Internet Services
- Software-Defined Cloud Interconnect
- At the Peak
- Low Earth Orbit Satellite Systems
- Standard Private LTE
- Kubernetes Networking
- Edge Networking
- Multicloud Networking
- Service Mesh
- Secure Access Service Edge (SASE)
- 5G Services
- 400 Gbps Ethernet
- Network On-Demand Services
- Network Automation
- Sliding Into the Trough
- Telemetry-Based Routing
- Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
- Open Networking/OCP Networking
- Zero Trust Network Access
- Intent-Based Networking
- NFV and uCPE
- Climbing the Slope
- Software-Defined Networking (SDN)
- Identity-Based Segmentation (Microsegmentation)
- Ethernet Switching Fabric
- Cloud-Managed Networks
- Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels
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