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Brocade NZ: The New IP, SDN takes hold, and IoTs becomes business issue

Brocade NZ: The New IP, SDN takes hold, and IoTs becomes business issue

Andy Miller, Country Manager for New Zealand at Brocade, outlines his predictions below on what technology trends we should watch for in 2015...

The year 2014 was marked by a number of potentially historic technological innovations.

From smart spectacles to connected watches, 2014 has seen technologies first conceptualised in science fiction becoming reality.

These achievements have shown that our appetite for innovation remains as strong as ever, and that our world is becoming ever more dependent on the networks underpinning these technologies. What can we expect in 2015?

Andy Miller, Country Manager for New Zealand at Brocade, outlines his predictions below on what technology trends we should watch for in 2015:

The rise of the New IP:

"We are at the forefront of a new paradigm for networking: Historically, compute transitions have always driven network evolution," Miller says.

"It is no secret that the future lies in new compute models—such as mobile, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things—and this will in turn lead to a major shift in networking."

According to Miller, legacy networks, built on ostensibly-open-but-proprietary protocols and designed for non-mission critical applications, will have to adapt to support the adoption of these new technological trends.

"In 2015, we will see this effort begin in earnest, with the rise of the New IP that is better aligned with the evolution of the rest of IT and based on the principles of openness and scalability while being software-driven and hardware-optimised," he adds.

Openness helps SDN and NFV take big leaps forward:

"Over the past year we’ve seen Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) become firmly established as the future of network infrastructures," Miller explains.

"We have already seen some early adopters taking advantage of these technologies but, in 2015, we’re expecting to see SDN and NFV really take hold."

As a result, Brocade believes the industry is rapidly shifting toward open and open source technologies, and data centres will be software-defined with a high degree of virtualisation in workloads and applications at the edge/device level.

"The network of the future will be multiservice, multitenant, hardware-accelerated, and software-controlled," Miller adds.


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