The year 2013 will be exciting for network administrators. Task is to safely implement many new technologies into the company networks and to deal also with new themes. What network technologies have long term - over the next five years - the largest development potential.
Arne Ohlsen, Blue Coat: "A stable and secure network is already Commodity Nevertheless, the demands on the performance and security of the network, especially if the acceptance of applications from cloud increases so Internet infrastructures are more and more. Part of a corporate network that already has way more no clearly definable boundaries.
Therefore, in our view, wins the asymmetric WAN optimization in importance: the acceleration in the corporate data center. This is the set screw on the corporate IT can rotate in order to speed up the delivery of content from the Internet or from SaaS applications. "
Uli Brox, Brocade: " Ethernet Fabrics and concomitantly, virtualization services are used more and more by customers because they simplify network administration enormously too easy expansion or scalability of the network by self-configuring components in both the data center and in Campus networks lead to a rethinking of many network operators worth it in any case, at an early stage to deal with this issue.”
Tarik Erdemir, D-Link: "Server virtualization in Germany is likely to slow heading into a veritable rate of 60 percent, and by 2014 an increase is forecast at 75 percent of this increase, combined with the increasing capacity of server systems, bringing the much-discussed jump to 40 GbE / 100 GbE in the data center network in the budget. This step is inevitable, because the traffic moving mainly between the servers (East-West, OW) and only the result to the client (South-North, SN) is delivered. Currently this ratio is 75 percent / 25 percent (OW / SN).
The current hype around Software-Defined Networks (SDN) will first complete the current trends Data Center Bridging (DCB) and switching fabric in the data center, and later spread in the campus. The advantages in the management and automation of networks with flexibility make SDN equally attractive for data center and also for the campus. This development fits in very well with the customer requirements in terms of higher efficiency through industrialization of IT.
The Campus LAN will be the effects of virtual desktops (VDI), desktop video applications and the increasing mobility "result" and insert 10 Gigabit Ethernet in Access. Especially the increase of mobile devices is the use of new wireless standard 802.11ac (also called Gigabit WLAN) and requires new network concepts. Besides the quick dissipation of the resulting mobile data on 10 GbE access switches number and variety of mobile devices will be a challenge. A large number of users will expect the best wireless connectivity on any device. This will come in the top 500 as well as to authorities, hospitals and hotels. From a security perspective, here's a new use (equipment, profiles, user-based) is required - without the "user experience" limit. In the future, more solutions with a good value for money, offering attractive quality and reliability, make the race. "
Olaf Hagemann, Extreme Networks: "It is quite clear that the bandwidths continue to increase 10GbE is now the default network connections. You do not need crystal ball to predict that 100 GbE in core 2014 is increasingly prevail Terabit Ethernet is though... still some way off, but as a synonym for the next stage after 100 GbE already ubiquitous. A question will be the extent to SDN will prevail in width. Here is still a lot of marketing in the game. However, there are products without the SDN option and support for protocols like OpenFlow and OpenStack have difficulty establishing them in the market. Extremes will provide this option in any case for the customers. "
Mark Harden, F5: "Networks need to be controlled from a cost point, as well but also be agile in order to respond quickly and cost to the business claims to safety requirements must be adhered to, what is in view of the flexible access of employees, customers, partners and suppliers to corporate resources plays an important role. In this way, each terminal can be used. This leads to improved productivity, growth and customer satisfaction. "
Frank Pieper, Juniper: "SDN makes for a great change in the networking industry for Juniper, we believe that the impact of SDN are much stronger than expected by many previously Theme networking is redefined, and we will have new winners and.. losers in the market watch thank SDN, the networking industry that offer extend to their customers around two critical services providers now have the opportunity innovations to deliver faster, first, at the same time customers can integrate them. Secondly, the cost of running a network is drastically reduced. "
Ralf Koenzen, LANCOM: "Generally speaking, particularly in our key focus areas of safety, availability and bandwidth, we expect a lot of development potential. Thus, vectoring for ADSL connections - if this trend continues and is introduced - at low prices, much more bandwidth for many connections offer. Besides, the increasing availability of fiber connectivity is significantly more performance routers require, the ever-improving LTE network coverage opens the market for more, equipped with additional features such as Wi-Fi "All-in-one" devices. Moreover, new wireless internet ensure standards and a great interest of mobile operators in the so-called "LTE offloading" (shift traffic away from the cellular network) for a further proliferation of wireless networks with seamless for the user changes the data traffic. "
Jörg Delete, Netgear: "In the coming years, the penetration of 10 Gigabit technologies will play a major role in the networks of small and medium enterprises Productivity and competitiveness today together directly with the network infrastructure used, which in turn demands on network security increased and administration of the technologies used networking products must also be available at a adapted to the SME Award. Thus, for example, 10-GBASE-T copper switches and affordable storage systems in focus. Today's situation is such that it are dozens of solutions that provide enterprise functionality, but mostly for medium-sized companies are too expensive or too complex to manage, because the products were designed primarily for enterprise networks and are then scaled for the middle class., the need to change the network vendor, and that is why it has taken on the task Netgear to develop products that are tailored in terms of technology and price to meet the requirements of SMEs." (Hal)