You’ve probably noticed a new network update, or perhaps you’re curious about a new network technology. Whatever the case, it is important to know the details of new networking updates before making your own changes. Fortunately, many of these updates are very easy to implement. The first one is Layer 3 to the host, also known as VXLAN+EVPN overlays. Its benefits include better traffic management, provisioning, and more granular security.
Juniper Networks’ Apstra intent-based networking platform, which aims to address the edge data center, has recently undergone an update. Apstra now supports collapsed fabric topologies, and professional services for migration and zero-trust security policies are now available. This new update should help smaller enterprises adopt IBN, which enables them to design networks based on their intended use. Juniper is acquiring Apstra at the end of 2020.
Older networking equipment and software can pose security risks and can cause network failure. Older networks can also be slow, resulting in fewer employees’ productivity. It is therefore vital to update your network to newer technology to avoid this problem. By implementing these upgrades, you will improve your connectivity, reliability, usability, and customer satisfaction, while reducing the overall cost of ownership. You’ll be glad you did! If you haven’t already, take advantage of these new networking updates.
As we move towards the future of mobile communication, carriers are sunsetting older 2G and 3G networks to make way for newer 4G LTE and 5G networks. As we know, new devices require more bandwidth, and 3G tops out at 3 Mbps. By contrast, 4G LTE is much faster and will allow more devices to share spectrum. The CDMA network will be phased out by Verizon by 2022. AT&T has said it will shut down in February and T-Mobile is slated to end its 3G network in April 2022.