Enterprise network trends to watch

What’s going to shake things up in 2018? IT pros will have their hands full with technologies that have been hyped for some time and are now ripe for adoption, including software-defined WAN, hybrid cloud computing, hyperconvergence, and Internet of Things. See below for our collection of enterprise picks, predictions and prognostications.


Software-defined WAN technology is sweeping across the industry, growing from an emerging technology in 2017 to become mainstream in 2018. As SD-WAN deployments become ubiquitous for organizations with remote offices, more big changes will come. Check it out.

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IoT is going to expand on its current strengths in the coming year, broadening its presence in the industrial, energy and transportation sectors and continuing to see growing usage in fields like healthcare and retail. Check it out.

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Hyperconverged systems combine storage, compute and network functionality in a single, virtualized solution. Hyperconvergence gained traction in 2017. As the new year rolls in, adoption momentum will continue – even among large enterprises. Check it out.

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