Top 10 Networking Solution Companies - 2019
The enterprise networking landscape ebbs and flows each year as new technology enters the market, but 2019 was the year that saw trends like edge computing and SD-WAN start to gain some serious momentum.
We are already entering into the era of 5G. It will enable a host of new applications for enterprises and consumers, including augmented reality, virtual reality, IoT, autonomous vehicles, enhanced mobile broadband and many more. Soon, there will be an explosion in the number of devices. The already dense IT networks are poised to become even more complicated. Traditional automation frameworks will no longer be sufficient, and artificial intelligence and machine learning will pave the way for nextgen automation driving a real end to end digital transformation.
The prime benefits of 5G are faster speeds, lower delay and wireless connectivity for a panoply of connected devices ranging from smart phones, to home security to wearable medical devices. However, it is important to remember that all these carriers have billions of dollars invested in legacy 3G and 4G base, switching and outside plant equipment. The 5G network will not be a greenfield build, but rather an add-on to existing 3G and 4G services for the foreseeable future. This backward compatibility will likely cause some service limitations as the roll-out phases in. Further, because 5G cells are smaller range radios, many more cell sites will need to be built.
An increasing number of network administrators are looking towards Intent based Networking solutions to simplify their day to day operations. Automation of the network through 5G will prove critical to maintaining the sanity and security of the network in the coming few years.
We present to you the “10 Most Promising Networking Solution Providers - 2019.”