The flexibility of software-defined networking (SDN) is what enables some of the world's biggest companies to be innovative and scale their services to reach millions of people. In South Africa, there have been a lot of announcements around SDN and its big brother, software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN), in the last few months. Are local firms taking advantage of the opportunities it provides?
Open source: a slow rise to the top
There was a time open source technology was ignored, if not distrusted, in the enterprise. Not anymore. Now it's the technology the C-suite turns to first. Not only is it more cost-effective, it's also where the cutting-edge breakthroughs are happening.