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It is clear that 5G is already around, as demonstrated in a couple large-scale sports games, like Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang and World Cup 2018 in Russia. The successful demonstration of the new networking architecture has encouraged the accelerated 5G rollouts across leading vendors like AT&T and Nokia.

The term Industry 4.0 covers the concepts of “smart factory”, which has been the buzzword for the manufacturing sector over the past few years. In fact, there is an increasing number of manufacturers deploying computer vision, motion control, and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to improve production efficiency. However, there are deployment challenges since real-life applications are rarely simple.

Branch networking is going rapid changes driven by cloud computing and SaaS (Software as a Service) applications. In fact, the flooding uses of mobile devices and Apps have become the driving force for the change of branch LAN and WAN infrastructures. Thus, IT management has turned their attention to Software-Defined Branch (SD-Branch).

SD-WAN has been one of the most widespread software-defined technologies in the network segment, particularly due to its cost advantages, simple deployments and shortened time-to-market. Thus, it’s expected that SD-WAN will become available in most of the office settings in the next couple years. Like most of the technologies, once it is widespread, the future will be around the security issue, and SD-WAN is no exception.

I help found 128 Technology to usher in a wave of innovation in networking through the application of software to IP Networking. In every industry, widely available programming capabilities have transformed them. Software defined radios have transformed wireless networks, computer controlled machines have revolutionized manufacturing and many more. We expect the IP Networking world to be completely transformed in the next decade through innovative software.

The industrial environment has evolved due to the demands for enhancements in processing technology. By integrating multi-core server and virtualization software, the production network is moving towards “consolidation” to optimize the hardware server.

SD-WAN has been the one of the trendy topic among SDN applications, and the wide adoption of it is largely contributed to the economical and security factors. Enterprises, particularly in ISP (Internet Service Provider) and CSP (Communication Service Provider), are showing rapid implementation of SD-WAN and SDN – related architectures to overcome challenges in their network management.