Software-Defined Everything: 5 Trends for 2018

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If you only think of SD-WAN when you think software-defined services, you’re missing a big, broad and fast-growing ecosystem. Yes, delivering a service to, say, integrate public clouds and customer data centers to better deliver applications and enable IoT will take some technical know-how. But the opportunity is worth that investment.

Takeaways for Your Business

In this Report you’ll learn:

  • Why containers are displacing traditional VMs as an application platform.
  • How to build on your SD-WAN expertise to deliver on IoT’s promise
  • What’s involved in tailoring a cloud-to-edge strategy for customer sites

About the Author

Kurt Marko is an IT industry analyst, consultant and regular contributor to a number of technology publications, pursuing his passion for communications after a varied career that has spanned virtually the entire high-tech food chain from chips to systems. Upon graduating from Stanford University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering, Marko spent several years as a semiconductor device physicist, doing process design, modeling and testing. He then joined AT&T Bell Laboratories as a memory chip designer and CAD and simulation developer. Moving to Hewlett-Packard, he started in the laser printer R&D lab doing electrophotography development, for which he earned a patent, but his love of computers eventually led him to join HP’s nascent technical IT group. Marko spent 15 years as an IT engineer and was a lead architect for several enterprisewide infrastructure projects at HP, including the Windows domain infrastructure, remote access service, Exchange email infrastructure and managed web services.


  1. Avatar Colin Darbyshire December 4, 2017 @ 8:32 am

    Only the front cover appears to download i’m afraid! Please could this be fixed? Thanks. Colin

    • Lorna Garey Lorna Garey December 4, 2017 @ 9:18 am

      Oh no! I will take a look now. Thanks for the heads up.

    • Lorna Garey Lorna Garey December 4, 2017 @ 9:19 am

      Hmm, the full report downloads for me. You do have to be logged in.

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