Michaela Goss at Search Networking Tech Target shares an interesting read on the disruptive technologies we can expect in 2020 and in the future of networking technology. Among the top the list as 5G, edge computing infrastructure and WAN technologies. Goss found from other tech bloggers that technologies such as 5G and edge computing will play key roles in network infrastructure transformation, while WAN technologies will continue to grow and thrive.
There is a prediction that the number of enterprise locations that solely use internet WAN connectivity could triple by 2023. In 2019, fewer than 10% of these locations had only internet WAN connectivity, according to Andrew Lerner, research vice president at Gartner. Additionally, the next big thing in the future of networking technology is edge computing, more specifically Secure Access Service Edge (SASE). SASE is a single cloud platform that combines an organization’s network and security services, and Lerner also predicted SASE will see significant growth in the early 2020s. According to Chris Drake, principal analyst at GlobalData Technology, edge computing promises significant benefits for the future of networking technology. One tech that experts can agree on that will guide us to the next wave of innovation is 5G. 5G will set the stage for the future of networking technology and, in particular, a new type of network model, according to Tom Nolle, president of CIMI Corp. “The new network model is a shift in how operators deal with incremental enhancement and modernization for their networks. Because many 5G deployments will be new strict guidelines and a one-size-fits-all service don’t exist for 5G networks. This drives the need for a new, open network model that will be based more on open source or open hardware capabilities, which vendors will likely attempt to conquer throughout 2020,” says Noelle. Drake concludes, “in 2020, expect more alliances and more use cases that take advantage of the ability to combine edge technologies and 5G network architectures in ways that enable the development and delivery of new digital applications.”