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5 Fundamental Requirements For High-Performing Networks

A new set of network essentials is necessary to meet the challenges of today's network administration and management.
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The network is the fundamental building block not only of IT itself, but of modern businesses on the whole. Its evolution includes dramatic advancements from wireless networks to the Internet of Things (IoT) and software-defined networking (SDN), resulting in a today that's complex, and a future that is bound to become even more so.

With that, managing the network has become a pivotal role, and so it's important for IT professionals to identify what's most critical today to ensure business success. Not only that, it's imperative IT professionals are also planning for the future of the network.

This slideshow, the first in a two-part series, outlines a new set of network essentials that is necessary to meet the challenges of today's network administration head-on. By focusing on these fundamentals, IT professionals will be equipped to handle any network-related challenges brought forth by IT's ever-changing landscape.

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Leon Adato is a Head Geek at SolarWinds, an IT management software provider based in Austin, Texas. Adato boasts more than 25 years of IT experience, including 14 years working with systems management, monitoring, and automation solutions for servers, networks, and the web. ... View Full Bio

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aditshar1,
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12/20/2015 | 11:58:31 PM
Transmission
I believe, base to high performing network is strong transmission eliminating letency and low bandwidth issues, which can help us to achieve distributed computing enabling use computing and data resources located at different locations.
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ClassC,
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12/17/2015 | 9:10:18 PM
Wireless Device Tracking

"....network administrators must implement user device tracking, automated IP address management and wireless heat maps."

 

Is there a some other user device tracking software available other than what comes with the wireless router that is recommended ?

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12/17/2015 | 9:00:29 PM
Network Recovery: Which One First ?

Avoiding outages is another good tip.   Documentation on what should be brought back first is vital in many complex environments.

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12/17/2015 | 8:56:46 PM
Network Diagramming

I really like the mention of a network diagram.   If you are lucky, you will have a small one to start with and then expand, if not you will have to make sense of the network and then diagram, either way you will need one.

 

And be happy you have it.

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virsingh211,
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12/17/2015 | 1:48:31 AM
Complex !!! In What
When we say network is becoming complex and it will become more, what exactly we intend to explain, is it about manageability of network or troubleshooting with aspect to challenges in network. During my past experiance with couple of customer and stakeholders this statement was little diplomatic to them. We need to be more precise to explain i guess. Although i found some very useful and very good point in ths blog about requirement for High performance network.
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