It's Time to Take Full Control of Your Network
Add more intelligence and security with easy management, while reducing risks and cost.
As organizations strive to grasp the benefits of an ever-expanding array of technology solutions, the demands on their infrastructure become more and more challenging to manage.
Business stakeholders want agility, security, reliability, scalability and a host of other capabilities, with an expectation that costs will stay the same or even lessen. It is the network that bridges the gap between the ideals of the business world and the harsh realities of cost, risk, and physics.
Conventional network management requires skilled resources, particularly at the network edge, doing repetitive or time-consuming tasks. As networks increase in size and complexity, so do the demands on network administrators, to maintain a secure, reliable and agile business tool that keeps pace with an ever-changing commercial landscape.
Stakeholders expect a rapid response to change requests, so network administrators have less time to make more changes, which increases the risk of mistakes. In 2014, Gartner commented that “the undisputed #1 cause of network outages is human error.”
More recent studies report that up to 70% of data center outages can be attributed to blunders. Growth in network size and the variety of services they deliver have increased the risk of misconfiguration and the impact of such mistakes. Gartner estimates the average cost of an outage at $5,600 per minute, depending on business type and criticality of the service.
The problem is that networking has its origins in the early days of computing when bandwidth was scarce, and security wasn’t even a consideration. Although technology has advanced since then, networking has fallen behind, leaving administrators to craft solutions with inadequate tools, creating complex ad-hoc systems that aren’t always as reliable or secure as we want.
In Allied Telesis whitepaper "5 Steps to Total Network Automation" they look at the most time-consuming and error-prone network management activities and suggest five steps an organization can take to adopt network automation and build a reliable, secure and agile network capable of delivering the services that stakeholders demand.
Interested in learning more? Join 5 Steps to Total Network Automation webinar on March 26th 2019 at 10:00 AM GMT!