Nine Top Enterprise Network Trends

Nine Top Enterprise Network Trends

Focusing on OptimizationFocusing on Optimization

As organizations turn to public network services, providers don’t always deliver what’s promised. To fill in gaps, tech teams must turn to rack-and-stack tools for optimization of WAN and Internet connectivity.

Deploying DCIMDeploying DCIM

“DCIM” stands for data center infrastructure management. It helps assess whether the network has room for data growth, as well as take greater advantage of connection options among your systems.

Moving Toward SegmentationMoving Toward Segmentation

In light of mobility and BYOD, IT departments are breaking large networks into smaller pieces to increase access control.

Reinventing the Data CenterReinventing the Data Center

Because of virtualization, CIOs can’t build data centers the way they did even five years ago, as the building blocks of enterprise apps have changed and flatter, faster models are needed.

Adopting Non-Blocking Switching ArchitecturesAdopting Non-Blocking Switching Architectures

Today’s devices and storage systems require staggering speed, so non-blocking switching architectures prove critical for predictable app performance and user satisfaction.

Exploring Software-Defined NetworkingExploring Software-Defined Networking

By allowing network admins to shape traffic and deploy services to address changing business needs, CIOs are increasing service availability and agility while reducing expenses.

Transitioning to IPv6Transitioning to IPv6

With the Internet of Things connecting hundreds of millions of new devices onto the network, CIOs are increasingly finding that the only practical option for connectivity is the 128-bit IPv6 address.

Embracing the New Standard of Wireless NetworkingEmbracing the New Standard of Wireless Networking

That would be the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard, which promises deliver data transmission rates that could double that of prior networks.

Buying into Web-Scale ITBuying into Web-Scale IT

By emulating the architectures, processes and practices of the large cloud providers such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft, enterprises can recreate their capabilities within the enterprise. By 2017, web-scale IT will be operating in one-half of organizations, according to Gartner.

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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