Gartner: Network Resolutions for 2017
It is the time of year for New Years’ resolutions, and consequently network resolutions if you’re responsible for an enterprise network. In a nutshell, here are some recommendations (side note: no vendor names or mega-hyped networking buzzword technologies like SDWAN, SDN, or Intent…).
Automation – the state of network automation is quite unfortunate. Multiple surveys and client interactions indicate that 80+% of network changes are manually driven. If you have limited resources in 2017, invest them here. We cover specific vendors in our Market Guide for Network Automation.
Begin looking at Webscale Networking practices – Just because we’re not Google Facebook or Amazon, doesn’t mean we can’t learn from some of their practices and apply them in our networks. We call this webscale networking and it is covered here.
Cease worst practices – This is a repeat of last years’ resolution, but an OBG. One simple way to improve your network is to stop shooting yourself in the foot. We cover worst network practices here including technical debt, network incrementalism, vendor lockin, and several more.
Read the entire article here, Network Resolutions for 2017 – Andrew Lerner
via the fine folks at Gartner