The Top Challenges for Network Engineers in 2015

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Ensuring QoS with Increased High-Bandwidth Traffic

Organizations, supporting more complex customer-facing applications and increased use of enterprise video, VoIP, and other high-bandwidth internal traffic, are being forced to ramp up bandwidth. This shift to network speeds of 10G or higher, however, presents a monitoring problem for engineers; if they can't see the network traffic, they can't troubleshoot in real time, and network performance suffers for employees and for customers using the organization's applications. As a result, network and application performance monitoring solutions will become critical to keeping systems running smoothly.

It doesn't look like network engineers are going to get much of a rest in 2015; instead, their job is growing more difficult each day as an increasing number of complex tasks lands on their desks. From static budgets to higher bandwidth demand to constant and evolving security threats, network engineers have their work cut out for them. Still, solutions do exist that can help lighten the load for these IT professionals. With that in mind, here's a list of some of the high-priority obstacles engineers will face in this year and the products that can help them meet those challenges, from Jay Botelho, director of product management at WildPackets, Inc.

WildPackets, Inc., founded in 1990, develops hardware and software solutions that drive network performance, enabling organizations of all sizes to analyze, troubleshoot, optimize, and secure their wired and wireless networks. WildPackets products are sold in over 60 countries and deployed in all industrial sectors. Customers include Boeing, Chrysler, Fidelity, Motorola, Nationwide, and over 80 percent of the Fortune 1000. WildPackets is a Cisco Technical Development Partner (CTDP).

 

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