Top 5 Tips for Building a Fail-Safe Network

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Map Your Network

The first step in creating a fail-safe network is identifying what equipment is included in your business's computing landscape. Without a full understanding of what servers, components and other assets are running, it's nearly impossible to prevent failure in every one of these moving pieces. There are several tools available today that can help IT admins easily and painlessly map their network, making any subsequent adjustments and improvements much more streamlined and successful in the long run.

It's a headache that nearly every network admin has dealt with: A critical server is down, the helpdesk phone is ringing off the hook, and you're doing everything in your power to contain the pandemonium and fix the issue. Each time something like this takes place, you think to yourself, "Next time, it'll be different. Next time, this won't happen."

The only way to assure that is to respond proactively, and build a network that is completely fail-safe. With this type of critical resource in place, employees can always access the applications and assets they need, and you can rest easy knowing that your network is robust and free from performance-robbing issues.

In this slideshow, Neil Abogado, Talari Networks, looks at the top five things you can do to establish a fail-safe network in your company.


Related Topics : Blade Servers, Business Integration, Ethernet, LAN, Network Protocols

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