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Study Finds Network Admins Juggling Multiple Initiatives

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    Application angst

    In terms of organizational bandwidth demand, three-quarters of respondents expect increases of up to 50 percent in 2014. In 2015, this bandwidth surge continues unabated with one-quarter of respondents expecting demand to increase between 51 percent to 100 percent, and 12 percent of respondents forecasting their organization's demand to exceed 100 percent. As applications and networks grow in complexity, the ability to resolve performance problems worsens: 74 percent indicated that their largest application troubleshooting challenge was isolating the source of the problem, a 6 percent rise over last year's results.

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Study Finds Network Admins Juggling Multiple Initiatives

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    Application angst

    In terms of organizational bandwidth demand, three-quarters of respondents expect increases of up to 50 percent in 2014. In 2015, this bandwidth surge continues unabated with one-quarter of respondents expecting demand to increase between 51 percent to 100 percent, and 12 percent of respondents forecasting their organization's demand to exceed 100 percent. As applications and networks grow in complexity, the ability to resolve performance problems worsens: 74 percent indicated that their largest application troubleshooting challenge was isolating the source of the problem, a 6 percent rise over last year's results.

Network Instruments, a business unit of JDSU, recently released the results of its Seventh Annual State of the Network Global Study. Highlighted in the survey taken by 241 network professionals is continuing uncertainty surrounding the emerging software-defined networks (SDN), which many network administrators view as a "road trip without a map." While 12 percent of network managers and engineers regard SDN as critical, the rest seem divided as to whether it is important at all, with more than 80 percent of respondents viewing SDN as "unimportant" or just wanting to "ride out the hype."