Wireless no longer plays second fiddle to the traditional wired network. IT Deployments have evolved from basic configurations in conference rooms and corridors to large implementations covering entire buildings and campuses. As IT departments continue the long transformation process to virtual and hybrid infrastructures, one factor remains constant – they need to know what is happening on their network, because
without the network being up and performing well, nothing works. The key to operational efficiency means more automation and integrated management solutions, so that network managers and operators can focus on managing the network rather than managing the network management system.
A unified network management platform that provides a holistic perspective of all network assets can help network admins quickly diagnose and resolve issues on either network, ultimately improving performance and reducing operating expenses.
The concept of unified network management has been discussed for years, so it is not quite an emerging technology. Network engineers can identify, configure, monitor, update and troubleshoot all of their wired and wireless network devices from a single integrated console. This approach — often referred to as a “single pane of glass” — eliminates the need for network admins to toggle between multiple network management tools to diagnose a performance issue or reconfigure devices.