Ensuring Business Continuity Through Effective Network Asset Management: A Standards-Based Approach Speeds Disaster Recovery
In the years since the IT industry's last big business continuity push - Y2K preparedness - the world has become a much more complicated place. So have networks, which now carry blended voice and data traffic, and hundreds or thousands of applications in the typical enterprise. As a result, networks are being pushed to their limits by ever-increasing user demands. This scenario presents tremendous risk should disaster strike - or if a company merely wants to maximize the value of its IT investments by extracting the highest performance levels possible from the network. In today's environment, traditional business continuity approaches and manual network asset management tools are woefully ineffective.