The role of the data center has changed dramatically in recent years, especially in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. No longer a siloed segment of a business, today’s IT department has a huge impact on a company’s entire business model. Digital transformation is also shifting IT leaders’ focus to software that can do things that were unimaginable with hardware alone. These factors are driving changes in the construct and boundaries of the traditional data center, and strong network monitoring is required to ensure the successful and coherent adoption of new technologies.
A new white paper from Park Place Technologies explores how network monitoring gives IT the power to embrace innovation. The paper outlines how five technologies have changed the face of modern IT – edge computing, internet of things (IoT), microservices, hybrid IT, and SD-Wan. Park Place explains how these technologies have caused the modern data center network to transform into one that is software-defined, converged, and automated.
The authors then explore how network monitoring creates a path for new technology by looking at what it does from a business and network team perspective.