Tag: network management

Report details scope of network management challenges faced by MSPs

Report details scope of network management challenges faced by MSPs

A report published this week by Auvik Networks finds more than three-quarters of managed service providers (MSPs) manage four or more network vendors across their client base. A third of MSPs are managing equipment from six to ten networking and...

/ August 30, 2018
network management
Network Management: In Search of a Few Good GUIs

Network Management: In Search of a Few Good GUIs

Most of the time, interacting with electronic devices is as simple as point and click. In many instances, you don’t even have to think very hard about where to point, thanks to the richly intuitive tools that have evolved out...

/ August 20, 2018
Network automation race
Network automation arms race is on

Network automation arms race is on

Network automation is a doubled-edged sword that as far as managed service providers are concerned is about to cut both ways. On one side, network automation has the potential to significantly reduce labor costs for MSPs. On the other side,...

/ May 8, 2018
intent-based networking
Alex Hoff: The advantages of intent-based networking

Alex Hoff: The advantages of intent-based networking

Intent-based networking makes it possible to manage a network simply by identifying your intent—in other words, what you want to happen. Configure guest Wi-Fi. Set up VoIP phones in Branch 3 office. Software then figures out the best way to...

/ April 16, 2018
manual network management
Stop doing these 7 manual network management tasks

Stop doing these 7 manual network management tasks

Active network infrastructure management is a key element of any managed service offering. Traditionally, network management has involved a lot of tedious manual work, making it expensive and very hard to scale. And that’s why many MSPs have shied away...

/ January 10, 2018 / 3 Comments