There’s no doubt network professionals are adopting technologies such as cloud computing and virtualization, but it is less certain how IT organizations are working to monitor the advanced environments and troubleshoot performance problems. Recent survey results show that while industry watchers often advise keeping management in mind when deploying new technologies, many IT shops tend to focus on monitoring and troubleshooting after experiencing problems in production.
Network Instruments this week released the results of its 2010 State of the Network Survey, which polled some 265 network professionals regarding emerging technologies and ongoing management challenges. The network and application management vendor focused its questions on cloud computing adoption, virtualization, video conferencing and performance management. A recurring theme cropped up among these survey results, according to Stephen Brown, product marketing manager at Network Instruments.