Finding Your Way Mapping Your Network to Improve Manageability
Networking has come a long way since its beginnings. In the early days of computer networks, an average business’ deployment may have had a couple hubs and maybe a router if it connected to a wide area network or the Internet. Today, however, the complexity of the typical business network has increased many times, in no small part due to the price of computer equipment dropping and the proliferation of smartphones and tablets into the enterprise. As a result, having a solid idea of what’s running on your network at any given time has become a top priority for network engineers and IT staff, and having an accurate, up-to-date network map is a huge part of that.