Network architects now assume greater responsibility for understanding the business requirements and translating them into the appropriate network design, using hardware and software to deliver the required reliability, security and performance.
As global value chains become more knowledge-intensive, they’ve spawned an increase in cross-border bandwidth usage. Volume 2 of the Global Interconnection Index Report, a market study published by Equinix, projects interconnection bandwidth global growth of 48% CAGR. Efficient planning, implementation and management of these networks and interconnections is critical to the success of global services.
If you’ve been involved in IT management in any way during the past ten years, you’ve no doubt noticed network architecture is being transformed. It’s trending toward a decentralized model where enterprises increasingly rely on a variety of IT and connectivity providers for network infrastructure and management.