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The Friday Five: Network Automation, Cloud Security and Data Center Staffing Shortage

Jun 28, 2019

Twice a month, we highlight five popular news stories from the world of networking, security and automation. Here are the top five stories from the last two weeks.

NetBrain Aims to Ease Enterprise Network Automation Fears with Just In Time Platform – SiliconANGLE

CEO Lingping Gao’s interview with theCUBE focuses on NetBrain’s approach to network automation, why some organizations fear the use of automated tools and NetBrain’s Just in Time network automation platform. The full interview can be viewed at the end of SiliconANGLE’s article.

Survey: Data-Center Staffing Shortage Remains Challenging – Network World

Based on Uptime Institute’s annual data center survey results, 61% of respondents said they’ve had significant difficulty retaining or recruiting staff, up from 55% last year. The lack of workplace diversity is also contributing to the staffing crisis. Although data center growth isn’t going to slow down anytime soon, AI could help the industry keep pace with staffing requirements.

The Essentials of Network Security: What Does Your Enterprise Need? – Solutions Review

It is vital for your enterprise to monitor for security threats that could be hiding within the network. Network performance monitors and network detection and response can help enterprises discover threats that have already breached perimeter defenses, allowing IT teams to create and prepare a network security plan.

Why Half of Enterprises Struggle to Keep Pace with Cloud Security – TechRepublic

According to Symantec’s Cloud Security Threat Report, 54% of respondents indicate their organization’s cloud security is not able to keep up with cloud applications. There is a lot to keep up with, especially when organizations are storing data in more than one place, making it difficult for IT leaders to achieve visibility across applications and workloads.

How to Tackle Wireless Network Planning in 9 Steps – SearchNetworking

For IT teams to successfully overcome wireless network planning, it is important to begin the planning process by understanding the basics of your organization. IT teams need to uncover the niche areas of wireless network planning to build a network that can sufficiently support the organization. SearchNetworking shares nine key phases to effectively accomplish wireless network planning.


Want more of the Friday Five? Check out our last blog: The Friday Five: Network Visibility, Monitoring and Complex Data Center Workloads