TCP/IP: déjà vu All Over Again Network Management Resources Network Scale and Complexity Users Devices Systems Applications Offices Factories Protocols Services Mobility People Budgets Network Management Demands Spread of TCP/IP Increasing Manual Labor in the Network
The Smoking Gun: IPAM Diseconomies of Scale Size of Network (IP Addresses) Annual IPAM Costs Per IP Address <1,000 9,999 >10,000 $7 $8 $9 $7.46 $8.68 $9.86 $10 Average $8.10 Source: Computerworld MarketVibe research report, October 2008: “ Core Network Services Survey: The Costs and Impacts of DNS and IP Address Management (IPAM) for the Enterprise and SMB” Larger Networks Paying More per IP Address
The Beginning of the End of Static Infrastructure
More IP addresses
Higher rates of change
More powerful systems and endpoints
As the network becomes more strategic to the business
Event overview PDF (review this with your partners)
Invite HTML sample (that we will co-brand/track registrations from partners)
Link to landing page for this session
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Eloqua Outlook template
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Parting Shot – Why I2.0 Will be THE Thing in 2009
Network admins have been holding into their jobs by being "irreplaceable" and doing low-level jobs by hand, or at best, by developing their own spiffy scripts and tools, believing that this provides relevance and job security. They're in for a rude awakening.
IT *must* automate itself, and the network is one of the weakest areas in this regard.
Virtualization is totally shifting the center of power towards the server/OS/apps guys. If the networking guys don't step up they'll be running a dumb railroad and will become little more than glorified facilities guys while the apps guys drive everything of interest.
If the N/W guys will come clean about the real issues, outages, wasted time, challenges of managing the status quo (instead of defending it like they usually do) they can easily justify the investment in automating and fortifying their core network services.