Intelligent Tech Channels Issue 54 | Page 17

EDITOR ’ S COMMENT and adapt to changing customer needs , it also exposes companies to new operational challenges and risks relating to visibility , automation and control .
No doubt , the challenges to implementing a fully modernised network are substantial . Business transformation is happening at a rapid pace , so companies need infrastructure that performs with the velocity and scale to handle changing workplace needs-in modern as well as legacy environments .
If enterprises are provisioning direct Internet access for all sites and all workers , reliability cannot take a back seat . And of course , there is a need to reduce risk from the increasing attack surfaces and evolving threats that have grown along with working from home and BYOD .
The good news here , though , is that business modernisation problems and an evolving risk environment don ’ t necessarily require an entirely new tool set . There ’ s a common technology denominator for all these scenarios – the services running right now at an organisation ’ s network core : DNS , DHCP and IPAM , together known as DDI .
Networks are shifting from a traditional architecture focused on headquarters and the data centre to a distributed , edge-tocloud architecture .
Today ’ s legacy and multi-cloud complexities require reliable , real-time DDI to unify , secure , control and automate enterprise network infrastructures . •