Every year we ask networking and security professionals from around the world to tell us what challenges they have faced over the preceding 12 months. This data provides a barometer for the IT industry and examines trends over time, helping IT teams plan projects and optimize processes.
The past year has proved to be challenging, yet transformative for us as individuals, businesses, and as an industry. Most of us have needed to drastically alter our methods of collaborating, using tools like Teams, WebEx, or Zoom to accomplish our daily activities. As organizations, we were challenged to maintain smooth service delivery and optimal end-user experience despite such disruption. The 2021 VIAVI State of the Network reveals that we have emerged on the other side more resilient and poised to embrace new ways of achieving operational objectives to accelerate the digital transformation.
State of the Network by the Numbers
As we emerge from the ashes of challenging times, IT embraces digital transformation to resolve the skills gap, UC issues, and cyberattack response.
In this age of dynamic disruption, this year’s study uncovers that comprehensive visibility is essential to maintaining optimal IT service delivery.
Increasing partnerships between network and security teams proves to be a critical strategy for enterprise IT data and resource protection.
With evolving network infrastructure, IT teams are challenged to maintain visibility into performance.
New threats emerge prompting increased involvement of network teams in security issues.
The adoption and management of new cloud and hybrid IT environments has challenged the enterprise in surprising ways.
Network teams are taking on additional responsibilities in response to more sophisticated attacks. Security has become everyone’s business.
Network professionals reveal application challenges, bandwidth demand, and real attitudes towards SDN defining it as a "road trip without a map."
Uncover how IT teams stretched thin monitoring new technologies of Cloud, Big Data, and mobile, are best coping with these opportunities.
Application troubleshooting challenges are top of mind for IT professionals, how do they deal with bandwidth crunches and the impact of cloud?
With cloud and virtualization really hitting mainstream, how are network professionals dealing with these new black holes?
Facing an economic downturn and tightening budgets, cost-conscious network engineers are embracing to maximize productivity and visibility.
Discover critical troubleshooting trends and delve in-depth into the adoption and challenges of VoIP, MPLS and higher network speeds.