By George Lawton, VentureBeat
The network, once seen as little more than plumbing in the datacenter, is at the center of distributed IT operations. Ensuring network operations and protecting them from cyberattacks has become paramount to modern enterprises.
“You can almost imagine that networks would be on par with power and water and electricity and that kind of stuff,” Nikhil Handigol, co-founder of Forward Networks, tells The Next Platform. “You cannot imagine a modern business functioning without its network functioning. On one hand, networks were super critical for big businesses and are becoming increasingly critical. On the other hand, they’re becoming more and more complex and more and more fragile, both from a connectivity perspective and from a security perspective. From a connectivity perspective, they were so fragile that one misconfiguration could take the entire network down. It’s still the case.”... [READ MORE ON THE NEXT PLATFORM]