Oct 06, 2022

Who Needs a Network Digital Twin and Why

Organizations with hybrid, multi-cloud environments that require many operators across disciplines will reap the greatest rewards today from using a digital twin. by Chiara Regale, Network Computing The increasing complexity of networks today requires IT teams to oversee network connectivity, cloud migration, mobile integration, security, and more, despite the IT staff shortage crippling progress for many organizations. The […]

Organizations with hybrid, multi-cloud environments that require many operators across disciplines will reap the greatest rewards today from using a digital twin.

by Chiara Regale, Network Computing

The increasing complexity of networks today requires IT teams to oversee network connectivity, cloud migration, mobile integration, security, and more, despite the IT staff shortage crippling progress for many organizations. The sum becomes a herculean task as a typical enterprise network spans multiple locations and thousands of devices, each with its own proprietary operating system and configuration rules. IT teams need a solution that oversees these complexities in a way that doesn’t inhibit growth, increase risk, or rely on regressing back to on-premises, centralized systems. Some wonder if a digital twin is the answer.

A digital twin is an exact virtual reproduction of an organization’s entire network environment that can model network behavior. In its Emerging Technologies and Trends Impact Radar report, Gartner predicts digital twins will fundamentally change the way enterprise networks are managed due to the host of benefits they provide organizations...

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Chiara Regale

Chiara Regale is the Senior Vice President of Product Management at Forward Networks. Prior to Forward, Chiara was a Director of Product Management for the Insieme business unit at Cisco Systems. She was also a Director of Product Management at Riverbed Technology.

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