Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst, Interarbor Solutions offers an analysis of the latest BriefingsDirect podcast discussion focused on the rapidly escalating complexity and consequent need for network management innovation in the age of hybrid computing. The podcast is an exploration of the new and future path to WAN governance which is proving essential to ensure quality, scale, and manage security across all forms of today’s applications use. Gardner’s analysis is presented on IT Director.
“WAN governance is what the CIO wants to buy. CIOs don’t want to buy a WAN, and they certainly don’t want to buy WAN optimization controllers. What they want to buy is reliable application performance across their infrastructure with the best possible performance and lowest possible cost. My high-level definition of WAN governance is that it’s the technology and techniques that allow the CIO to buy that.”