In the IT field, network managers regularly must deal with growing demands on increasingly complex networks but constricted budgets and staff reductions have compounded the challenge, while the demands from employees and the public continue to rise. Government Computer News reports that industry experts suggest virtualization and automation will satisfy the demands.
“‘Every device in your network, from servers to printer, firewalls, switches — every device spits out logs,’ LeMaster said. ‘It’s overwhelming network operators. There are more events than they can keep up with.’
‘When something happens in my network, I get tens of thousands of events in my event log, but I don’t know which ones are the real problem and which are just a result of the outage,’ LeMaster said. ‘There’s a need for event management.’ And the more that can be automated, the better.”