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36 6 KEYS TO TAMING MODERN NETWORKS Network administrators need new strategies to tackle and manage today's emerging IT trends. emands on the network have grown more complicated. Convergence, the consumerization of IT, virtualized data centers and cloud computing create a variety of new service demands that require new approaches to maintaining the network performance users need to do their jobs effectively. Fortunately, there's help. Makers of network monitoring tools have added capabilities to deliver more stringent Quality of Service (QoS) requirements --- as needed for voice and video traffic over data networks --- while also addressing the needs of bring your own device (BYOD), cloud computing and other emerging areas. In addition, best practices are emerging about how to use the newest tools effectively. Beyond File Sharing Mapping out a cohesive network infrastructure is becoming increasingly difficult. e amount of new applications traveling over the network --- many with different priorities and requirements --- creates a variety of bandwidth, infrastructure and security issues, particularly as systems become more intertwined. Consider just two examples and the impact they have on network operations: e adoption of a BYOD initiative typically leads to a bump in the devices staff members use to log onto Wi-Fi networks to conduct a mix of professional and personal activities. From a network administration point of view, these activities must remain separate to ensure networks can deliver the appropriate service and the right security protections while simultaneously reserving enough dedicated bandwidth for mission-critical applications. en there's cloud computing. Whether an organization migrates some of its services to an internal private cloud or to a cloud run by a third-party provider, it's the network administrator who hears first --- and most dramatically --- if users encounter performance problems with their applications. No matter who's directly managing the cloud, the network specialist still needs overall visibility into user experiences and tools for tracing the sources of any bottlenecks or breakdowns. Now, combine these new technology solutions with the traditional management areas