Built to Last
Why network management architecture matters for modern networks

Wednesday March 20, 2013
2:00 PM EDT/ 11:00 AM PDT


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You need the right tool for the right job, and network management systems are no exception. A well-architected solution is characterized by elasticity, scalability, transparency, and efficiency. It automates day-to-day tasks and solves problems without miring users in unnecessary work. And it’s built to last, addressing today’s challenges while evolving with the network as it undergoes change.

Is your current network management solution still fit for the job, or are you struggling to make a fragile, patchwork of products do what you need them to do? Is your solution architected to keep up with new technologies and business goals, or have your needs outgrown it?

Join Jim Frey, Managing Research Director at EMA, and Pete Bartz, network practitioner and Field Solutions Engineer at Entuity, as they discuss the importance of a unified network management solution that’s specifically architected for today’s dynamic, rapidly changing networks.


What attendees will learn:

  • What is meant by and can be achieved via a unified network management approach
  • The business and technical demands behind unified network management
  • Why network management solutions must be architected with today’s dynamic IT environments in mind
  • The key elements of a good network management architecture and how they solve the most pressing management challenges
Who should attend:
  • Network directors, managers, administrators, and architects
  • CIOs

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Presenters:

Jim Frey
Managing Research Director, Enterprise Management Associates, Inc.

Jim leads the Network Management practice for Enterprise Management Associates, and has been involved in network management tools development, marketing, and analysis for over twenty years. Prior to joining EMA, Jim spent time working for NetScout Systems, Micromuse, OSI/Agilent, and Cabletron Systems.


Pete Bartz
Field Solutions Engineer, Entuity


Pete brings to Entuity over twenty-five years of management experience in a wide variety of areas including networking, IT, data center, Java development, IT architecture, business services, and disaster recovery. Prior to joining Entuity, Pete served as a network manager for the University of Minnesota supporting one of the largest private wireless networks in the US.


Rich Steeves
Web Editor

Rich Steeves is a TMCnet Web editor. He taught writing for nine years. He has also worked as an editorial assistant at Penny Publications. He has written short stories, newspaper columns, blogs and recently published his first novel. He attended The George Washington University where he received his bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in education.