Network complexity is a fact of life. It may not be a marketing feature of modern networks, but it is inevitable due to the host of features we rely on, from mobile connectivity and virtualization to the cloud and as-a-service offerings. Put simply, all sources of speed and network flexibility add more complexity, and this growth is exponential.
IT managers may be tempted to throw up their hands and give up trying to manage this exploding complexity. But there are ways to control it so that even the most convoluted networks can be made reliable — and secure.