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This article is part of the November 2011 issue of Adopting an application-centric architecture
When Park High School in North London gained an extra 600 students and began the move into a virtualised environment, network manager David Crawley knew the school would need network and application monitoring tools to support growth. Over time, Park High's network has developed piecemeal, connecting a total of 1,700 students and 170 staff, with support for a mixture of laptops, desktops, thin clients, PCs, Macs and a partially virtualised server estate. “As with most schools, it’s very much something that has grown sporadically over the years, and we do tend to run computers a year or two longer than ideally you’d like to. So it can be quite a challenging network to manage,” said Crawley. In the past, attempts to monitor the network were “probably a little backwards,” he added. “If you had a device that was slowing down your entire network, to track that back you’d pretty much have to start at the centre of your network and work out step by step, he said. “[You would] log on to every switch individually, see if there was a particular port that was having ... Access >>>
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