Complexity is ever-increasing in many areas and computer networks are no exception. There are scalability challenges, but also different new requirements are coming up, e.g. new encapsulation protocols and a desire for more fine-grained filtering.
Various novel ideas for possible techniques for network management are floating around in research and seeing sporadic practical use. Some of them envision a system allowing fine-grained control over the traffic (which path a packet takes) which is preferably managed from a centralized location.
Such new approaches can come with their own set of challenges and when setting up such a system the persons maintaining this network, in the long run, should not be forgotten, after all they have to keep track of the network and its properties, e.g. which devices are in it, how are they connected (down to which ports), in which way for which reasons (topology), what kind of tunnelling is possibly going on (which protocols with which options), what is the workload, are there bottlenecks…?
Some solutions to tackle the incoming challenges in the computer network field could include:
At Cubro we are exploring various approaches to tackle the outlined challenges. The goal is to help our customers perform better with their specific tasks, for this we also want to look at their respective contexts they are in and how to integrate the solution there. If you might be interested in sharing your special use cases with us to develop this solution do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
Stay tuned for more information. To be continued…