There are many circumstances that can drive a company to need to assess their network devices, topology, connectivity and security posture. Some of most common are:
Organization grow over time, acquire other companies. Many times, devices are often added on the fly and configured ad hoc to get things working. In these situations, focus can be more on getting things done and there can be less thought on things such as strategy, security and compliance. Documentation can often suffer as it can be given a lower priority in fast paced environments
As problems come up, it can be astonishingly difficult to overcome when networks have grown organically over time and documentation is lacking.
Many companies have industry specific regulatory bodies that govern how they must operate. Having a solid network design with detailed documentation is always the foundational requirement to comply with these regulations.
This provides an opportune time to “start with a clean slate” mentality. Knowing what its really going on in your network (both hardware and software) not only provides a solid justification for capital investment but ensures that you are making the right capital investments. Overall design with performance, redundancy and security considerations with be your roadmap for the future.
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