Thursday, December 3, 2015

Net | Brain

We’ve come a long way from hand-drawn network diagrams. Advancements in diagramming software have allowed engineers to spend less time documenting their network and more time performing important network management tasks. Unfortunately, too many networks are still documented with outdated techniques.

Three Generations of Diagramming Software

Static Diagrams with Visio
Neatly drawn but cumbersome to create and update.
Static Diagrams with Auto-Discovery
Difficult to scale and overly complex to setup.
Dynamic Diagrams
Highly scalable, built on-demand, and always Up-to-date.
Dynamic Network Diagrams
Dynamic network diagram technology was designed to overcome the challenges of previous diagramming software. Dynamic diagrams are created on-demand, instantly. Because they are data-driven from the live network, they are always up-to-date. Through this approach, there’s no need to create and maintain a database of drawings.