In the latest Biztech2.com IT Leaders Power BreakFast edition, ‘Optimising Network Investment in an Uncertain Economy’ was the topic of discussion. Held on April 29, 2009, at the Taj Lands End, Mumbai, the breakfast event was chaired by Ivor Soans, managing editor of Biztech2.com and Jonathan Andresen, director, Product Marketing-APAC for Bluecoat.
The breakfast began with a discussion of the current situation of the BFSI sector, where banks have the daunting task of meeting compliance and risk mandates. What came up through this introduction was that compliance is now going to gain more importance and delivering applications over the WAN is also going to become critical, while banks have to continue leveraging current IT investments and network enhancements for business requirements.
The round of discussion began with Sudip Banerjee, VP and head-IT, Reliance General Insurance, who spoke about the challenges at his end. Being in the insurance sector, Banerjee’s company is facing the issue of monitoring data leaks and document protection among others.
For Lalit Ranpuria, GM-IT, BSE, data dissemination and making it highly available to users is a huge challenge in addition to transaction latency. Others at the table discussed similar challenges and addressed various issues such as cloud computing, desktop virtualisation, bandwidth utilisation, resource optimisation etc.
Talking specifically about application delivery over the network (ADN), CIOs voiced concerns such as security, the kind of model that should be opted for and the amount of investment that needs to be made. RI was also a major topic of discussion. Also, how does one look at an integrated solution for all network-related problems?
On a concluding note, Andresen said that for an efficient application delivery network, three pillars must be satisfied, namely- visibility (discover, monitor, pre-empt), acceleration (bandwidth saving) and security (protect, guard and enforce).
He further said that ADN is the roadmap ahead for CIOs and it is where the future is going to be.
Updated Date: Jan 31, 2017 02:18:19 IST