Monday, April 12, 2021

Major League Baseball makes a run at network visibility

Major League Baseball is taking network visibility to the next level.

“There were no modern network-management systems in place before I came in. It was all artisanally handcrafted configurations,” says Jeremy Schulman, who joined MLB two years ago as principal network-automation software engineer.

Legacy systems, including PRTG for SNMP-based monitoring and discrete management tools from network vendors, allowed MLB to collect data from switches and routers, for example, and track metrics such as bandwidth usage. But the patchworked tools were siloed and didn’t provide comprehensive visibility.

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Thanks to Ann Bednarz (see source)

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