Jacques du Toit

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About Jacques du Toit

Over the +15 years in the network engineering and design field, I have gained key insights into what it takes to make large-scale enterprise networks tick. Having spent years with top players in the Internet Service Provider (ISP) industry, has exposed me to the myriad of technologies and intricacies involved in large scale network administration. Maximising Enterprise and ISP efficiency, and designing software that facilitates this goal presents great challenges in the context of ever-expanding global networks. At IRIS Network Solutions we are a team of ISP and Enterprise monitoring and management specialists who identified a need for a more comprehensive, proactive and low touch NMS. We developed IRIS with the key concerns of IT Executives concerned with large enterprises and ISPs in mind.

[SLIDESHARE] How an effective Network Management System benefits your business

Maintaining a healthy and effective network is part and parcel of doing business today. With so much of the business world going digital, the way you manage your technology assets directly correlates with real, tangible Return on Investment (ROI). But, while a growing number of businesses have shifted many or most of their business processes [...]

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The future of Content Distribution Networks: Where they’re going

Over the past few years, we’ve witnessed video come into its own as a medium on the internet. From YouTube bringing streaming video into the homes of millions over the past ten years, to the emergence of streaming TV and movie giants like Netflix, Hulu, and Showmax, and even the colonisation of our Facebook news [...]

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Active versus Passive Network Monitoring: An infographic guide, revisited

As the demands of customers increase in our ever-expanding digital world, the need for reliable, efficient and responsive networks is more urgent than ever. Accordingly, network monitoring is taking centre stage as one of the most important components of managing an environment of any size or complexity. But, with the amount of hardware and software [...]

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What every Network Manager can learn from Content Distribution Networks

Content-rich sites, streaming media and ubiquitous broadband access have all but revolutionised the way we interact with the internet, both in a personal and professional sense. The demand for reliable, high-quality media at the push of a button is a reality that any Internet Service Provider (ISP) or content provider needs to face in today’s [...]

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Active vs. Passive network monitoring: an infographic

When it comes to network monitoring, there are countless options for both the hardware and software tools you’ll end up using. The way that you monitor your network environment comes down in large part to the unique context of your network, and the specific objectives at any given moment. For example, trying to locate the [...]

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An in-depth look at IRIS Core Network Management System

In today’s hyper-connected culture, reliable network and internet connectivity is a business imperative. For enterprise and carrier-grade networks, this is even more pertinent - for ISPs and telecoms companies, network errors and downtime are much more than an inconvenience to end-users: they have the potential to bring the entire organisation to a screeching halt and [...]

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Fact versus Fiction: Is Open Source software less secure?

Open Source software has come a long way from being the underdog in a market dominated by proprietary platforms. With an ever-growing number of organisations coming to recognise the value open source provides, it’s not just gaining momentum as a serious competitor to proprietary software - in many respects it’s eclipsing it. The US [...]

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