Riverbed’s Davis Johnson: Planning, Migration Among ‘Four Pillars’ of Network Modernization

Davis Johnson

Davis Johnson, vice president of U.S. public sector at Riverbed Technology, has said federal agencies should advance network modernization efforts as they move to the cloud.

Johnson wrote in a FedTech article published Wednesday that agencies seeking to build up end-user experiences with cloud-based services should implement the “four pillars” of network modernization that include planning, migration, management and improvement.

Prior to cloud migration, agencies should create a “solid network plan” and direct chief information officers to conduct a network audit in order to develop a “mapped-out network” that works to support desktops, mobile devices and applications, he noted.

An upgraded network works to help agency technology leaders establish policies across a range of networks and determine the impact of apps on network performance.

Johnson also cited the Defense Department’s effort to have an updated software-defined wide-area network in order to build up the agency’s cyber defense, achieve agility and optimize network topology.

DoD’s “push to upgrade its networks should serve as a signal to all agencies that improved applications need improved networks to meet mission objectives,” he added.

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