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Cloud-based network monitoring creates management flexibility
This article is part of the Network Evolution issue of June 2018, Vol. 9, No. 3
Darren Schoen, director of technology infrastructure for the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, oversaw the theater's network overhaul five years ago as part of a larger renovation project to upgrade the organization's physical space and educational programs. The Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., attracts audiences from around the world and has one of the largest theater educational programs in the United States. The arts center includes a main theater with six performance spaces, the 1,100-seat Parker Playhouse and 300-seat Aventura Arts and Cultural Center, as well as the box offices for the Florida Atlantic University Student Union and the Miniaci Arts and Cultural Center at Nova Southeastern University. An active distance learning program connects instructors from New York City and Los Angeles with Broward to broadcast instructional programming into Broward County schools. The network upgrade, which included new wireless network and cloud-based network monitoring technology, has enhanced how audiences and ...
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Cloud-based network monitoring offers Broward Center's theater campus more flexible and efficient network management so IT can keep performing arts center stage.