Make Your Technology Work for You with Network Automation
Network automation is the process of automating the configuration, management, testing, deployment, and operations of physical and virtual devices within a network. Using a combination of hardware and software-based solutions, large organizations, service providers, and enterprises can implement network automation to control and manage repetitive processes and improve network service availability by managing bandwidth, performing root cause analysis, setting performance benchmarks, updating software and more.
”Using network automation, the average time to discover a security vulnerability has gone from two weeks to less than two minutes. Likewise, a company that logged 20 manual changes per hour to individual network elements is now processing 10,000 changes per hour using an automated configuration management tool.”
Driving this technology is the rapid expansion of network infrastructure required to support the exponential growth of network traffic generated by video, social media, data, and applications’ usage. Additionally, as computing power continues to decline in cost and virtual computing continues to grow, network automation becomes more available to many businesses. Various types of network automation can apply to local area networks, virtualized environments, data centers, and public and private clouds.
The benefits associated with Network Automation are significant, including:
- Reduced cost: fewer staff hours are required for configuring, provisioning and managing services and the network.
- Improved business continuity: the opportunities for human error are removed, allowing enterprises to deliver a higher level of services with more consistency.
- Increased strategic workforce: Again, human error is reduced due to the automation of repetitive tasks, helping to drive business improvement and innovation.
- Heightened insight and network control: More insight is gained into the network, providing a greater understanding of operating conditions and the ability to control and adapt as needed.
- Increased business agility: the ability to develop operational models that can improve time to market means you can add new services, test new applications and fix problems efficiently and effectively.
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