Solutions for an Efficient Network
Network Control and Automation
Given increased network visibility through network telemetry or other management interfaces, questions that many CIOs will be asking are:
Software-defined networking is not a new concept – all pieces of network hardware use software to define their operation. The new concept here is that software can be made to define the entire network's behaviour from a single point of control. Whether this is a slick Software-Defined WAN solution enabling branch office connectivity over disparate media from a single UI, a centralised change-control system pushing out changes to network devices, or a specific piece of Python automation for a network migration task, be in no doubt that software is playing a more crucial role in networking than ever before.
Forward-looking organisations that invest in automated network practices will reap great rewards. Implementing new systems or services will be accelerated greatly and the reduction in human error will result in happier customers, better SLAs and greater uptime.