Network Automation Services | Network Automation Tools
Drive automated configuration, change and security compliance across your enterprise network
The recent advances in robotic process automation (RPA), cognitive computing and artificial intelligence (AI) will fundamentally change how work gets done! Virtualized FTE’s or digital labor is revolutionizing the way we think about and administer business processes, IT support processes, workflow processes, remote infrastructure and back-office work. The result will deliver significant cost savings as well as provide dramatic improvements in accuracy, reduced cycle times and increased productivity in transaction processing while it elevates the nature of work by removing people from dull, repetitive tasks. Outsourcing as we know it will be forever changed, large enterprises are rethinking how work gets done, and every industry will be impacted.
Long, detailed, and complex Methods of Procedure (MOPs) have to be manually managed, and often result in delays and reduced organizational agility. The result has been that networking teams are increasingly isolated from the emerging DevOps revolution, which can slow process modernization efforts because of the manual tasks required to manage networks.
Today’s network operations teams typically do everything manually, and need automation to provide:
Configuration automation of the network stack from system to access to core services
Test and validate existing network state
Continuous compliance to check for network configuration drift
network automation allows you to automate manual tasks, better operate existing network services, and even enable new and innovative networking solutions.
Many companies today tout network automation capabilities in their hardware and software. Network automation means tasks are performed automatically. At the simplest level, it automates what used to be typed manually into command line interfaces (CLIs).
Some people equate network automation with scripting, but it’s a lot more. It can start with script-level automation, progress to intelligent network control, and at the highest level, translate network administrators’ intent via policy
Script-driven automation: Administrators (often DevOps staff) write scripts that automate changing the network devices’ configuration settings. RESTful APIs, Yang, Netconf, even traditional CLI-scraping or SNMP may be used. The scripts may be written in Python, Puppet, Chef, or other languages. The intelligence resides in the scripts. Many network operating systems support APIs, such as Arista EOS (eAPI), Cisco NX-OS (Python API), Cumulus Linux and Juniper Junos (PyEz micro framework).
Automatic configuration and provisioning: Automation capabilities such as provisioning are embedded into the network systems’ architecture. Many are considered standard features today, but often started their lives as automation features.
With Kosbit, your network teams will:
- Use the same simple, powerful, and agentless automation framework IT operations and development are already using
- Use a data model (a playbook or role) that’s separate from the execution layer (Kosbit automation engine) that easily spans heterogeneous network hardware
- Benefit from a wide variety of community and vendor-generated playbook and role content to help accelerate network automation projects
Learn how our experienced Network Automation Specialist enables you to automate manual tasks, better operate existing network services, and even enable new and innovative networking solutions.