Network automation is about managing, monitoring and orchestrating various physical and virtual devices across a multi-vendor and multi-domain network. It is a process of automating day-to-day chores of tedious and manual network operations. It includes configuration management, compliance enforcement, in-depth insights and alerts, notifications or even automatic remediation. End-to-End network automation promises to deliver network services faster, introduce consistency and reduce overall expenses. Network automation, when delivered as promised, becomes a key differentiator for IT agility.
Network automation integrates not just with the underlying devices but also with the entire ecosystem. For a comprehensive and complete network automation, it is essential to blend network operations with business processes.