No, Anuta ATOM does NOT need an agent on the device. It accesses the device via telnet/SSH/API/NETCONF/SNMP.
ATOM Provides some out-of-box device groups like Switch, Router, Firewall etc.,Custom device groups can be added.
ATOM supports dynamic device groups which provides a rule driven device classification. Rules can be written using XPATH expression on the device attributes at any depth in the device data tree – Device, interface or other. Rules can match configuration, operational or any data attached to the device.
ATOM also provides Resource pool which is similar to Device Groups but has additional semantics attached to how Cumulative capacity, Health, Availability of a Group of Resource is computer
ATOM supports LDAP, AD, TACACS for user authentication. In TACACs, we have full support for authentication and authorization, and partial support for Accounting. ATOM supports Single Sign-On (SSO) as well. Role-based access control (RBAC) definitions need to be locally defined in ATOM
Yes, Anuta ATOM offers out-of-box multi-tenancy features that customer can use. The tenant requirements are not only satisfied at the user interface level, but also at the resources level. For a particular resource such as a VLAN or a VRF can be reserved for a particular customer.
ATOM is an open and API driven platform and it is not mandatory to use ATOM’s native user interface to achieve your automation goals. ATOM can integrate into any of the ITSM tools such as ServiceNow and you can drive all the operations and features from your existing tools.
ATOM Software is microservices based, containerized and runs on the Kubernetes platform. ATOM components are stateless, resilient and support cluster mode active-active). Database in ATOM support cluster mode and will be highly available.
ATOM Deployment specs can be fine tuned to accommodate High availability across all elements or some based on the requirements.
ATOM runs on Docker and requires Kubernetes. It can be deployed either on-prem or any of the public clouds such as AWS, GCP, Azure etc
ATOM can be installed directly on any vanilla Kubernetes environment. If it is a different flavor of Kubernetes, then minor customizations may be required. If Kubernetes is not available, ATOM deployment comes with a set of scripts that can install Kubernetes on ESXi or KVM machines and then install the necessary microservices of ATOM. However, it does not come as an appliance but can be packaged into one if needed.
No, Anuta ATOM is not offered as a SaaS solution.
Yes, ATOM supports IETF YANG, IETF NACM, BPMN and will continue to support Open Standards where applicable.
Anuta ATOM has a very modular microservices based architecture. Every feature in ATOM has its own lifecycle and can be consumed independently based on your requirements.
Anuta Networks offers ATOM SDK where customers with DevOps skill sets can create or extend service models.