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Cross-Domain Automation

Today, IT infrastructure encompasses complex hierarchies of interconnected domains. Further complicating matters, companies constantly migrate their tech stacks due to the rapid release of new solutions and features. For example, networking stacks can be divided into categories such as campus LAN, WAN, datacenter, and remote workers. In order to meet domain needs, companies use various products like routers, switches, SD-LAN, SD-WAN, SD-DC, and cloud-based wireless platforms. 

The security landscape is also witnessing advancements with technologies like SASE and ZTNA. Managing multiple technology product stacks to deliver a unified end-to-end customer solution remains challenging, and as a result requires training on different controllers and platforms. To solve these needs efficiently, Anuta Network’s ATOM offers a fully integrated solution, allowing network management teams to seamlessly support various controllers, devices, and platforms using a single user interface. 

New network technologies deliver efficiencies within their domains, but they also contribute to the clutter in IT infrastructure over time, resulting in increased management costs. This is where Anuta ATOM proves invaluable.

We aim to shift the industry and the average engineer’s focus from becoming domain-specific builders to cross-domain use-case builders. The latter ultimately delivers more value to organizations of all sizes. 

Benefits of ATOM's Cross-Domain Automation

Simplified and Faster Deployment

 Various LAN, WAN, datacenter, telecom, and ISP deployments can be achieved in a more holistic manner rather than in silos as they all sometimes provide common end-to-end services which contribute to a more unified experience.



Improved Use-Case Automation Capability

 By modifying domain controllers and the underlying technology to be more amalgamated with other domains, Anuta delivers an easier end-to-end use-case construction capability with ATOM  involving integrations from other domains.

Single-Pane Visibility

More and more organizations desire single controller setups, single sign-on, and more., which facilitates end-to-end solutions across domains to be set up using a single higher-order controller, which will gradually reduce the number of tools managed over time.

Easier to secure end-to-end

Anuta eases Unified Security Policy (USP) development by pulling user characteristics from AAA(Authentication Authorization Accounting) and NAC(Network Access Control) systems and using the same data to build routing, switching, wireless, and firewall policies with ease to simplify deployments.

Less training more Productivity

 Training a workforce on a single platform with cross-domain capability is always easier than training on different platforms that cater to and are completely tuned to the needs of individual domains.

OPEX Reduction

 DIY automation performed in silos by IT administrators working in specific domains, although cheaper, does not often have the biggest impact. This is due to limited access to cross-domain tools compared to professional controllers with best-in-class integrations. Anuta delivers with ATOM given its robust feature set, multi-vendor compatibility, and massive scalability.

Salient features of ATOM's Cross-Domain Automation

Homogenized Domains

Different domains have different configuration styles and settings but are mostly driven by common requirements and variables. ATOM helps manage cross-domain services and can automatically convert domain-specific requirements.

Cloud-Native Solution

 ATOM is a well-tested cloud-native solution that works in SaaS and on-premises formats. Various features deployed as microservices and containers allow for hot-patching, easier upgrades, and issue isolation, amongst many other capabilities.

Use-Case Builder

ATOM, with 350+ out-of-box library components and 100+ pre-built workflows and 60+ vendor integrations over 250+ platforms has progressed from a network automation tool to a powerful and mature use-case builder

Quick Integration Building

One of ATOM’s latest capabilities is the power to build new integrations into the ATOM platform with our Integration Builder. Now things like Swagger API Docs, POSTMAN collections, Open API Docs, and more can be used to build custom integrations seamlessly and easily.

Managed Service Provider Benefits

Customers have unique IT journeys, but a Managed Service Provider (MSP) is responsible for serving them all. With ATOM’s Multi-Tenancy, RBAC, and Cloud-Native Architecture, MSPs can accelerate operations like never before.

Controller vs. Controller-less Deployments

ATOM acts as an end-to-end domain controller which is not only capable of talking to various domain controllers but also legacy devices where per-device control and management actions must be performed.

Best in Class Workflow Platform

ATOM is the only solution in the industry that has brought the BPMN 2.0 standard into a functional package to visually design and build simple building blocks or complex workflows with optimization and custom reporting built in. The resulting benefits are compelling for nearly any stakeholder in an organization. 

FAQs

Anuta ATOM offers over 350 out-of-box library components, 100+ pre-built workflows, and 60+ vendor integrations across 250+ platforms. It has evolved into a powerful use-case builder, enabling network operators to design and build custom automation workflows.

Yes, Anuta ATOM is an end-to-end domain controller capable of communicating with various domain controllers and legacy devices. It provides control and management actions for both modern and legacy network elements.

Anuta ATOM provides a fully integrated solution that allows network management teams to support various controllers, devices, and platforms using a single user interface. It simplifies deployment, improves automation capabilities, enhances security policy development, reduces operational expenses, and requires less training by offering a unified experience.



For new controllers, it’s a simple few steps process where once the user has access to Swagger API or Postman collection docs for the API of a particular controller, the same must be uploaded in the integration builder tool within ATOM, and the same shows up as an integration under the “Integrations” tab on the side-menu instantaneously

When it comes to devices, in most cases, individual XML/JSON templatized payloads and URI/XPath info need to be developed that go into service tasks that are part of the workflow. This info can be availed from the vendors and generated from existing YANG models that the device OS supports, often within a week.

In some cases, new service YANG models need to be built out by the Anuta PS or internal customer development teams, which can take service-level inputs and generate device-level payloads which are part of the service, spanning multiple weeks.

ATOM has inbuilt assurance methods for both network state verification based on the configurational and operational state of devices and active service assurance, which can be used to check end-to-end service and link performance between network endpoints.

This is done by the mode of synthetic traffic insertion by agents running in VM or containerized format on both network equipment and on the LAN side.

Besides, current third-party assurance tools and platforms working in customer networks can also be integrated with ATOM. Several industry-leading solutions have been tested for interoperability.

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