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How does Workflow Automation work?

The surge in cloud applications and services has put more pressure on networks to perform reliably with a 5 – 9s uptime. This means the operators of major networks, including cloud operators, communications service providers (CSPs), and web-scale enterprise operators, must find new and innovative solutions to automate their networks to respond to dynamically changing customer and network demands. In the ever-growing 5G era, it’s no longer possible to orchestrate and manage your Network with traditional siloed methods based on technology-focused tools and processes.
Welcome to the future of network management! Based on Cloud-Native Architecture, Anuta Networks’ ATOM provides an integrated workflow automation platform to revolutionize how you manage and optimize your network infrastructure. Say goodbye to manual, time-consuming tasks and embrace the efficiency and agility of automated workflows.

Discover the automation that suits your needs

  • Configuration Management- Ensures consistency and accuracy of device settings, enhancing system stability and minimizing errors, ultimately leading to improved reliability and reduced downtime 
  • ZTP- Automates device setup, saving time and effort while ensuring consistent deployment across the network, resulting in rapid deployment of devices with minimal manual intervention and operational costs
  • Site Deployments- Streamlines the rollout of new sites or locations, facilitating scalability and expansion, enabling faster expansion into new areas or markets and quicker access to services for end-users.
  • Firewall Rule Policy Updates- Keeps security measures up-to-date to protect against emerging threats and ensure compliance with security standards, leading to enhanced network security and reduced vulnerability to cyber attacks, safeguarding sensitive data and systems for customers.
  • Incident Ticket Triage and Remediation- Efficiently identifies and resolves issues, minimizing downtime and disruptions, resulting in improved service availability and responsiveness, leading to higher user satisfaction and productivity
  • Mass Configuration Changes- Allows for simultaneous adjustments across multiple devices, ensuring consistency and reducing manual effort, resulting in faster implementation of changes with reduced risk of errors, leading to increased efficiency and agility
  • Pre/Post Change State Validation- Verifies the impact of configuration changes before and after implementation to prevent issues and ensure stability, resulting in reduced risk of service disruption and errors, enhancing reliability and operational continuity
  • OS Updates- Keeps devices up-to-date with the latest features, performance improvements, and security patches, leading to enhanced device functionality, performance, and security, ensuring optimal operation and protection against vulnerabilities
  • Device Lifecycle Tracking- Manages the complete lifecycle of devices from procurement to retirement, optimizing resource allocation and minimizing downtime, resulting in improved asset management, cost-efficiency, and operational continuity throughout the device lifecycle

Why upgrade from basic?

A survey of how organizations can remove barriers to help enterprise engineering teams drive innovation and impact in this new age of digital transformation, unveiled-

  • Automating over 70% of network change activities can lead to a 50% reduction in outages and a 50% acceleration in service delivery for organizations. 
  • Additionally, over 80% of developers anticipate that AI coding tools will enhance team collaboration.
  • The report also reveals that 70% of developers believe that AI coding tools will provide a significant advantage at work, citing improved code quality, faster completion times, and effective incident resolution among the anticipated benefits.

Eliminate The Repetitive Manual Tasks That Are Bogging Your Network Teams Down with ATOM

    • Low-Code & No-Code
    • Plug-n-Play Libraries
    • Customizable Reports
    • Cross-Domain Automation
    • Integration with ITSM, IPAM, and other IT ecosystem tools
    • Automated lifecycle management
    • Visual Debugging & Rollbacks

      Key Features- Do More with less

      1. Intuitive Workflow Design
      Easily design and deploy complex network workflows with our intuitive drag-and-drop interface. No need for extensive programming skills – our platform simplifies the automation process, allowing you to create sophisticated workflows effortlessly.

      2. Get Multi-Vendor Support
      Anuta Networks supports a wide range of networking devices from various vendors. Whether you have Cisco, Juniper, or other devices in your network, our platform ensures seamless integration and automation across your entire infrastructure, with support for 60+ vendors and 250+ platforms.

      3. Policy-driven Automation
      Define policies once and let our platform take care of the rest. Automating policy enforcement ensures consistency and compliance across your network, reduces the risk of human errors, and enhances security.

      4. Real-time Monitoring and Analytics
      Gain insights into your workflow automation with real-time monitoring and analytics. Identify bottlenecks, track resource utilization, and make informed decisions to optimize your network’s efficiency.

      5. No Code: Increase agility with Command Templates to create, edit, and deploy flows in a robust, pluggable menu without creating workflows for achieving complex use cases. You can make quick changes to keep up with regulatory requirements and market changes or respond to customer needs.

      6. Generative AI-powered Workflow Automation
      Experience the next level of automation with ATOM’s Generative AI-powered Workflow Automation. This technology goes beyond traditional automation by intelligently designing workflows using co-pilot, adapting to changing network conditions with Operator Assistant, and continuously optimizing performance and availability with Troubleshooting Assistant.

      7. Cross-Domain Workflow Automation
      ATOM transcends traditional network boundaries by offering cross-domain workflow automation. It seamlessly integrates multi-vendor domain controllers, covering critical areas such as 5G, SASE, SD-WAN, SSE, SDN, Firewall Management, Wireless LAN, ZTP, Service Orchestration, Active Service Assurance, and Compliance.

      8. Closed Loop Automation

      Unexpected issues can arise anywhere, and addressing them promptly minimizes downtime. For instance, if an interface experiences packet loss exceeding 2%, ATOM can automatically shut down that interface, ensuring swift and effective resolution. ATOM offers automated remediation and service reconciliation through Closed Loop Automation and AIOps. Its predictive network analytics can detect and alert for critical issues before they impact network health. ATOM conducts real-time statistical analysis on workflows in semi-automated remediation to establish baselines and identify deviations. Timely notifications for changes can be received via email, Slack, or ServiceNow. In fully automated scenarios, ATOM workflows execute rules-based remediation for known issues.

      9. Massive Scale

      ATOM has an elastic and scalable architecture. All microservices, except the databases, are stateless. The state is stored in highly available Databases. This allows ATOM to scale up as demanded by the use case. If scaling issues arise, ATOM automatically allocates additional resources to affected microservices. Notably, it has been validated for impressive performance metrics, including 2962 workflows per hour, 200,000 service creations per hour, enforcement of compliance on 31M configuration lines across 10,000 devices, and data collection of 13M metrics per second.


      Get advanced Process Execution

      The intuitive user interface of ATOM enables engineers allows engineers of varying skill levels to actively engage in creating, visualizing, building, and executing workflows.

      In every stage of the Workflow Automation, ATOM offers a comprehensive set of tools designed to elevate developer productivity and enhance operator efficiency.


      ATOM’s workflow engine orchestrates processes that span APIs, microservices, business decisions and rules, human work, IoT devices, RPA bots, and more, so you have complete control and visibility for your most critical business processes.

      • Unleash collaborative power—create folders, seamlessly share with stakeholders, and export files for cross-system utility and rapid information-sharing.
      • Experience tailored access and permissions through roles like Project Admin, Editor, Commenter, and Viewer, each delivering unique capabilities.
      • With a robust adapter builder and a 350+ adapter library, utilize open standards like YANG models and BPMN 2 for seamless workflow integration. 


      Start process instances, complete workflow tasks, and do much more with a comprehensive REST API, including OpenAPI support. Develop and operate services independently of the Workflow Engine and use REST calls to fetch work from the Engine when needed. 

      Leverage Backups as templates for workflows to save time and effort. They help track changes over time, revealing who made them and why. Utilize CI/CD as a potent tool for intricate automation scenarios, enhancing the entire pipeline—from design and development to testing, deployment, and error-driven rollbacks.

      Invoking Workflows from External Applications (like Postman)

      ATOM simplifies the network automation process by offering ready-made adapters for immediate deployment and the flexibility to design tailored integrations. Organizations can choose from a library of pre-built adapters or create custom solutions to address unique use cases. In cases where a specific pre-built adapter isn’t available, ATOM empowers users with the Adapter Forge. This powerful tool utilizes OpenAPI Specifications to generate custom adapters that align precisely with an organization’s specific requirements. Notably, these custom adapters integrate seamlessly with existing workflows; Developers can test REST API calls from ATOM’s GUI or use the REST API call block within the workflow to interact with external systems.

      Examples of ATOM’s Swagger Open API Integration cover various areas:

      • Monitoring & Ticketing solutions (e.g., ServiceNow, BMC Remedy, Jira)
      • Orchestrators (e.g., Anuta ATOM, Ansible)
      • SDN and SDWAN controllers (e.g., Viptela, Versa, Nuage)
      • Load balancers (e.g., F5, Citrix, Riverbed)
      • Routers and switches (e.g., Cisco, Juniper, Arista)
      • Firewalls (e.g., Checkpoint, Brocade, Palo Alto)


      Migration & Versioning: Migrate your packages with just a click of a button. Each package in ATOM has a version associated with it, allowing versioning. Multiple packages of the same application can be maintained in ATOM, with only one being active at any point in time so that the most appropriate package is available for use.

      Package Builder: Build a plug-n-play Adapter and Integrate it with your technology stack

      Form Builder: Create re-usable forms to offer simple text input fields with basic validation options


      Enhance operator productivity and execute thousands of parallel workflowsPlan ahead using a dynamic calendar view, facilitating periodic and flexible scheduling with predefined inputs for lightning-fast efficiency. Gain access to customized Workflow Dashboards offering both granular and summary views, and leverage Workflow RBAC for rich information connecting to workflow and deployment levels.

      Create reusable workflow libraries

      Create workflows once, and use it multiple times. Call them as sub-routines into your regular workflows. ATOM offers tight integration of workflows including error handling between workflows.

      Re-using Scripts and Ansible Playbooks in a Workflow

      Don’t throw away any efforts you have made to automate your network. ATOM offers integration of home-grown scripts and triggers Ansible playbooks that you have been using in your networks

      ATOM AVA for Workflow Development

      If you want a workflow that initiates a ticket and verifies interface status or in cases where the interface remains unused, are you interested in implementing a procedure to deactivate it? How do you start?

      Developing such a workflow can be made more efficient with the assistance of ATOM’s Co-pilot feature, which automatically generates BPMN code. This not only expedites workflow creation but also potentially saves organizations up to 60% in time and resources. The feature offers interactive guidance, essentially holding the user’s hand through the creation of required workflows. When defining an intent—like diagnostics, configuration retrieval, or device commands—AVA translates it into code, creating a functional workflow within minutes.


      ATOM brings trusted expertise, AI, and machine learning, so you get proactive and predictive insights with Heatmaps and Workflow Analytics. Quickly turn ideas into outcomes while reducing risk and increasing the value of your IT investment using Network Infrastructure Simulator.

      Intuitive Workflow Scheduler

      ATOM’s latest workflow UI has highly streamlined scheduling with a built-in calendar utility, which allows users to set not just the start time of a workflow instance but also provide the user inputs required for the instance to run from the same scheduling screen. During scheduled maintenance, a network engineer performs pre-checks before initiating tasks, informs customers about the maintenance schedule, and may experience resource downtime. Post-checks are then conducted after the maintenance window to ensure proper functionality. Knowing timings are crucial ATOM offers various streamlined Methods of Procedure (MOP) options. Workflows automate tasks like device upgrades, complete with pre- and post-checks, and can be scheduled to start and finish within set time limits. The integrated planning tool provides an easy method to plan and manage workflows, displaying a calendar view for clear task scheduling.

      Data Mutations

      ATOM’s Mutation Designer Tool offers a user-friendly graphical interface for creating and customizing data mutation workflows. It enables the visual design of data transformation, mapping, structuring, and simplifying complex mutation tasks.

      Workflow Reporting & Customization

      ATOM has customized and automated reports for every workflow for monitoring key metrics and performance in each workflow– identifying any bottlenecks or areas for improvement, resource allocation, historical analysis and capacity planning These reports deliver a holistic network health overview, facilitate compliance checks, and provide insights through performance trend analysis.

      Troubleshooting workflows and rollback

      ATOM offers an outlier analysis tool for identifying process instances with exceptional completion time variations. Users can access a heatmap for flow nodes, explore duration disparities, perform branch analysis, and analyze decision reports for process optimization. ATOM also has troubleshooting assistant AVA to look into issues with simple NLP commands like- check the SNMP Logs or Syslog alerts in cases of outages


      Accelerating Applications, Business Processes, and Profitability

      Get the full value of your IT investment faster: With AI, the team can Shift focus from Network challenges to business outcomes. Maximized data sharing with collaboration, reduced human efforts, errors, and training costs with AI, the Cloud-native based ATOM provides business-critical offerings to help Service Providers evolve their IT infrastructures to allow retailers to capitalize on converged IP communications, mobility, and interactive customer services.

      Speed up Time to Market: Improve change reliability and quality with workflows that can be tested, validated, and integrated into continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) pipelines. In the fast-paced world of network management, Anuta Networks’ ATOM offers a transformative and sustainable solution to revolutionize how businesses manage and optimize their network infrastructure. By automating over 70% of network change activities, organizations can significantly reduce outages by 50% and accelerate service delivery by another 50%. With its intuitive workflow design, multi-vendor support, and policy-driven automation, ATOM ensures consistency, compliance, and enhanced security across the network.

      For more on this topic, see Automate Network Compliance and Service Assurance for Multi-Vendor Network Infrastructure.