Network automation integrates your technologies with the operational processes of your business to create smart, personalized automation policies. The network connects applications, storage, and users, and is uniquely placed to provide deep insight from the highest levels of abstraction right down to individual workloads. The ultimate goals are reducing human error and increasing efficiency by using software controls to configure, provision, manage, and test network devices.
In the era of digital transformation, automation is everything. The technology building blocks of a digital organization, such as Internet of Things, cloud computing, and mobility, are all reliant on the network. If the network is slow, it will stall your digital transformation, but intelligent network automation will propel you forward and help you thrive.
On a tactical level, network automation tools are designed to facilitate automated provisioning of virtual network tenants and tasks. Thus, networking automation is a primary contributor to network orchestration, network virtualization, and software-defined networking.
Network automation is reliant on orchestration with every component of the data center. This means that if a component is changed, such as a server or storage configuration, a change will then be required on the network, as well. Network changes have to happen fast, and automatically.
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