2019 Next-Generation Network Automation Report
The Network Automation microsite focuses on the programming of the network including intent-based systems, DevOps and automation tools, orchestration and the role of network telemetry.
2019 Network Automation Highlights
In this 4-minute video we present the concise thoughts of industry leaders: The Linux Foundation’s Arpit Joshipura, Cumulus Networks’ Partho Mishra, Gluware’s Jeff Gray, Cisco’s Prashanth Shenoy, Itential’s Chris Wade, FRINX’s Gerhard Wieser, Apstra’s Mansour Karam, China Mobile’s Dr. Junlan Feng, and AT&T’s Chris Rice
“Today’s rapid-fire business environment requires organizations,
and their suppliers, to move fast without breaking things.”
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The following media comprises interviews and other content related to Next-Generation Network Automation. Views expressed are those of the presenting individuals and companies and may not necessarily represent views of Converge! Network Digest or AvidThink.
Orchestration, Automation and ONAP
Network Automation is what enables AT&T to scale their network. Chris Rice, Senior Vice President at AT&T, takes a look at the progress their automation and orchestration platform has made in the last two years — from where it was to where it is now — and discusses how AT&T uses ONAP.
AI with Automation inside China Mobile
AI is key for next-gen network transformation. Dr. Junlan Feng, General Manager of the AI and Intelligent Operation R&D Center & Chief Scientist at China Mobile, discusses the significance of AI and how AI coupled with automation is key to future networks.
Carrier Challenges and Network Automation
Marisa Viveros, VP of Strategy and Solutions, Global Telecom at IBM, discusses the challenges telecommunication providers are facing today. She discusses the key role that automation and orchestration will play and how IBM aims to bring that to customers.
Leading Automation Project, ONAP, Hits its 4th Release
Arpit Joshipura, GM Networking & Orchestration + Edge/IOT for The Linux Foundation, discusses ONAP’s recent release, Dublin, and how the LF’s new blueprints help operators deploy network automation at scale in production.
Advancing Network Automation through Software Principles
To advance network automation, organizations need to move from manual, human-centric command line interfaces (CLIs) to machine-driven automation. Chris Wade, Co-founder and CTO of Itential, talks about the critical issues associated with network automation and why it’s time to treat the network as code. By taking a software-centric approach, organizations can integrate across multiple domains for end-to-end network automation.
Accelerating Enterprises on the Network Automation Journey
Automating a global enterprise to scale can be a herculean task. Choosing the best approach, such as using an intent-based, model-driven based network automation engine can simplify the process of automating an existing multi-vendor network, freeing precious IT engineering time to deliver strategic innovation. Gluware CEO and Co-founder, Jeff Gray, talks about how Gluware helps enterprises like Mastercard, Merck and more deploy network automation at scale and the business benefits of doing so.
Provisioning Workflows and Enabling Service Automation
The future of network automation involves acquiring key operational data within the network and tying that to automation workflows in an intelligent manner. FRINX has combined a system of multiple components (controller and agent), a workflow engine, and open-source databases into one solution that is ready to work out of the box. Gerhard Wieser, CEO of FRINX, talks about how FRINX allows customers to provision services, configure devices, and understand the state of their whole network at scale.
Next-Gen Network Automation: Controllers Make it Possible
Network operations today require a great deal of IT staff and time spent managing, monitoring, optimizing, and troubleshooting the network. Prashanth Shenoy, VP of Marketing, Enterprise Networking at Cisco, explains how network automation with a controller led architecture brings agility back to IT. As a result, this helps IT staff be more proactive to their business outcomes rather than reactive by spending time troubleshooting.
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