Why Network Automation is Essential to Modernizing Your Data Center Infrastructure

As virtualization has proliferated through data centers, IT departments have been able to apply advanced automation tools and techniques to server and storage infrastructures. Integrating the network into the automation workflow, however, has been more challenging.

The Fundamentals of Network Automation
The data center has always been an ecosystem of compute, storage and networking equipment, each typically managed by a separate team with expertise in its particular domain

Taking the Next Step
Data centers are in transition, moving towards solutions and models that enable IT departments to be more responsive to the needs of the business and more service-centric in their approach to delivering value. Network automation is an essential element in that transition, and organizations that lag behind in modernizing their networks are running the risk of losing an important competitive edge.

How do network designers bring higher levels of automation to the data center network?