AUTOMATION Stories

IDG Contributor Network: A new era of campus network design

Published on: 2018-06-14

Applications have become a key driver of revenue, rather than their previous role as merely a tool to support the business process. What acts as the heart for all applications is the network providing the connection points. Due to the new, critical importance of the application layer, IT ...

IDG Contributor Network: Our vision of the ideal network is as easy as adaption itself

Published on: 2018-06-14

The race to automate An autonomous network was once seen as part of a utopian ideal, albeit one far off into the future. It would make up the backbone of everything we did, managing a hyper-connected world in which everything from the minutiae of knowing when the milk in the fridge needed ...

Cisco Prepares Cable Operators for Multi-cloud World with New Cloud Native Broadband Router

Published on: 2018-06-05

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 5, 2018 - Cisco today unveiled the CiscoCloud-Native Broadband Router, offering cable operators a new approach to support core broadband routing functions and simplify network operations. A cloud- and IP-based cable network offers the potential to launch new services in a ...

SKBroadband Sets Speed Record in Korea with Its Gigabit Broadband Service Powered by Cisco

Published on: 2018-06-05

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 5, 2018 - SKBroadband, a leading cable operator in Korea (CEO: Lee Hyunghee) announced that it has succeeded in implementing DOCSIS 3.1 broadband technology to enhance its cable infrastructure to offer high-quality video, high-speed data and OTT services.

5 Storage Administrator Survival Tips

Published on: 2018-05-15

With cloud and automation upending traditional data storage management, how does a storage admin remain relevant? Here are some ideas.

Don’t get left behind: SDN, programmable networks change how network engineers work

Published on: 2018-05-14

The rise of programmable networks has changed the role of the network engineer, and accepting those changes is key to career advancement. Network engineers need to become software fluent and embrace automation, according to a panel of network professionals brought together by Cisco to discuss ...

Why dynamic mapping is changing network troubleshooting for the better

Published on: 2017-05-15

Effective network troubleshooting requires experience and a detailed understanding of a network’s design. And while many great network engineers possess both qualities, they still face the daunting challenge of manual data collection and analysis.The storage and backup industries have long been ...

Automation for Reliability

Published on: 2018-06-14

Statistics says, the more often you do something, the higher the chances of a negative event occurring when you do it. Applying this revelation, if you fly regularly, the chances increase of a delayed flight, or being involved in an incident or accident. A somewhat macabre reference perhaps. ...

Weekly 393 – Infrastructure Monitoring with Juniper AppFormix (Sponsored)

Published on: 2018-06-08

Weekly 393 - Infrastructure Monitoring with Juniper AppFormix (Sponsored) Greg Ferro Juniper Appformix is a telemetry platform thats multi-vendor, cross layer, built-in machine learning and with fancy visualisation. Its designed simplify operations and closed-loop automation.

Juniper vQFX10K on ESXi 6.5

Published on: 2018-06-07

A quick and dirty post on running the Juniper vQFX on VMWare ESXi. You might be wondering why ESXi seeing as we're all cloudy types. ESXi is purely a case of laziness. Each server in my control has ESXi 6.5 installed. This becomes tin management at the most basic level.

An Update for my Adoring Fans

Published on: 2018-06-05

I feel like a teenage girl with a fashion blog who hasn't posted in 6 months and comes back with "I know I haven't posted in a while..." Sigh. It's been right at a year since I actually published a post, so I figured I would give everyone an update.

Six Tips to Deploy a Quality Unified Communications System

Published on: 2018-05-29

In order to troubleshoot a unified communications system, IT leaders should have a written list of common problems and a description of how to resolve those issues. A quality unified communications system depends on getting the implementation details right. Here are six tips to make a successful ...

Describing Network Automation: Automate the Coffee

Published on: 2018-04-22

How to Describe Automation Cisco Live, Milan, 2014, the place where everyone drinks a caffé! It was this year that Cisco’s DevNet began to grow and my passion for software, automation and networking was in for a roller-coaster ride. I watched various refreshment stands delivering coffee to the ...

Most Important Skills in Networking

Published on: 2018-04-08

It’s easy to get blinded these days by all the talk about cloud, SDN and automation leading both new and existing people in networking to make decisions in their career which may not be the best ones long term. I’ve The post Most Important Skills in Networking appeared first on Daniels ...

Juniper JET & Golang

Published on: 2018-04-05

Network programmability and network automation go hand-in-hand (pun intended) and I’ve been waiting for an opportunity to play with the Juniper IDL (.proto) files to build a JET (Juniper Extension Toolkit) application. Thanks to Marcel Wiget’s efforts, the opening I’ve been waiting for came ...

Automated Testing & Intent Verification for Network Operations

Published on: 2017-10-23

The most important part of writing quality software is testing. Writing unit tests provide assurance the changes you’re making aren’t going to break anything in your software application. Sounds pretty great, right? Why is it that in networking operations we’re still mainly using ping, ...

Intent-Based Network Automation with Ansible

Published on: 2017-09-06

The latest in all the networking buzz these days is Intent-Based Networking (IBN). There are varying definitions of what IBN is and is not. Does IBN mean you need to deploy networking solely from business policy, does IBN mean you must be streaming telemetry from every network device in ...

Self Driving Cars and Network Automation

Published on: 2017-04-22

Last year at Interop, there was a great mini-conference dedicated to the DevOps for Networking community. In that session, I kicked off the day with a general view of where the industry was with respect to the intersection of DevOps and networking with a focus on network automation. One of the ...

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