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This is a must read for those who want to deeply understand the philosophy behind Cisco’s automation product portfolio

It should not be news to you that Cisco has invested in software products to drive the management and automation of clouds, datacenters, and applications.  Intelligent Automation is the name that we have for the management and orchestration solutions in the Intelligent Automation Solutions Business Unit in Cisco’s Cloud and Systems Management Technology Group.

What is so intelligent about Cisco’s automation products?  Besides the official marketing and product management answers, I polled our Business Unit and Advanced Services teams and got the following responses (which I distilled a bit).  Oh and by the way, one constraint was that we cannot use Intelligent in the definition of Intelligent Automation (harder than you might think).

The top winners for the best contributions are:  Oleg Danilov (Solution Architect), Mynul Hoda (Technical Leader), Peter Charpentier (Solution Architect), Frank Contrepois (Network Consulting Engineer) and Devendran Rethinavelu (QA Engineer).

Get the Best of Policy and Orchestration (Making a product work well takes concerted architecture influenced by the real world)

Knowledge, Knowledge, Knowledge (Like my Grandfather-in-Law said:  Location, Location, Location)

Easy to Use (Making something easy to use and yet extremely powerful….   The legacy of Steve Jobs and others)

Finally, I can credit our founding architect  Derek Even (Solutions Architect) with a great summary:

“Consider the fundamental difference between animals and humans.  Humans have the intelligence to inquire into the truth of their existence, accumulate and communicate their knowledge.  It is the same with Intelligent Automation, rather than blindly following a set pattern of behaviors or script, Intelligent Automation solutions build in knowledge applied to real-time decisions that allow automated systems to act more like humans than animals.”

If you are feeling caged by your current automation solution, perhaps it is time to upgrade to Cisco’s Intelligent Automation.

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