Automating Your Network Operations, Part 3 – Data-Driven Ansible
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The combination of YANG and NETCONF give us structure and determinism to enable network programmability, and give us several operational advantages over CLI.
Automating Your Network Operations, Part 2 – Data Models
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Before I get into data models, I want to take a slight diversion to incorporate some of the feedback that I received from the first blog. It was pointed out...
Boring is the New Awesome
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The core principle of model-driven telemetry is super simple: as much usable data out of the network as fast as possible. The implementation is also pretty subtle: a push mechanism, data models, open-source encodings. In fact, it’s all so simple and subtle that some folks look under the hood and say, “so what?” To that, […]
What’s So Special About Model-Driven Telemetry?
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Telemetry and analytics are all the rage in networking today. The industry is abuzz with the potential unlocked by streaming vast quantities of operational data. But what’s so special about “model-driven” telemetry? Models enable networking devices to precisely describe their capabilities to the outside world: what kind of data they expose (e.g. interfaces statistics, configuration […]
Why You Should Care About Model-Driven Telemetry
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Co-written with Frederic Trate, Sr. Marketing Manager Let me start by asking you a couple questions: Does your network grow in size and complexity every year? Are you still largely operating your network manually? Do frequent customer complaints make you wonder if you really know what’s going on in your network? Do you often hear […]
Software Innovations for Cloud Scale Networking
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Back in 2011, web pioneer Marc Andreessen wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, entitled “Why software is eating the world”. I couldn’t agree more! First, let’s have a look at what’s going on in the industry at large. Every company in every vertical industry is facing unprecedented competitive pressure from new players making […]