Automating Your Network Operations: Focus on Outcomes
Automation should begin with a thoughtful process that identifies the most important outputs of your infrastructure and what the current bottlenecks are in producing those outputs.
Automating your Network Operations, Part 5 – Just the Facts
To come up with a template or model for all your network devices before you automate any of them would delay the benefits of automation.
Automating Your Network Operations, Part 4 – Dude, Where’s My Data?
If you are relatively new to Ansible, you might have noticed that the playbook examples in my last blog did not have any variables defined in them. Common examples often...
Automating Your Network Operations, Part 3 – Data-Driven Ansible
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
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...
Automating Your Network Operations, Part 1 – Ansible Basics
New blog series gets you beyond the hype and simple demonstrations, and lets you dive more deeply into how and why to automate your network operations.
The Solution Capacity Management Has Been Waiting For
Operations Managers are very familiar with all the reasons their appliance-based networking infrastructure needs to be reconsidered—they live the problem constantly, day in and day out.
Smart Services Build a Better Business Model
Cisco Software-Enabled Services Help Transform Network Operations Imagine that you’re a network operations director for a large company. You’re pleased that your management has invested millions of dollars in Cisco equipment to provide a world-class network on which to drive the company’s business. Now, your company is counting on you to keep it running smoothly […]
Behind the WiFi Network @ Mobile World Congress 2014: Site Surveys
In my last blog I discussed setting the stage in preparation for the Wi-Fi network for Mobile World Congress 2014 which supported more than 80k devices over a span of...