network operations

September 9, 2019


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.

February 21, 2019


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.

December 3, 2018


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...

October 24, 2018


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.

September 26, 2018


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...

September 5, 2018


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.

February 22, 2016


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 […]