Network automation uses software to automatically configure, provision, manage and test network devices. An endeavor that can bring many benefits to companies. But before the first step is taken, many questions often arise.
Is network automation an option for my company? What does a changeover mean, what do I have to consider? We have the answer!
Of course, it depends on the individual company how exactly it can benefit from automated networks. To give you an idea of what to expect, we will answer some of the most frequently asked questions about automating corporate networks.
Network automation: A step into the automated future
Network automation is always designed individually according to the existing and planned company processes. Factors such as industry, company size, number of connections and network stability are taken into account for the automation concept.
Those who know their own motivation for automation can benefit the most from implementation.
Basic advantage of automated network management
Every company has its own reasons for wanting to implement network automation. But what they all have in common is the following game-changer: moving from manual network management to automation eliminates a significant amount of human work. This results in two strong arguments for the technological shift:
Increase of your network quality
Managing the network is faster and more flexible because it can be checked, diagnosed and adjusted regardless of location. The quality of inputs and calculations also increases, because you can bypass the error potential of manual work. Automation makes outages less likely, increases your connectivity, and allows your network to work together more efficiently.
More time for your core business
With automation, you are more time efficient than continuing to drive manually. You save manpower and personnel. You have more resources available to drive your core business forward. Your employees can spend more time on more ingenious tasks, placing their knowledge and skills in the right places and thus ensuring progress instead of just maintaining the network.
Automation of the network components
The strategic planning phase determines which components of your network should be included in the automation. Multifunctional network automation includes, for example:
So before the network can be managed fully automatically, there are some questions that need to be answered individually. This is where our network experts from COCUS come into play. We are happy to advise you on specific questions about the possibilities and advantages for your automated use case!