What is network automation?

In today's digital age, network automation has become a buzzword in the world of technology. But what exactly is network automation, and how can it benefit organizations?

In simple terms, network automation is the process of automating the configuration, management, and maintenance of network devices and services. It involves the use of software and tools to simplify and streamline network operations, reduce manual errors, and improve overall efficiency.

Network automation is a significant shift from traditional network management methods, which rely heavily on manual configuration and human intervention. In the past, network engineers had to configure each device individually, which was a time-consuming and error-prone process. With network automation, these tasks are simplified and streamlined, allowing network engineers to focus on more complex and strategic tasks.

What are the benefits of network automation?

One of the biggest benefits is that it reduces the time and effort required to manage network devices. Automation tools can automatically detect and configure devices, perform routine maintenance tasks, and troubleshoot issues, all without the need for human intervention.

Network automation can also improve network security by reducing the risk of human error. For example, automation tools can detect and alert network administrators of any configuration changes that could compromise network security. This can help prevent data breaches and other security incidents that could have serious consequences for an organization.

Another benefit of network automation is that it enables organizations to scale their networks more efficiently. As the number of devices and services on a network grows, automation tools can help manage the increased complexity, reducing the risk of downtime and other issues.

Reduced management overhead.

Network automation is becoming increasingly important as organizations seek to deploy more complex networks and services. With automation tools, organizations can reduce the time and effort required to manage and grow their networks, while improving network security. However, it's important to note that network automation is not a "magic" solution that can solve all network management problems. It requires careful planning, design, and implementation to ensure that automation tools are used effectively and appropriately.

In conclusion.

Network automation is a critical technology that can help organizations manage their networks more efficiently and effectively. By reducing the need for manual intervention, automation tools can streamline network operations, improve network security, and make growth easier. As the importance of digital transformation continues to grow, network automation will become an increasingly important tool for organizations looking to stay ahead of the curve.

What does Allied Telesis offer?

We have a range of tools for network automation. Our flagship network management tool, AMF Plus, makes it possible to configure and upgrade all the routers and switches in your network at once, and offers auto-recovery and auto-provisioning of new devices. Our wireless manager automatically optimizes your wireless network. AMF Security defends your network from internal threats, while SD-WAN keeps connections to remote offices up and running. And these tools - and others - are seamlessly integrated into Vista Manager, a single-pane-of-glass monitoring and management platform.

As well, we offer cloud-based solutions for network automation and a powerful virtual UTM firewall, removing the need to own and maintain hardware devices. And for the ultimate in hands-off networking, our managed services team can completely manage your network for you.