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Network Automation: Streamline Processes While Avoiding the Pitfalls

Terry Slattery  (Principal Architect, NetCraftsmen)

Date: Thursday, March 30

Time: 9:00 am - 9:45 am

Pass Type: Entire Event Orlando - Monday-Thursday, Tues - Thurs Conference Orlando - Get your pass now!

Session Type: Session

Track: Management & Networks

Vault Recording: TBD

Network automation can save IT tremendous amounts of time by relieving staff of repetitive, formerly-manual tasks. However, many in the enterprise still fear the potentially wide-ranging impact of poorly-conceived and -executed automation projects, which can cause cascading problems that overwhelm the network. So how should your IT organization determine which tasks or actions are good candidates for automating, and how does IT implement these projects safely? In this session, a leading expert on network management will share best practices on how to look for automation projects that yield maximum benefit, and how to guard against the kinds of mistakes that can lead to major consequences if the project is not executed correctly. You’ll come away with a list of potential areas to consider automating, and a set of cautions to make sure the project comes out as planned.

Takeaways:

  • Brief update on the state of network automation today
  • How to identify and design potential network automation projects
  • The most common mistakes IT organizations make when implementing network automation
  • How network engineers should collaborate with other IT stakeholders when planning a network automation project, to ensure business continuity and explain the project’s benefits