Will Automation Break My Network Faster than I Can Fix It?

Terry Slattery (Principal Architect, NetCraftsmen)

Location: Sun D

Date: Thursday, March 21

Time: 8:00am - 8:45am

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Track: Management & Security

Technical Level: Medium

Session Type: Conference

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: Medium

IP networking automation promises improved configuration times, avoidance of manual errors, and other major benefits to enterprises running large, complex networks. But is there a potential downside? Some enterprise managers worry that automation could actually exacerbate problems and cause them to spread more quickly than they could when configuration was more manual. So how should your enterprise approach network automation? Does it really represent as much a risk as a benefit? How do you mitigate this risk. A leading network management expert describes how skeptical organizations have adopted automation, and identifies forms of automation that pose less risk and make it easy to get started.

KEY QUESTIONS:
* What does network automation change about how you run your network, and how should you prepare for these changes?
* What’s the current state of network automation in enterprise production networks today?
* What technologies and vendors are most important when it comes to network automation?
* What unintended consequence can network automation have for your network, and how do you steer clear of these?