How to Overcome Network Automation Challenges in 2019


It’s 2019 and this year, in order to take your business into the future, your team must make the critical investment into an evolutionary network automation solution. It’s time to take advantage of this new year by setting your organization up for optimal success. Start by tuning into our recent webinar featuring AppViewX’s Chief Solutions Officer Muralidharan Palanisamy as he explains the most common network automation challenges faced by top industries players and how you can tackle them head on.

Applications are demanding a more agile infrastructure, but the network always seems to be left out of the equation. There are multiple reasons networks consistently lag behind, including lack of collaboration between teams, tightly defined internal processes, network complexity, hardware constraints and the need for new skills. The market’s incumbent solutions for network change management have major limitations and are difficult to deploy, maintain and understand.

Here are the four actionable ways to overcome the challenges associated with
network automation:

  • Organizations must start rewarding network teams based on business outcomes. They need to measure network automation results based on time to deliver network services, time to detect a failure, outages resolved through automation, number of tasks automated, and so on.
  • They must focus on training for awareness of automation, scripting, public cloud, APIs, etc.
  • They must break through siloed team structures and collaborate. They need to encourage teams to share inputs, conduct network automation hackathons and be more transparent across the organization.
  • The key to true network automation success is a a careful approach to the process as a whole. It must be gradual and step-by-step, must have the ability to identify workloads, create automation workflows, iterate slowly and orchestrate the service infrastructure.
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Watch our webinar here for more on how to avoid the top challenges and learn how AppViewX helps to create your automation story. The AppViewX platform is a low-code software application that enables network infrastructure orchestration and automation using an intuitive, context-aware, visual workflow. It leverages a vast library of pre-built tasks and workflows and enables Ops teams to quickly and easily translate business requirements into automation workflows that improve agility, enforce compliance, eliminate errors, and reduce cost.

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