Network automation is automatic automation of physical, virtual, virtualization, testing, deployment and operation of physical and virtual assets. Every day network tasks and functions are performed automatically. By combining hardware and software solutions, large companies, service providers and businesses can automate control and management of repetitive processes and improve network services availability
Today's networks are fully capable of performing the following tasks:
- Discover Topologies
- How to Manage Bandwidth and Find Faster Routes for Performing the Best Calculation Routes
- Perform Basic Reason Analysis
- Update Routes and Install
- Set Performance Indicators
- Software Update
 Collaboration, automation, orchestration simplifies network operations involving complex configurations and management of assets, while providing business agility to adapt to a constantly changing environment. Automation can be interpreted as tasks that can be replicated without human intervention and the orchestration process has to be linked to a set of tasks for the execution of a process or workflow.
Network automation is a rapid expansion of network infrastructure, an exponential increase in network traffic from video, social media, data, and applications. Furthermore, as computing performance continues to decrease in costs and virtual computing continues to grow, network automation becomes available to more businesses. Various network automation can be applied to local networks, virtualized environments, data centers, and public and private clouds.
For many organizations, lack of agility for network change has been a bottleneck, preventing these companies from installing a robust and highly sensitive data center infrastructure. Automation is the cornerstone strategy for service providers, which increases the agility and reliability of the network while controlling operating expenses (OpEx) and investments (CapEx). To improve operational efficiency, margins, and customer satisfaction, service providers can automate routine and complex tasks that are time-consuming, repetitive, or defective. Openness and interoperability of automation support APIs, standard protocols, and open source automation systems (for example, Ansible, Saltstack, Baba and Chef). Service providers and businesses can take advantage of these automation frameworks to accelerate network automation migration
Automating Automation Automation Automation enables organizations to benefit from:
Lower Costs Automation reduces underlying complexity of infrastructure, configuration, configuration and management of services and network, dramatically less personnel time required. By simplifying operations, consolidating network services, reducing floor space and cycling less used tools, staff should be reduced to troubleshoot and repair, and to save energy.
Improving business continuity Human error, companies can offer and deliver higher quality services in multiple sectors and geographic areas. For example, Juniper Networks "Service Now" is a remote, automated troubleshooter that allows Juniper to quickly and proactively detect the customer's network problems before they become aware of it.
Increasing Strategic Workforce automating repetitive tasks with human error, companies increase productivity that promotes business development and innovation. As a result, new jobs will emerge for the existing workforce.
Greater insight and network control -Automation helps to change IT operations through analytics. The network becomes clearer and can understand exactly what is happening in the network, can it be controlled and adapted as needed.
Increasing business agility -Automation enables companies to develop operational models for the market. You can add new features, test new applications, and troubleshoot problems. The pace of implementation of the development is reduced, resulting in greater competitiveness and flexibility and ultimately greater profit for the company.
Network Automation: Build or Buy?
to automate the network, the next choice is to do it yourself, outsource it, or do you have a combination of both? Answering these questions can help to make a decision:
- Which network automation technologies are best suited to your needs?
- Do you have any staff who have expertise in automation technologies?
- Is there enough staff to automate automation technologies?
- If not, will your salesman offer professional services that can help the team automate the network?
- What are the risks involved in automation and how does it reduce the risks?
- What are the benefits of automating sooner rather than later?
- Do you know how to start automating the network?