2023 Gartner® Market Guide for Network Automation Platforms

Why It’s Time to Shift from Silos to Workflows for Network Automation

Gartner estimates that today, over 65% of network activities are still performed manually, even though most enterprises are already using at least three different automation tools — usually a combination of vendor-specific tooling and open source options.

As a result, infrastructure, operations, and cloud management leaders should look to improve or scale their network automation by adopting a platform that extends beyond point network automation tools and legacy NCCM products. Multi-vendor network automation platforms are well-suited to add value on top of existing point tools and help teams move from silos to workflows. Gartner’s report outlines how the right platform can stitch together disparate automation tools and provide a common, centralized way to manage automation across a complex networking environment.

How to Take a Platform Approach to Network Automation 

“Multi-vendor network automation platforms help organizations scale the level of network automation,” states Gartner’s report. “Going forward, we believe that most enterprises will need to invest in network automation platforms.”

As network environments continue to expand, the task of automating across large and complex infrastructure requires a transformed approach. By adopting the right platform, enterprises can increase the agility and efficiency of network infrastructure while lowering costs, reducing the amount of manual human errors, and ensuring compliance with required rules, regulations, and laws.

Download this Gartner Research Report to learn:
  • The market direction for network automation today and into the future.
  • The difference between network automation tools and multi-vendor platforms.
  • Must-have capabilities to look for when evaluating network automation platforms.
  • How to think about adopting a new automation platform successfully.

Gartner, Market Guide for Network Automation Platforms, Andrew Lerner, Ted Corbett, Nauman Raja, 6th November 2023

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