Itential Names Sean Doherty Vice President of Global Sales

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Itential continues to build out its executive team and offerings as it pursues an aggressive growth initiative. ATLANTA – FEBRUARY 20, 2018 – Itential, an innovator in network automation solutions, today announced Sean Doherty is joining the company as vice president of global sales. Doherty brings to Itential more than 15 years of enterprise IT sales experience that will help the company further expand its unique approach to automating networks to a broader market of service providers and enterprise networks. Itential operates on the premise that today’s networks must match the…

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Sharing network automation implementation tips at NANOG 72 – Atlanta

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I have been discussing in the last few blogs various approaches to implementing an effective network automation program within your organization. This topic is near and dear to me, as well as the primary focus of what we do at Itential. I will be speaking next week at the North American Network Operators Group conference (NANOG72) in Atlanta on this very topic, focusing mostly on open source alternatives and how to ease the journey into more sophisticated automation projects. I will cover the various orchestration domains that exist, from device…

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Itential Presents Expert Tips and Tools to Advance Network Automation at NANOG 72

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Atlanta, GA –  Itential, an innovator in network automation solutions, today announced it will present expert tips and recommended open-sourced tools to help organizations advance their network automation practices at the North American Network Operators Group (NANOG 72) conference in Atlanta this month. Itential Network Automation Strategies Director Patrick Moore will lead the session, “Network Automation: Do I Need Expensive Tools To Do Meaningful Automation,” Feb. 20, 11:10 a.m. in the Loews Atlanta Hotel Ellington Ballroom. Moore’s presentation will cover automation domains, configuration management use cases, a sample architecture and recommended open source…

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Itential Names Josh Stephens Chief Strategy Officer

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Atlanta, GA – JANUARY 24, 2018 – Itential, an innovator in network automation solutions, today announced Josh Stephens has joined the leadership team as the chief strategy officer. In his new role, Stephens will guide the company’s overall strategy and lead Itential’s marketing efforts. Stephens joins Itential at a pivotal time as the company takes its products, which today automate processes in some of the world’s largest networks, and makes them available to enterprises of all sizes. In doing so, Itential is enabling network operations teams everywhere to evolve to…

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Evolving Your Tools As An Onramp To Accelerated Automation

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Most of the sales pitches you hear encourage you to spend millions of dollars to implement new tools, define models for everything you do, and embed IT-like tasks and functions into your network engineering organization in a big bang approach that will change your world overnight. World hunger will be solved, everybody gets raises, and your network will run itself. Sounds realistic, doesn’t it? To be honest, if I go back and read my own blogs I am probably as guilty of this as anybody in some of them. It…

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Revolution Or Evolution? The Path Forward For Network Automation

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There are two approaches to the next steps in automation that we will make in the near future. One of revolution or one of evolution. Let’s look at each of these and lay out why evolving what you have today is a much more rational approach, in my opinion. Revolution: 1. an overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government of political network automation system by the operator people governed. First of all, I did take some liberties with the definition of revolution above, but clearly this is how a lot of people are looking…

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The Right Way To Automation

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It is a pretty well-known fact by now that the internet outage on Nov 6 was a direct result of a configuration error. What is not known is just how such a common occurrence in the network, a config change, could have been allowed to happen at a time and in such a way that it caused such a massive problem across the country. Every time an engineer touches the network using the common processes and techniques in place today this kind of thing can happen. That doesn’t mean that every…

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Enabling The Future Network Through Automation

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In a recent keynote Marcus Weldon (Bell Labs President and Nokia CTO) and Vint Cerf (ForMemRS) put forth the idea that IoT is going to have such a profound impact on the world that it could essentially dissolve country boundaries. According to comments on this keynote by Keri Kukral (CEO & Founder at Raw Science), who was in attendance, “Humans care about 150 people in close proximity. Tribal lines could dissolve and become local based on network.” This is pretty Earth-shaking stuff based on how we think of our world right now. This…

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Itential to Exhibit at Cisco Live – Cancun

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As a Cisco SolutionsPlus partner, Itential will be exhibiting at Cisco Live on November 6-9, 2017 in Cancun, Mexico with partner Logicalis. The event is being held over four days and offers education and inspiration to the world’s technology innovators. During the event, we will be exhibiting our flagship product, Pronghorn. Itential recently announced our strategic alliance with Cisco as a SolutionsPlus partner, after building a robust integration with the Network Services Orchestror (NSO) ecosystem, supporting complex customer automation programs. The event is Cisco’s premier education and training destination for…

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Itential Secures $5.5 Million Investment from Elsewhere Partners and Adds Software Veteran Kenny Van Zant to Its Board of Directors

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First Outside Funding Will Accelerate Delivery of Innovative Network Automation Solutions Atlanta, GA – September 27, 2017 – Itential, an emerging leader in automating Software Defined Networks (SDN), today announced that the company has received its first outside investment from Elsewhere Partners, a growth-stage venture capital firm that was recently launched by veteran software investors.  The $5.5 million in funding will be used to accelerate the development and delivery of Itential’s innovative network automation solutions for enterprises and service providers. The funding comes on the heels of a record year…

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