Multinational Bank Automates Load Balancer Migration with Itential

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Itential’s network automation platform cuts migration time from years to months, reduces reliance on contractors ATLANTA, GA. – May 8th, 2018 – One of the most prestigious multinational financial institutions in the U.K. has adopted Itential’s network automation platform to execute a major upcoming load balancer migration to a new F5 ecosystem. This automated discovery and migration solution joins Itential’s platform with Cisco NSO and other key products to greatly reduce the time and resources required to conduct a large-scale migration through closed-loop automation. By implementing Itential’s Intelligent Network Automation Manager,…

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Itential Named a Finalist in Light Reading ‘Outstanding Digital Enablement Vendor’ Award

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Itential enables customers to accelerate complex network automation processes and achieve digital transformation goals with Network Intelligent Workflows ATLANTA  – April 24, 2018 – Itential, an innovator in intelligent network automation solutions, today announced it has been named a finalist in the ‘Outstanding Digital Enablement Vendor’ category in the 2018 ‘Leading Lights’ awards by Light Reading, a leading online news and analysis portal for the global communications industry. The Itential Intelligent Network Automation Manager (Pronghorn) was short listed for its ability to help customers accelerate the automation of complex network…

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The Value of Proper Tooling – Not Everything is a Hammer or a Nail

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Anyone who has done any amount of home improvement work is familiar with the urge to use the first tool you can find to accomplish the task at hand. You may have purchased one of the myriads of gadgets advertised to replace all your tools with one device. It comes down to the old adage, “when you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” In network automation this also happens quite often. Engineers get really comfortable with scripting and suddenly every automation use case becomes possible with a script….

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For Intelligent Network Automation Success Focus on the 1x vs. the 10x

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One fact is common across all network operators, whether in the enterprise or service provider space. Funds to automate the network are not unlimited. In fact, they are often extremely limited, if they exist at all. When expending resources whether they are time or money, you have to focus on the items that provide the most return on investment. A no brainer, right? You would certainly think so, but that just isn’t the case. A typical maintenance activity in the network from end to end can take there to five…

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Light Reading and Itential to Host Webinar: Top 10 Reasons Network Automation Projects Fail

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Industry experts provide actionable guidance on how to overcome challenges on the path to implementing and optimizing network automation ATLANTA, GA, MARCH 12, 2018 – Itential, an innovator in intelligent network automation solutions, today announced it will host a webinar with Light Reading on “The Top 10 Reasons that Network Automation Projects Fail,” March 22nd at 11 am EST/ 4 pm CET. The webinar will feature James Crawshaw, senior analyst with Heavy Reading, Chris Wade, Itential CTO and co-founder, and Josh Stephens, Itential chief strategy officer. Over the last decade, cloud technology leaders…

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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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