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Automate Your Network With Itential at Cisco Live US 2023

Kristen H. Rachels

Chief Marketing Officer ‐ Itential

Automate Your Network With Itential at Cisco Live US 2023
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Posted on May 23, 2023

In just a few days, the Itential team is headed to Las Vegas for another exciting Cisco Live event! This year, we’re doubling down on the ways our products help to #AutomateYourNetwork.

For network teams, it’s no surprise that your network infrastructure is getting more complex, spanning across hybrid, multi-cloud infrastructure. The need to automate is more important than ever and what better place to talk about evolving how you automate and manage this chaos than the industry’s premier event?

If your attending Cisco Live this year, we’ll have a team of automation experts running all-day demos throughout the event at booth #4402 in the World of Solutions, highlighting how our products can help your organization level up your automation journey. Oh and of course, some pretty awesome SWAG!

What We’ll be Showcasing

Here’s some of what you’ll see firsthand from our team at Cisco Live to help you and your team #AutomateYourNetwork, no matter how complex or distributed it is:

Integrate with Any CLI, API, & DevOps Tools

One of the biggest challenges organizations face when automating their networks is the ability to automate across their entire infrastructure — from legacy CLI-managed hardware to API-enabled SD-WAN and cloud controllers.

Itential solves this integration challenge for network automation, mitigating the need to swivel-chair between multiple systems or learn how to write scripts to perform network changes. With Itential, easily integrate with and leverage the right tool for the job:

  • CLI-based automations built with technologies like Python and Ansible.
  • API-based systems or tools (e.g., modern network components like SD-WAN controllers, cloud environments, and IT tools like ServiceNow).
  • DevOps pipelines on version control services like GitLab, GitHub, and BitBucket.

With Itential, integrations across all systems become drag-and-drop tasks for use in our workflow canvas, and users easily incorporate them into workflows that automate entire processes end-to-end with no manual intervention. By bringing all your network and IT systems into your network automation and orchestration platform, you ensure your network infrastructure is easily able to scale and adapt to organizational needs.

Automate Any Use Case, Rapidly Build Low-Code Automation

We’re committed to ensuring automation is accessible to everyone in your organization — that’s why you don’t need to learn Python, Ansible, or any other new language to start automating entire processes with Itential.

It’s easy to build network automations for any use case with Itential, because of our abstracted drag-and-drop interface that normalizes automation tasks between all your systems and domains. In addition, you can drag in automation assets like scripts that others on the automation team have built and incorporate them into your process workflows, helping you skip repeat work and move even faster. With the low-code interface and library of drag-and-drop assets shared between everyone on the team, Itential makes it easy to build automations for any network change process your business requires.

Orchestrate Across Hybrid Multi-Cloud Networks

Itential makes it easy to manage your physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructure within one single platform. Automate beyond just a network change and build end-to-end process workflows that push changes across multiple network domains and systems with no manual steps. You can easily stitch together automations to orchestrate changes across your entire networking infrastructure, even including surrounding steps like pre-checks, post-checks, ITSM/ticket management, and security processes. This helps save as much manual time as possible, while also setting the proper guardrails needed to confidently orchestrate network changes.

Self-Serve Your Network for IT & App Teams

A key component of successfully scaling automation is the ability to scale consumption of your automations. It’s simple – the more people consuming and leveraging your automations, the more your organization can automate (and the less you have to do for them).

Itential exposes its API for northbound consumption, so network automations can be published for use in other systems. That means your IT team in ServiceNow, your DevOps teams using CI/CD pipelines on version control services, your developers relying on GitLab, anyone in your organization that needs to be able to request network services can do so right in the platforms they use today. Then, that request kicks off an automated process that can deliver the requested network change, while ensuring compliance and security standards are maintained, so the end user sees their service delivered quickly for a cloud-like experience.

Along with those sets of capabilities, if you stop by our booth (#4402) you can also get a first look at what’s coming with Itential’s latest product release, IAP 23.1, dropping during the event!

Are You Ready to #AutomateYourNetwork?

Our team is ready and excited to help #AutomateYourNetwork. We’ll be at booth #4402 all day every day during Cisco Live, so stop by anytime to ask questions, chat about automation, grab some free SWAG, and/or see some demos for yourself.

If you want to avoid lines, you can also book a dedicated time slot here.

Hope to see you there!

Meet with Itential Experts @ Cisco Live US 2023
Kristen H. Rachels

Chief Marketing Officer ‐ Itential

Kristen serves as Chief Marketing Officer for Itential, leading their go-to-market strategy and execution to accelerate the adoption and expansion of the company’s products and services.

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