Today’s Hybrid, Multi-Cloud Network Infrastructure
The evolution of cloud adoption by organizations has resulted in applications being distributed across on-prem and multiple cloud platforms. This has created a need to either merge the networking and cloud teams together or provide a common platform to facilitate their combined effort to build automations that can digitally transform the enterprise. Cloud platforms make their network services programmable through APIs, but every cloud platform has a different set of services and APIs, while traditional on-prem networking lacks any advanced methods for programmability. Organizations can overcome this challenge by leveraging the right automation platform that can provide end-to-end automation through an API-first approach and connect traditional networking domains to cloud platforms and integrate IT systems, enabling both cloud and network teams to collaborate on automating the ‘Network of Clouds.’
Automating The Network of Clouds
With the adoption of new cloud services, more strain is put on network teams to also learn new dashboards and network services that are unique to each cloud provider and need to connect them together using complex routing protocols that must be done rapidly and in coordination with other IT teams. Without automation, network teams are forced to do these tasks manually which takes more time and creates unnecessary delay in deploying new applications and services. It also lacks consistency over the configuration of security, routing, and basic features, which can degrade application performance, create outages, or expose the organization to security risks.
Consistency in application of security policies across on-prem and cloud networks.
Enable faster deployments, mitigate risks of configuration errors, and provide an audit of changes.
Bridge the Skills Divide
Enable both cloud and network teams to collaborate to automate hybrid, multi-cloud networks.
Quickly adopt any IT or network systems into your automation and transparently integrate existing scripts, playbooks, or plans to increase automation efficiency.
Simplify & Automate Multi-Cloud Networks with Itential
Itential simplifies and automates the deployment, management, and configuration processes for cloud networks, enabling organizations to drastically reduce risk and improve efficiency, increase agility, deploy applications faster, and drive overall business value. Itential supports a wide range of integrations with cloud providers and management solutions including AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, Aviatrix, VMware, Kubernetes, Zscaler and others; allowing network and cloud teams to automate even the most complex multi-cloud network environments.
Users can gain greater velocity for their cloud deployments and operations by leveraging the capabilities of Itential’s automation solution such as:
Low-Code Workflow Canvas
Expand participation in network automation with Itential’s low-code, drag-and-drop environment, enabling network engineers, CloudOps, DevOps, and software developers to easily design and build automated workflows.
Maintain Governance Over Cloud Networking Infrastructure
Enable networking teams to manage configuration and enable compliance for both CLI and API-based network infrastructure and ensure uniform configuration of routing policies for devices and services.
Bring Your Own Automation
Whether it’s using Perl, Python, Ansible, Terraform or any other technology, Itential allows you to take any existing automations and integrate them into the Itential Automation Platform so they can be augmented with pre- and post-check processes and integrated with any common IT systems like ServiceNow, Infoblox, and Slack.
No Code Integrations with Everything
Extend automations beyond the network by providing a single, aggregated network API that connects other tools within your IT ecosystems like ticketing, change management, inventory, and monitoring tools.
Cloud Networking Automation Use Cases
Accelerate Deployment of New Cloud Services
Remove the slow-down caused by the need to swivel-chair between multiple consoles, tools, and dashboards. Utilize APIs for every cloud platform or service to build automations to easily deploy and manage VPCs, VNETs, load balancers, and more at scale.
Simplify Day-to-Day Change Management
Integrate with any source of truth, ITSM, or messaging system to automate day-to-day changes that free up valuable time and can scale as demand increases.
Ensure Configuration Standardization & Compliance
Easily manage configurations for both physical and cloud infrastructure and ensure compliance across your entire network.
Orchestrate Across Multi-Domain, Multi-Vendor Networks
By being controller and orchestrator agnostic, Itential mitigates the complexity of managing multiple network types and vendors by consuming and federating the systems and networks managed by those systems, abstracting the complexity from the user for simplified automation and orchestration.