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Intent Based Networking

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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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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Intent Based Automation Is Complex, But It Shouldn’t Scare You

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In the last year the SDN/NFV hype peaked and people moved on to an automation focus in general. It always comes back to automation eventually, but this time a new term has gotten hot. Intent Based Networking, which is something I discussed in a blog about 2 years ago. The beauty of the emergence of Intent Based Networking as a hot topic is that it is a byproduct of automation done correctly. Now, what do I mean by that? If you do automation correctly you are moving to a model-based approach….

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Modeling: Where We Are And Where We Need To Go

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We at Itential tout modeling all the time. We use it in our integrations with the Cisco Network Service Orchestrator (NSO) when working with its YANG models and Device Templates. We often tout it as the answer to the limited scalability offered by a scripting approach to automation, but we rarely talk a lot about the reality of where we are now in the industry when it comes to modeling. A recent blog I read talks about this in a thought provoking way that deserves some consideration. Everybody seems to…

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What is your Intent?

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Wouldn’t you love to be able to just tell your network to turn up a VPN for customer x between their Chicago office and their New York office that needed to be able to easily handle video traffic and it just knew what to do? Welcome to the world of Intent Based Networking! In the course of talking about this (not so) new idea we will discuss just what it is, what it is supposed to deliver, and the reality of where we are now and what needs to happen…

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