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Change management is often seen as a necessary evil in IT. Automation is something that most people agree is where things are going, but is still in an awkward adolescence. What happens when automation runs head-first into change management? Are these two forces in conflict? Michael Stump looks at this through the lens of Cumulus Networks’ Zero Touch Provisioning.
In this iteration of Gestalt News:
– We spoke with Dong Ngo about his IT Origin story, starting in Vietnam and ending up in Silicon Valley
– Tom Hollingsworth looks at top-down orchestration and bottom-up automation
– Larry Smith breaks down how SD-WAN can be used to better steer SaaS-based applications
The roundtable discusses the premise that the CLI is dead, or at least terminally ill. They look at why this is the prevailing narrative in networking and the greater IT landscape. Is the death of the CLI a forgone conclusion, or merely a framing device for moving to better processes in IT?
On this iteration of Gestalt IT Networking News:
– We talk to Cisco engineer Nick Russo for IT Origins
– The Gestalt IT Rundown discusses crowdsourcing in IT with ZeroTier
– The On-Premise IT Roundtable discusses if network automation will take all of our jobs
Plus great reads from Russ White, Tom Hollingsworth and Pete Welcher!
What does it take to truly be software defined? Tom Hollingsworth takes a quick look at the journey of Pluribus Networks from hardware and software vendor to a networking and analytics software company.
On this episode, we’ll be talking about a hot topic in the networking space, automation. The panel discusses why organizations see automation as prohibitively complex, what exactly they mean by automation, and why it isn’t coming for their jobs.
Does a network engineer need to now do software development? Is that the direction the industry is going? Jason Edelman weighs in.
Mark Prior wrote up a really interesting series of post about his professional development. He read the tea leaves and saw that he needed to get up to speed on network automation and expand his coding skills. It’s a remarkably candid and honest look at the process. In his first section, he’s teaching himself Arista’s Zero Touch Provisioning […]
John Harrington of The Network Sherpa comments: Network automation is a hot topic right now. However, many of the automation solutions focus on edge-port provisioning. I can understand why vendors are chasing this niche; port-provisioning is a high-volume and error-prone activity. John takes a look at network automation and applies it to a great group of […]