In conjunction with our partner Converge! Network Digest, AvidThink is pleased to announce our third Next-Generation Infrastructure coverage series. Coinciding with Layer123’s SDN NFV World Congress 2019 in The Hague we’ve launched the Next-Gen Network Automation Resource Site which includes our most recent research report on this hot topic.
With the assistance of Converge!, a respected industry newsletter that has an illustrious 20-year history in technology infrastructure, we are providing technology readers with perspectives and insights from industry leaders like AT&T, China Mobile, IBM, The Linux Foundation, and innovative companies such as Itential, Gluware, FRINX, and Cisco. We’ll be rotating in new content periodically from thought leaders, as well as our sponsors and partners, so keep your eye on the site as we bring you the latest insights into network automation.
The explosive growth in cloud services, mobile devices, and broadband network capacity has forced network operators, whether commercial providers or enterprise IT organizations, to change how they manage and deliver network services. Unlike other rapidly growing industries, networking providers and internal network teams can’t expect generous annual budget increases to fund more staff. Network automation has become an appealing alternative to more radical network architectures because of its ability to start small and incrementally work up to more sophisticated models that ultimately, in the case of intent-based and AI-assisted systems, achieve a level of autonomy that can eventually entirely eliminate human activity for particular tasks. Organizations that choose to go down the automation path can and usually do reap significant business benefits, however, implementing it is full of challenges and roadblocks, whether technological, organizational or educational. The 2019 Network Automation Report helps service providers and enterprises realize the full potential of automation to significantly improve network performance, reliability, availability, and security, while reducing administrative overhead and the time required to fix problems, add services, and incorporate new applications.
Our new report covers the following aspects of next-gen network automation:
- Enterprise and Service Provider Challenges Today
- Background and Market Drivers
- Evolution and Hierarchy of Network Automation Techniques
- Network Automation Applications and Challenges
As well, you can expect coverage of other key trends in next-generation infrastructure over the course of the next few months. In the meantime, we invite you to download our latest report on next-gen network automation from the site and learn about our views on network automation.