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What has network automation ever done for us?

Join us for another #CommunityFabric event where we delve into how network automation has affected our day to day lives and experiences. This question will be addressed by another all-star panel, including Stuart Clark, Eloïse Koullapis and Charles Greenaway and led by Daren Fulwell. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear about their experiences and automation tales – click below to register!
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Peter Sprygada
Vice President &
Product Manager at Itential

Fulfillment in an Intent-Based Network

Everyone delivering IT service is on a journey - our businesses are so dependent on us as foundation for their process that availability isn't even about SLAs any more – 100% up time is the expectation. And with the dependencies between elements of IT infrastructure becoming ever more complex, we are constantly looking for ways of managing the complexity. In our recent white paper 'The Road to the Self-Driving Network' we dig into the idea that through automation and orchestration, supported by network assurance, we can reach a goal of a self-healing, autonomous network that configures itself to provide the business with the service it needs, then validates that it is doing as it should.
The foundation to that is Intent-Based Networking, which defines a structure for network operations to work smarter now, but drive towards that automated nirvana. It carves up network operations into 3 areas:
Intent is the way we describe the service we want the network to provide - how we translate business requirements to network config and policy
Fulfilment is the way we take that intent and render it into actual network device configuration – whether that is manual, through automation or using full service orchestration
Assurance is the way in which we validate the network is doing what it should. This area covers monitoring and performance measurement but also such things as network modelling, behaviour analysis and configuration compliance.

The Panelists

Eloïse Koullapis, Daren Fulwell, Stuart Clark & Charles Greenaway are networking and automation experts that join us for another #CommunityFabric event where we focus on the question of what network automation has done for us.
Eloïse Koullapis
Focus area: Technical Infrastructure, Resilience Engineering, Network Automation.

I always knew I wanted to be a Network Engineer. The journey towards that goal has been challenging and fun and it has led to many awesome opportunities.

My goals are to keep building deep network automation skills and help to build more fault resilient networks.
I have a passion to help those who want to become Network professionals, but who need a helping hand in reaching their goals.
In my free time I enjoy painting.
Daren Fulwell
Daren Fulwell is a Cisco Champion, Member of the CCIE advisory council, CCIE, CCDE and IP Fabric’s Network Automation Evangelist among many other things. Daren has spent the best part of 25 years working in our industry and has seen many changes over that time, but his true passion is in Network Automation. Daren is a leading light in the community, being a regular guest on podcasts and giving his view in interviews and blog pieces on the role of automation and its future uses, as well producing vast amounts of content with #init6, and many other outlets.

Daren has held roles with global giants in telecoms, banking and transportation but took a leap into the vendor world to join IP Fabric last year.
Stuart Clark
Stuart Clark is a senior technical leader and developer advocate for Cisco Devnet. He has worked for Cisco for over ten years designing, building and troubleshooting Cisco’s Security Cloud networks with a strong focus on BGP, peering and coffee. Prior to joining Cisco DevNet, he worked in a variety of roles ranging from Network Engineer to Network Architect for Cisco.

Stuart moved his focus moved to network automation, spending more time on writing code for network automation at scale and moving networking towards a DevOps methodology, technologist and a storyteller helping engineering teams improve their velocity with automation. Stuart can be found on Twitter @bigevilbeard
Charles Greenaway
Enthusiastic about technology and how it can be applied to solve real world problems in a collaborative and sustainable way for the success of our customers. Passionate about practical skills development.

CCIE#11226 – DC/Security/R&S
DEVNET 500 / Class of 2020”

Next upcoming Podcasts

Upcoming PODCAST #2
"From Design to Source of Truth": The Intent in an Intent-Based Network.

Upcoming PODCAST #3
"Monitoring, modelling behaviour and compliance": the Assurance in Intent-Based Networking
Upcoming PODCAST #4
"Changing Network Operations": The Journey to the Self-Driving Network

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