Large enterprises will typically use a plethora of systems and tools to contain their intended network state, which are incredibly difficult to keep consistent and updated. With access to all of them via API with Itential’s Automation Platform and IP Fabric fetching the same data from the network itself – regardless of domain and vendor – you can validate that those Sources of Truth contain accurate representative data, and measure your actual network state against it with every change made.
Rich Martin from Itential and Daren Fulwell from IP Fabric join forces to present For The Journey 2: Federating Sources of Truth. Sign up now so you don't miss it!
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:
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Join us on September 15th to see how Itential and IP Fabric - two Gartner Cool Vendors in Network Automation - integrate to support a federated Source of Truth for intent-based networking.
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.
Rich Martin and Daren Fulwell are experts in each area to discuss the requirements, approaches, and pitfalls from practical experience in the upcoming Podcast.
Rich Martin is a Senior Technical Marketing Engineer at Itential. Previously, Rich has worked with at several networking vendors as a both a Pre-Sales Systems Engineer and Systems Engineering Manager but started his career with a background in software development and Linux. He has a passion for automation in the networking domain, and at Itential he helps networking teams to get started quickly and move forward successfully on their network automation journey.
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.
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