As network complexity inevitably increases, it's clear that we need to find ways of managing that complexity. Monitoring the status of individual network devices, logging into them individually, creating ad-hoc single-purpose automated scripting solutions is simply not enough.
IP Fabric, with its detailed network discovery and deep, rich network data collection is used to populate and maintain the validity of the Source of Truth.
Intent validation rules can be created from the intent logic created in the Source of Truth and are used by IP Fabric to check that the state of the network devices, the topology and relationships are as expected. And simulated end-to-end path checks validate access to services from clients, checking forwarding rules and security policies are applied correctly.
And each time a snapshot is completed or intent validation rule is checked, the platform generates Webhooks to notify external systems that network state has been updated and the results of rules and checks may have changed.
„IP Fabric allowed us to have a real feedback loop on network status with a transversal view. We saw benefits from day one. It enabled us to consolidate internal tools into a single source, with a proper diagramming feature and extensive network data collection. Furthermore, the embedded network experience included in our predefined reports allows the operation teams to be more efficient in their day-to-day activities.“