Hybrid Cloud & Data Portability Theatre

Thu 6th Oct 13:40 to 14:10

How Automation is transforming the management of DC networks

For 30+ years, we have managed data networks using the same basic tools and systems. Command Line Interfaces (CLI) have been the management interface of choice with typically proprietary syntax and semantics for each manufacturer. This has led to a proliferation of network specific tools trying to cater for the many different manufacturers systems. These are often complex and hands on intensive trying to configure ever more complex network configurations which has led to slow deployment time and network fragility.

This is all changing with new interface technologies, virtualisation, and automation aiming to simplify and speed up the deployment of network changes. This presentation will focus on how these new technologies are making the deployment and management of networks, simpler, faster and more reliable.

What you will take away from this session

  • CLI configuration doesn’t scale to the demands of modern data centres
  • New tools and interfaces dramatically reduce the time to deploy and change DC network configurations
  • Network Virtualisation enables new ways of managing DC networks for agility
  • Proprietary vendor configuration tools will become obsolete


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