Market Guide for Network Automation

Archived Published: 28 March 2017 ID: G00299951

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Network automation tools enable network operations staff to gain process and configuration agility, while ensuring compliance. I&O leaders should use this Market Guide to help determine the correct network automation tool for their needs.

Table of Contents

  • Market Definition
  • Market Direction
    • Cultural Barrier to NCCM Adoption
    • Increasing Adoption of VNCA
    • The Influence of IBNS and Interoperability
    • Evolving End-User Procurement Considerations
    • The Impact of SD-WAN
    • Broader Automation Approaches
    • Market Developments Create Competition
  • Representative Vendors
    • Apstra
    • BlueCat
    • Cisco
    • Entuity
    • Glue Networks
    • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
    • Infoblox
    • LogicVein
    • NetBrain
    • Opmantek
    • Red Hat (Ansible)
    • SolarWinds
    • Additional Vendors
    • Selection Criteria
  • Market Recommendations
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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