Gartner Research

Minimize Outage Exposure and Risk With Network Automation Tools

Published: 08 September 2014

ID: G00263682

Analyst(s): Vivek Bhalla


Infrastructure and operations leaders must invest in their networks to gain a competitive edge while ensuring steps are taken to reduce outages. Network automation tools enable network staff to minimize infrastructure failure and ensure compliance while gaining process and configuration agility.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Centralize and Consolidate Authentication and Authorization of Network Staff
  • Standardize and Maintain Default Configurations for All Major Device Classes
  • Track and Periodically Document Configuration Changes for Troubleshooting and Auditing Purposes
  • Automate Regular Network Configuration Tasks, Preferably During Regular Maintenance Windows

Case Study

  • Time Warner Cable

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