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NetOps 2.0: Embrace Network Automation and Analytics to Stay Relevant in the Digital Business Era

Published: 06 February 2017

ID: G00315429

Analyst(s): Sanjit Ganguli , Andrew Lerner , Vivek Bhalla

Summary

Today's network operations teams will require a significant skills shift to take advantage of advances in network automation and analytics and to meet the demands of digital business needs. I&O leaders must champion a paradigm shift to NetOps 2.0 to stay relevant.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Identify NetOps 2.0 Personnel by Assessing Individual Strengths and Motivations
  • Acquire the Skills Needed to Embrace Breakthroughs in Network Automation
    • Ability to Adopt and Encourage a Process-Driven Culture
    • Ability to Orchestrate the Application of Network Automation Technologies
    • Ability to Construe Business Impact Into Network Automation Requirements
    • Ability to Take Advantage of Basic Network Scripting
    • Ability to Translate Network Configuration Changes to Intent-Based Policy
  • Acquire the Skills to Utilize Network Analytics Data Proactively and Strategically
    • Ability to Construe Business Impacts Into Network Analytics Requirements
    • Ability to Adopt a Proactive Problem Detection and Mitigation Approach
    • Ability to Translate SLA Demands Into Performance Optimization Requirements

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