Gartner Research

Market Guide for Network Automation

Published: 28 March 2017

ID: G00299951

Analyst(s): Vivek Bhalla , Sanjit Ganguli


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

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