Gartner Research

Market Guide for Network Automation

Published: 26 March 2018

ID: G00328743

Analyst(s): Sanjit Ganguli , Vivek Bhalla

Summary

Network automation tools enable network operations staff to gain process and configuration agility, while ensuring compliance. Infrastructure and operations leaders should use this Market Guide to shortlist appropriate network automation tools for their needs.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition

  • Market Description

Market Direction

  • Primary Drivers

Market Analysis

  • Cultural Shift Toward Automation Adoption
  • NetOps and SecOps Inflection Points
  • SD WAN Overtakes SDN
  • IBNS Pilots Commence
  • Broader Automation Approaches Continue to Gain Traction

Representative Vendors

  • AppViewX
  • Cisco
  • Forward Networks
  • ManageEngine
  • NetBrain
  • Nokia (Nuage Networks)
  • Red Hat (Ansible)
  • SolarWinds
  • Veriflow
  • VMware
  • Additional Vendors
  • Selection Criteria

Market Recommendations

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