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Embark on your network automation journey with a partner who understands its intricacies. At Axians, we not only help you navigate the challenges but also dive deep into assessing your current processes. We pinpoint areas ripe for automation enhancements to ensure you reap maximum benefits.
Choosing the right network automation tools is pivotal. It defines the capability and effectiveness of the solution. With a clear understanding of your existing environment and targeted automation goals, we guide you in discovering solutions tailored to meet your unique needs.
While talking with custmers, there are the most typical challenges they are facing
- Engineering team constantly faces discrepancies between the IP addresses documented and those actually configured on devices. This mismatch not only slows down troubleshooting but also hampers efficient network operations
- Inconsistent network configuration resulted in network downtimes during peak hours and significant loss of sales.
- Devices with configurations that don’t match standards and latest security policies exposes the network to potential vulnerabilities.
- During network expansions, the absence of a reliable reference for device interfaces often encounters misconnections, causing service outages. These disruptions not only increase operational costs but also frustrate their end-users.
See below, how can Axians help you face these challenges:
Source of Truth
In the context of network automation, SoT denotes a system or repository where the definitive data about the network, such as configurations, devices, connections, IP addresses, etc., is stored. SoT is foundational element for any network automation strategy.
We assess and understand current network infrastructure, data sources, tools, and processes. This involves identifying where data is currently stored and how it’s accessed as well as futured needs following network automation best practices.
Data model defintion
Based on assedment establish what kind of data will be stored in the SoT. As exmaple configuration data and configurations templates, IP address schemes, intefaces are common hoverver we can develop a structured data model to capture all necessary details.
Choosing the Platform
Depending on the size and complexity of the network and the customer’s requirements, we’ll recommend a suitable platform or tool for the SoT. This could range from simple databases or spreadsheets for smaller networks to specialized tools like NetBox for more complex environments
We help you to populate the chosen platform with the current network data. During this process, we’ll ensure the data is normalized, i.e., made consistent in format and structure.
• Integration with Automation Tools
The power of an SoT is realized when it’s tightly integrated with network automation tools and scripts. We’ll set up necessary APIs, connectors, or integrations to ensure that your automation workflows can reliably query and update the SoT.
Building an SoT is not a one-off task. It requires continuous updates and checks to ensure its accuracy over time. We’ll implement processes and potentially automation checks to ensure that data remains up-to-date and accurate. We can assist to establish governance rules to decide who can update the SoT and how.
• Training & Documentation