Automating the long pole of network changes

When it comes to automating network changes, most network engineers want to start with automatic config generation and deployment. It just feels like that is the heart of the challenge, and it certainly feels like a fun thing to do. But assume for a moment that you’ve automated config generation and deployment. Have you now…

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Test drive network change MOPs without a lab

Imagine that you could predict and test the full impact of every single change to the network. Imagine also being able to do this within minutes, for the production network itself (not a small-scale replica), and without having to set up and maintain a test lab. Will this capability enable you to reduce the risk…

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Don’t be afraid of (network) change

Companies large and small crave agile, resilient networks. They crave infrastructure that adapts rapidly to business needs without outages or security breaches. But changing the network is a risky proposition today, be it adding a firewall rule or provisioning a new rack. 50-80% of network outages are caused by bad network configuration changes. This high…

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Lesson from a network outage: Networks need automated reasoning

In the afternoon of October 23, within a few minutes of each other, two friends sent me a link to the recently-released “June 15, 2020 T-Mobile Network Outage Report” by the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHB) of the FCC. Given what Intentionet does, the report sounded interesting and I started reading it immediately….

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Come and get your free Batfish Enterprise Cloud View trial for AWS

As your company moves applications from on-premises datacenters to the cloud, your network toolchain can become a bottleneck. Simply visualizing your cloud infrastructure can be a challenge. And forget about using traceroute as a mechanism to see where packets are being dropped when machines in the cloud can’t talk to each other.   With our…

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