Automation is the key to speed and scale, but networking has been slower to adopt automation tools and processes than other IT disciplines. Today’s Datanauts episode explores the current state of network automation to try to understand the challenges and limitations in networking, and how the industry is shifting.
Ryan and the Datanauts talk about why the majority of networking equipment is still managed by the CLI; the emerging sets of tools, APIs, data models, and community projects that are emerging for network automation, and how network engineers can tackle configuration management and code management.
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