We’ve talked about network automation plenty on Packet Pushers. Many of those conversations have been about little things, like writing a script to do a specific task. But is that really network automation?
Our guest today is Ken Celenza, and he’s here to argue that scripting repeatable tasks is just the beginning of the automation journey. Ken, who is Director of Automation at NetworkToCode, works with customers to build and integrate with automation frameworks that address the entirety of their network automation needs.
Ken and the Packet Pushers have a wide-ranging conversation about automation, including automation principles, data models and schemas, testing code, and more.
While much of today’s discussion revolves around open source software, this is simply a means to convey a message, and by no means not prescribing any specific solution as the best way forward. If a commercial product fits your needs and your budget, go for it.
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NetworkToCode – Slack