Networks are an important part of modern business infrastructure. As more devices and things continue to connect, network engineer face increasingly complex workloads. However, administrators do not need to be associated with the network to maintain high performance. In the digital age, companies can use network automation to improve operational efficiency, freeing up engineers to work in higher value areas.
- Information Security
Cybersecurity risks continue to grow, both in terms of the methods used and the potential cost of doing business. Service providers must take a creative approach to this threat. Automation allows network engineers more time to explore new techniques and ensure a strict level of protection.
- Network Optimization
By spending less time on day-to-day operational issues, you can spend more time on techniques that help make your network faster and more efficient. Advanced telemetry and analytics enable staff to optimize the network and personalize the user experience. Also, keep in mind that virtualization of network functions and software-defined networking include techniques for engineers to further improve network performance.
- True Agility
Consumers in the digital age are more demanding than ever. Service providers must be able to respond quickly. The ability to expand services to meet the demands of startups is key to the success of the network. With automation, engineers can easily connect and reproduce new elements to build, modify, and troubleshoot network provisioning elements on demand. The result is a smarter and more flexible approach to your network.
- Business Commitment
Like all modern IT professionals, a good network engineer needs to spend less time on cabling and more time with people. With automation, engineers can spend time outside the data center and have time to discover what their business peers are looking for on a network. They can find the elements that need improvement and think about how a good the network can improve the customer experience.
- Digital Transformation
Daily operational concerns are not the key to success in the digital age. The competitive advantage of your business is its ability to absorb constant changes. New developments like 5G, IoT, video and cloud continue to be offered online. Network professionals need space to support their business growth strategies. By automating provisioning, engineers can spend time in real-world areas of innovation, such as mobile apps, connectivity, and rich media experiences.
Your company needs to find partners who can help you automate your network and enable real digital transformation. Cisco's open network architecture for service providers represents an infrastructure transformation that leaves much of its previous focus on software, hardware, services and operations. Find out how Cisco's open network architecture can help your business.