Know your network to automate effectively
For most network teams, knowing where to start is the biggest hurdle on the road to network automation. An authoritative inventory often provides the most effective roadmap - knowing what you want to automate forms the baseline for how you automate.
Your infrastructure is exponentially more complex
90% of enterprises worldwide rely on a mix of on-premises, dedicated private clouds, multiple public clouds, and legacy platforms to meet their infrastructure needs
Automation cuts through complexity
Automating network change activity can reduce outages by 50% and enable 50% faster service delivery
Spreadsheets are the enemy of automation
Without accurate, real-time data, you can’t use popular network automation tools effectively
Kickstart any network automation program with a network source of truth
Know what you can automate
Asset spreadsheets aren’t enough to get you started with network automation. Only an interactive network source of truth shows how all those assets are connected - an essential element of any automated workflow. NS1 maps both assets and connections, guiding your automation system to the correct network pathways.
Know how your network assets fit together - the starting point for process automation
Inventory physical and virtual assets
Create a complete picture of your physical servers, data center hardware, VMs, and IP addresses
Check your assumptions about network assets and connections against operational reality
Generate an automation plan
Map out the ideal state of your network and automatically configure against it
Integrate network assets with automation platforms
With an authoritative network source of truth in place, you can integrate it with your automation layer of choice and start automating processes with confidence, even as the underlying network architecture changes. NS1 makes that critical connection between what you’re using and what you want to accomplish on those assets.
Layer on your automation platform(s) of choice: your network source of truth integrates with all of the major automation platforms like Terraform, Ansible, and more
Consistent standards across the enterprise: Have all your systems singing from the same sheet of music, whichever automation platform they happen to be using
API-first architecture: Every line of NS1 code starts out as an API - open, integration-friendly architectures are part of our DNA
Prevent IP conflicts and maximize IP address space
Automated IP address management (IPAM) prevents network outages caused by “fat finger” IP conflicts and maximizes available IP address space by allowing re-use of IP addresses. NS1’s authoritative network source of truth makes IPAM more efficient and more secure, without locking you into a proprietary automation architecture.
Automate IPAM with any platform
Don’t get locked into proprietary plug-ins and architectures - simply map IPAM onto the automation platform you already own
Plan IP address architectures
Automate IP address allocations against the ideal state of your network
Prevent outages and downtime
Eliminate the risk associated with manual errors in IP address assignments
Deliver IP addresses on demand, without the need for help desk tickets
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