How To Tackle Network Automation Risks And Tasks
SearchNetworking, May 9th, 2019
May 9, 2019,
Volume 254, Issue 2

"Automation can make networks more efficient, but network engineers must first mitigate the risks. A good way to start is by setting up simple tasks that deliver operational value...

Many network engineers and network managers are reluctant to deploy network automation. Anyone who has run a network for a reasonable length of time has likely experienced a major network outage. Major outages are stressful and unpleasant, so teams tend to avoid anything that might cause one. If simple changes can cause a major outage, it's reasonable to question why anyone would consider using automation, which can quickly propagate a bad configuration across the entire network..."

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