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Cultural Challenges of Network Automation

October 17, 2017

Automating network configuration and management has many clear benefits, from simplifying and scaling repetitive, error-prone tasks to increasing the stability of networks through consistency and automatic testing. However, there can still be organizational, political, and cultural challenges to overcome.

There are four pillars often discussed in the DevOps movement and referred to as CAMS: culture, automation, measurement, and sharing. Culture is first, not just because it makes a great acronym; it’s fundamental to success.

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