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How DDI Helps Higher Education Surf the Network Automation Wave

University networks are increasingly burdened with new technologies and security concerns brought with the explosion of mobile devices and applications. At the same time, network administrators are becoming overwhelmed by privacy and compliance requirements, while also trying to meet student expectations for high performance and always-on connectivity. With limited budget and resources, the only way to cope is by adopting networking automation. Core to this are data insights, open APIs, and Network Source of Truth (NSoT). For advancing network automation...

How DDI Helps Telcos Move Their Network Automation Forward

With ever complexifying networks, multi-cloud adoption, stricter regulations, explosion of IoT, and new services introduced by Private 5G, telcos and ISPs are turning to network automation for improving operational agility and efficiency. At the heart of this is trusted data (Network Source of Truth), open APIs, and DDI. The new IDC 2023 Network Automation report explains drivers, inhibitors, benefits seen, and why DNS-DHCP-IPAM (DDI) is an obvious starting point for enabling zero touch operations. Why is the Telecom Sector Turning...

IDC 2023 Network Automation Report: Why DDI is an Obvious Starting Point

Enterprises are adopting new strategies to create value, achieve cost savings, and improve efficiency in the face of an uncertain economic outlook.  Network automation has emerged as a top strategy to provide IT teams with the flexibility and agility required to adapt to changing business needs, deliver business goals, and accelerate digital transformation. However, full automation of network processes is a gradual process that requires starting small then iterating with broader initiatives to increase maturity level.   IDC’s 2023 Global...

EfficientIP & Extreme Networks Integration: Strengthening Visibility, Automation and Security

EfficientIP SOLIDserver DNS-DHCP-IPAM (DDI) integrates with Extreme Networks ExtremeCloud IQ – Site Engine (XIQ SE), sharing data and leveraging the capabilities and advantages of both solutions. The integration unifies any networks for improved visibility. It simplifies IT and resource management and enhances network access control, compliance, and threat detection. Efficient management of IT networks is becoming extremely challenging Dispersed networks and devices can challenge visibility over modern hybrid environments, making it harder for IT teams to monitor and manage everything....

Why DDI APIs Matter to Network Automation

Open APIs are essential to enable IT modernization required by digital business transformation. By unleashing actionable data and metadata on DNS, DHCP, IPAM, and built-in Network Source of Truth (NSoT), DDI APIs play a central role to deliver critical use cases in network automation and security. This allows NetOps, DevOps, and NetSecOps teams to reap tangible benefits very quickly. APIs are a catalyst of IT modernization Collaboration is key. Many would agree that working together has great power. As we...

Use DDI to Jumpstart Network Automation in a Cisco Environment

Why Network Automation is Needed Besides economically driven reasons, digital-transformation strategies are still a prime reason to perform Network Automation in general. The main goals here are to improve efficiency and flexibility to increase productivity. The challenges aimed to be solved are in the areas of cost, visibility and change, in order to maximize return on investments. As Gartner puts it: “… by 2024, organizations will lower operational costs by 30% by combining automation technologies with redesigned operational processes …”...

Top 5 Network and Security Predictions for 2023

Welcome to 2023, a year that promises to be another one full of turbulence, coming back from the pandemic, and facing the current hectic economic climate and downturn which in effect brings new challenges to enterprises. They have to develop (new) resilient strategies, resist threats, improve operational efficiency and reduce costs. This is where network automation comes into play and shines. And as if this is not enough already, further continuation of adopting hybrid working, network modeling, risk mitigation, and...

2022 Top 5 Highlights for Network Automation and Security

2022 has been challenging for IT and network teams. While the pandemic brought a shift to cloud and work-from-anywhere, market factors this year such as supply chain issues, the war in Ukraine, and inflation have brought “optimization” to the forefront. That includes optimizing operational efficiency (time savings) as well as costs (TCO & Opex), to ensure business continuity, risk management, and compliance. To meet requirements, enhanced security postures, improved multi-cloud management, and above all network automation projects have been mainly...

NetSecOps: Why Source of Truth & Automation is Key to IT Success

From management perspectives, IT automation is a useful solution for issues related to productivity, agility, scalability and lack of resources of the IT teams. But implementing automation in IT is not an easy transformation. It requires having technical leadership, defining the most suitable actions to target, using appropriate tooling, storing data, writing automation code and globally transforming the entire organization and processes in place. Organizations today have realized that trusted data is key for enabling automation. Therefore, many of their...

SOLIDserver 8.2: Enhancing Network Automation and Cloud Asset Management

With the Release 8.2 of SOLIDserver, IT teams including CloudOps, DevOps, and NetSecOps are provided with two new products that strengthen their capability to better view cloud instances and network objects to accelerate their automation journey, increasing their agility and help decision-making to sustain business needs. Complementary benefits can be envisaged around enhanced cost control, risk management, and meeting compliance. These significant benefits are brought by the following two major products introduced with Release 8.2: Cloud Observer: Centralized Visibility Over...

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