What is network automation?
Network automation is a process by which the configuration, management, testing, deployment, and operation of physical or virtual configuration items (CIs) in a network is automated. Network automation handles common, repetitive tasks without the need for human intervention.
Why is network automation important?
When properly implemented, network automation can improve service quality and reliability by reducing the risk of human error and supporting faster response to events. Network automation can also lower the cost of IT operations by eliminating manual processes, supporting timely—even predictive—maintenance, and minimizing meantime to repair through timely response.« Back to Glossary Index