Chapter 1

Types of Network Automation

Automation has taken the world of networking by storm in the past couple years. The speed and agility automation provides to companies is unprecedented compared to the “old way” of doing things manually. In addition to speed, automation can bring many other benefits to networking, such as consistency in actions and reduction of human error.

Automation can be applied to many different processes and technologies in different ways in the world of networking. In this book, when we refer to network automation, we are referring to the process of automatic management, configuration, testing, deployment, and operation in any kind of network environment, either on premises or in the cloud. This chapter approaches ...

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