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NANOG Dispatch: Automation Monday, Visibility Tuesday

by asardell ‎10-03-2017 02:42 PM - edited ‎10-04-2017 02:06 PM (893 Views)

Questions Answered at NANOG 71 San Jose, CA

 

As mentioned earlier, one of the key themes in NANOG 71 is automation fueled by telemetry, and a panel discussion on Monday addressed that topic head on. This is exactly the strategy of the SLX architecture--to provide a platform for visibility and automation. You need visibility to automate intelligently.

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Think Like Sherlock Holmes about Network Remediation

by asardell on ‎09-26-2017 06:49 AM (1,204 Views)

SLX Insight Provides Clues That Turn Puzzling Issues into “Elementary” Ones

 

SLX Insight is the architecture built into our SLX Portfolio that allows you to receive up-to-date information on traffic patterns, network states and interface statistics. When used with relevant applications, this gives you a keen sense of what’s going on with your data center network. You can monitor, analyze and capture real time data from your network. 

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Integrating SLX Telemetry Streaming with Splunk Enterprise

by asardell ‎08-10-2017 12:51 PM - edited ‎08-10-2017 12:52 PM (3,150 Views)

Combined With Analytics, Data Streaming Forms an Invaluable Visibility Solution

 

In a previous blog, Deepak Patil discussed the theory and operations behind using data streaming to provide network visibility and analytics. Here, we’ll detail a concrete example of how you can build a complete solution (illustrated in this video) using SLX products and two collectors configured in Splunk Enterprise. The plugins to Splunk Enterprise can be found in this GitHub link so you can evaluate the effort involved, or implement it in your own lab.   

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Components of Intent-Based Networking

by asardell ‎05-20-2017 09:45 AM - edited ‎05-24-2017 05:07 PM (6,928 Views)

This is Part I of a Two-Part Series, where we discuss the components and attributes of intent-based networking, including the capabilities for visibility, monitoring, and programmability from the Infrastucture. In Part II, we’ll detail several use cases for intent-based networking.

 

Thanks to Brocade Product Managers for the core concepts in this article. The material was presented by Ravi Rao at a Silicon Valley Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum Held at Stanford University this past May 6.

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What’s Good for the Business is Good for the Network

by asardell ‎05-08-2017 02:24 PM - edited ‎05-08-2017 10:33 PM (8,628 Views)

Boosting Agility with Visibility and Analytics

 

Networks, like all of IT, are beholden to business policies (intent) as well as to the state of the infrastructure (inventory, traffic, topology) at the time that changes are made.  Both of these categories are crucial, and are taken into account with pervasive visibility, relevant analytics and cross-domain, workflow-based automation. 

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Announcing the 2.0 Release of Flow Optimizer

by asardell ‎04-24-2017 08:56 AM - edited ‎04-26-2017 04:46 PM (5,321 Views)

IP Blacklisting, Workflow Composer Integration, and New Platforms


Brocade Flow Optimizer (BFO) 2.0 is now available. This is the first release that incorporates Workflow Composer, and it continues the progression of supporting new platforms, as well as new visibility options and match actions.

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The Questions We Ask of Networks

by asardell ‎03-27-2017 06:33 AM - edited ‎03-27-2017 06:39 AM (5,160 Views)

From Visibility to Collection, and on to Intelligent Automation

 

Even the first small steps you take towards collecting, collating and automating based on network-provided information lead to operational improvements. I’ll explain why here. 

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Unified Visibility Across the IT Stack

by yhasan ‎01-24-2017 10:56 AM - edited ‎01-26-2017 02:43 PM (5,689 Views)

How do I get end-to-end visibility across my IT stack?

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