Heavy Networking 675: Enabling Self-Service Automation & NetDevOps With Itential (Sponsored)

Today’s Heavy Networking podcast explores the concept of NetDevOps with sponsor Itential. The idea behind NetDevOps is to advance your network to the point where it’s self-service; that is, the network you operate can be consumed the way public cloud services are consumed. To safely provide self-service networking to your organization you have to know how users and business units interact with the network, how to test before and after a change, how ticketing and notification systems are updated, and how changes themselves are codified and pushed into the network. If you’re on this journey, you’ve probably got some combination of tool spread, co-workers that have come and gone (leaving their artisanal automation artifacts behind), and organizational silos that seem determined to keep what you’re doing separate from what everyone else in IT is doing. You’re not alone. Most network engineers trying to make automation a reality face the same hurdles. Today we talk with Itential on how to make automation practical to implement and operate, with the goal of getting to NetDevOps and self-service. Our guest is Itential co-founder & CTO Chris Wade. We cover: Itential as an automation & orchestration platform A working definition of NetDevOps How Itential helps integrate and operationalize your existing tools Blending DevOps and low-code tooling for automation Building workflow engines Exposing automations as self-service for end users to consume More Show Links: Itential.com/packetpushers The Power of an Integrated Network Ecosystem – Itential Driving NetOps Innovation: 3 Key Areas to Invest In – Itential Enabling NetDevOps Through CI/CD Pipeline Integration with Itential (Webinar) – Itential Webinar – The Shift Left Movement and what it Means for Networking – Itential Blog: Data Transformations – Itential Demo Videos: Cool Data Transformations in Action – Itential

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