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Enhance Operations Efficiency with Automation | NOS Webinar

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In many companies, a lot of network operations tasks are still manually coordinated; resulting in configuration errors that can cause critical issues. But the tools are out there – so why leave room for error and spend valuable resources on tasks that can be automated?

Learn how data insights can help you:
- Critical tools that can help your enhance your operational efficiency
- The role that automation plays in overall business outcomes
- How automation enables confidence in your business agility

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Enhance Operations Efficiency with Automation | NOS Webinar

  1. 1. #smarttalk 1© 2015 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Enhance Operations Efficiency with Automation Presented by: Tim Levad
  2. 2. #smarttalk 2© 2015 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. The Case for Automation of network downtime is due to human error
  3. 3. #smarttalk 3© 2015 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. March 26, 2015 Have you automated operational tasks?
  4. 4. #smarttalk 4© 2015 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. An Optimized Network is the Foundation for Business Innovation & Outcomes #smarttalk Security & Risk Operations Efficiency & Automation Analytics & Modeling Compliance & Change Management Architecture Strategy & Planning Operations Support & Lifecycle Management Six Areas You Need to Address
  5. 5. #smarttalk 5© 2015 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Operations Efficiency & Automation
  6. 6. #smarttalk 6© 2015 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Agenda Why is automation important to your network? When would you use automation?
  7. 7. #smarttalk 7© 2015 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Why is Automation Important? Time Savings Cost Reduction Better Results
  8. 8. #smarttalk 8© 2015 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. When to use Automation? Strained Resources Change & Compliance Management Network Monitoring & Performance
  9. 9. #smarttalk 9© 2015 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Automation Use Cases
  10. 10. #smarttalk 10© 2015 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Strained Resources Time Wasted on Repetitive Procedures Increasing Network Complexity Lack of Automation Tools High Risk of Failure
  11. 11. #smarttalk 11© 2015 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Change Management Change Measured in Days, Not Minutes Overdue Change Requests Reliant on Spreadsheets High Risk of Failure Inconsistent Implementation
  12. 12. #smarttalk 12© 2015 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Compliance Management Lack Expertise Audits Require a Task Force Pressure is Growing High Risk of Failure Demand for New Services Limited Visibility
  13. 13. #smarttalk 13© 2015 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Network Monitoring & Performance
  14. 14. #smarttalk 14© 2015 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Automating the Change Lifecycle Identify Configurations Out of Compliance A customer needed a better way to monitor and manage their 12,000+ Cisco devices. Manually applying configuration changes to an install base of this size was no easy task. They would lose track of configuration compliance.
  15. 15. #smarttalk 15© 2015 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Identifying Noncompliant Devices Using Cisco Network Optimization Service, they were able to monitor their network inventory, security advisories, and up-to-date configurations with ease.
  16. 16. #smarttalk 16© 2015 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Automating Updates Configuration Best Practice Report: They could apply high, medium and low risk values based on their software configuration rules
  17. 17. #smarttalk 17© 2015 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Validating Change After the changes were implemented, they could rerun the report to determine which issues were fixed and if any were missed.
  18. 18. #smarttalk 18© 2015 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Automating the Change Lifecycle 1. Establish your golden configuration 2. Identify devices out of compliance 3. Apply corrective change 4. Validate changes
  19. 19. #smarttalk 19© 2015 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Reasons for Automation Recap Strained Resources Change & Compliance Management Network Monitoring & Performance
  20. 20. #smarttalk 20© 2015 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Technical Leadership Professional Services Expertise Critical Tools Best Practices Cisco Network Optimization Service Provides your team with… …to help you run your network intelligently for optimal performance.
  21. 21. #smarttalk 21© 2015 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Next Steps Catalog your near & mid-term initiatives Assess your visibility into the effect of those changes Schedule a business alignment workshop
  22. 22. #smarttalk 22© 2015 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Resources Forrester Study:TheTotal Economic Impact of Cisco NOS Before & After Network Optimization Infographic
  23. 23. #smarttalk 23© 2015 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. ThankYou

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