For many IT organizations, provision of new services comes from working in environments with manual processes and ad-hoc scripting. Because these IT organizations operate in silos, it takes several tickets between different teams to adequately communicate the necessary changes that must be made for the network to support application requirements. All of these aspects contribute to noncompliance and decreased productivity, eventually creating delays in application deployments.
Used by most organizations, the go-to process for many years has been to use a CLI or GUI approach to manage and maintain individual devices on the network. But, with the evolving and changing nature of networks — especially when you factor in increased complexity, and the need for faster delivery and response time for applications — this method needs to change, too.
DevOps tools, like Puppet, empower Fast IT by gathering several IT teams together and assuaging obstacles with automation. An automated approach gives IT professionals the ability to manage a large number of devices quickly and precisely. In doing this, IT teams are able to do more with less, and react faster to changing business needs.
In this DemoFriday, Cisco will highlight how the Puppet architecture can drastically streamline management and condense deployment times of Cisco Nexus Switches, bringing the benefits of DevOps to the network. The demo will also include:
- Zero touch installation of Puppet agent
- Automation of software packages
- VLAN assignments
- Network-wide policy distribution using Puppet
To learn more about how Cisco Nexus Series Switches and Puppet can make your network more efficient, join us on November 21st for the Cisco DemoFriday. Be sure to sign up so you don’t miss out!
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