Recently, the university’s network team has averaged more than 200 hours monthly on change-tickets. Anuta Senior Product Manager Kiran Sirupa says the self-service capabilities within NCX reduce that time to 20 hours per month.
With NCX, the university’s IT team, which supports 60,000 students across 300 buildings, can rapidly design network services and publish them to self-service catalogs.
Five-year-old Anuta’s NCX, which was rolled out in January, is based on a YANG model-driven architecture. “YANG is the reason we are so flexible,” Sirupa says.
YANG is a data modeling language that sits on top of other protocols such as Netconf or a command-line interface (CLI) or OpenFlow. With YANG, other vendors can import their own YANG models, and it won’t require any new software from Anuta.