Network automation software automates virtual and physical device configuration maintenance.
To qualify for inclusion in the Network Automation category, a product must:
Apstra Operating System (AOS) is a turnkey application for automating the lifecycle of data center leaf-spine network services. AOS works with your established vendor switch hardware (Cisco, Juniper, Arista, Mellanox) and your switch operating systems (NX-OS, Junos, EOS, Cumulus), brite-box (Dell EMC) or white-box hardware running a variety of switch operating systems including Cumulus and open alternatives (Microsoft SONiC, Dell EMC OpenSwitch OPX). AOS helps you automate your network as a single system, not as complex individual parts. AOS completely decouples your network design, implementation and operations from the physical (underlay) and virtual (overlay) network infrastructure, using whichever hardware and switch OS you choose.
BlueCat Gateway is an extensible platform that allows you to take complex, resource-intensive, automated tasks and build cleaner and lighter implementations while enabling a simple, self-service focused environment. Gateway provides a user-friendly, customizable web interface for simplified access to Address Manager with example workflows for common tasks, like creating blocks and setting workflow permissions. Using the BlueCat API, Gateway also allows you to create and share custom workflows of common Address Manager tasks in order to maximize efficiency of IPAM operations.
NetBrain Enterprise Suite automates critical network tasks, such as documentation, troubleshooting diagnoses and change verification, saving critical time and preventing costly network outages. NetBrain Enterprise Suite is highly scalable, leveraging one or more Workspace Servers to manage the data collected from the live network. Leveragine these servers you can schedule frequent benchmarks, which collects live data from the network and maintain a historical record which can be referenced during troubleshooting.