As Communications Service Providers (CSPs) move more of their operations to the cloud, they increasingly run into networking challenges. With multiple clouds – private and public – it can be difficult to keep track of all the different components and manage them effectively. That’s where automation comes in. Automation can help businesses mitigate the challenges of multi-cloud networking.
Here are some of the key challenges posed by multi-cloud networking and how automation can help address them.
Managing Hybrid IT Infrastructure
As organizations strive to become digital businesses, they are looking to adopt new technologies that will help them optimize IT operations and improve agility. However, the challenge lies in integrating these new technologies with existing infrastructures, which can often be complex and siloed. Automation can help to smooth this transition by simplifying the previously relied upon manual processes while also bridging together the plethora of systems for easier management. By automating key tasks and providing a unified platform for managing hybrid IT environments, organizations can more easily adopt new technologies and realize the benefits of digital transformation.
Utilizing Cloud-Native Automation
With data and applications scattered across different clouds, managing and connecting all the different pieces can be difficult. Cloud-native automation can help to reduce complexity and ensure that networking infrastructure is always up-to-date. In addition, automation can help to prevent outages, improve security, and ensure compliance with cloud-based and on-premise device configurations. As a result, leveraging cloud-native automation can help enterprises mitigate some of the challenges associated with multi-cloud networking.
Ever-changing Value in Network Teams
As technology evolves, so too must the teams that work with it. Network teams are no exception – to keep up with the latest advances, they need to be able to adapt and change quickly. One way to do this is by automating tasks that machines can easily handle. This frees up time for engineers to focus on more complex challenges and ensures that routine tasks are carried out consistently and accurately. Additionally, automated systems can often provide insights that would be difficult for humans to spot. By harnessing the power of automation, network teams can evolve to meet future challenges.
The move to cloud-based networking infrastructure presents both challenges and opportunities for CSPs. Traditionally, businesses have built their networks, leveraging on-premises hardware and software solutions. However, with the rise of cloud computing, operators are increasingly turning to network-as-a-service (NaaS) providers for their networking needs. NaaS provides several advantages for service providers, including leveraging cloud infrastructure without building new networks themselves. In addition, NaaS can provide greater flexibility and scalability than traditional on-premises solutions. As businesses continue to move to the cloud, NaaS is likely to become an increasingly popular option for meeting networking needs.
Moving models and making improvements
Adopting a multi-cloud strategy can help organizations improve agility, optimize costs, and increase resilience. However, integrating multiple cloud environments can be complex and time-consuming. Automation can help streamline the process by automating repetitive tasks and providing a consistent way to manage multi-cloud environments. For example, automation can be used to provision and configure resources in multiple clouds, deploy applications across clouds, and monitor and manage resources in real-time. By automating the management of multi-cloud environments, network teams can focus on more strategic tasks and deliver greater value to the business.
No-code Cloud-native Automation is the Way Forward
As enterprises strive to transform digitally, they face networking challenges that can be complex and time-consuming to manage. These challenges include provisioning and configuring networks, ensuring network security, and managing network performance. Multi-cloud networking adds a layer of complexity, as organizations must carefully track and manage traffic across multiple cloud environments.
Automation can help address these challenges by significantly managing and automating repetitive tasks, providing visibility into network activity, and enforcing consistent policies across multiple environments. As a result, automation can help organizations optimize their network performance, reduce costs, and improve efficiency.
Automation is a superb approach to reducing errors and expenses associated with manual processes in the telecommunication industry. In terms of deployment, automation offers great flexibility and adaptability.
Symphonica, Intraway’s no-code, cloud-native orchestration and provisioning solution, has been designed to support the automation of tasks, meet aggressive time-to-market demands, and provide massive cost advantages over traditional and incumbent technologies.
Our unique Design Studio has been created to help CSPs automate business processes and workflow successfully. The network automation service offers multi-vendor support in a single resource order implementation. The solution also includes a graphical definition of commands, command flows, and provisioning logic per NE Type, vendor, model, and version. Other aspects of our Design Studio are graphical creation, modification, and deletion of resource orders, including its parameters and commands regarding its implementation. The unique solution also features graphical creation, modification, and deletion of service orders focusing on its characteristics, business logic, and resource order mapping. Other factors that make our Design Studio stand out are off-the-shelf resource orders, command catalog, and sandbox that allows you to test resource orders and service orders.
At Intraway, we have the know-how and necessary skills to prepare you for what is to come. If your organization is looking to move to the cloud, our team of experts will ensure a seamless transition into the next era of connectivity.