Do we really need network automation?

In my mind, especially after seeing how automation massively helped one of the largest global networks (Cloudflare - my current employer), I simply cannot conceive that a network can possibly run reliably without a form of automation. However, there still are plenty of examples of networks running (often with major... [Read More]

Network automation using Salt for large scale deployments

Very often I refer to Salt as one of the most suitable tools for managing large scale deployment - either servers or network devices, but not limited to. While on a server one can install the regular Minion directly, and there are already many well known success stories in the... [Read More]