RESEARCH PAPER: HPE Delivers Simple And Flexible Network Automation At Scale

By Will Townsend, Patrick Moorhead - October 15, 2019

Network automation, much like artificial intelligence (AI), seems to be a topic of high interest among information technology (IT) professionals today. On the surface, automation is poised to deliver enterprise value for a number of reasons. Some of the advantages include faster application delivery to lines of business (LOBs), instantaneous network device provisioning, closed loop troubleshooting and remediation, and simplified policy management. Organizations, large and small, will likely proceed with caution in the short-term, automating mundane and less mission- critical operations as network administrators become more comfortable with the technology and tools. However, automation long-term will eliminate the dependency on key operations personnel’s “tribal” knowledge, as well as free up time for more value- added LOB support.

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Table Of Contents:

  • Executive Summary
  • HPE's Vision For Composable Fabric
  • Why Consider HPE Composable Fabric
  • Call To Action

Companies Cited

  • HPE
  • Plexxi
  • VMware
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Will Townsend manages the networking and security practices for Moor Insights & Strategy focused on carrier infrastructure providers, carrier services, enterprise networking and security. He brings over 30 years of technology industry experience in a variety of product, marketing, channel, business development and sales roles to his advisory position.

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Patrick founded the firm based on his real-world world technology experiences with the understanding of what he wasn’t getting from analysts and consultants. Ten years later, Patrick is ranked #1 among technology industry analysts in terms of “power” (ARInsights)  in “press citations” (Apollo Research). Moorhead is a contributor at Forbes and frequently appears on CNBC. He is a broad-based analyst covering a wide variety of topics including the cloud, enterprise SaaS, collaboration, client computing, and semiconductors. He has 30 years of experience including 15 years of executive experience at high tech companies (NCR, AT&T, Compaq, now HP, and AMD) leading strategy, product management, product marketing, and corporate marketing, including three industry board appointments.