On the Relevance and Adoption of Network Automation

  • Bruno Klauser


Networking technology has seen a remarkably fast adoption and influenced many aspects of daily corporate and individual life. While the fundamentals concepts are crisp and clear, the rapidly added functionality within and around networks has led to a situation where overall system of a network and its operation are commonly perceived complex. In this chapter, the author provides a practitioner’s perspective and uses methodology from the fields of user-centered design to illustrate how at the same time human roles, operating models, and the socio-technical context have also rapidly evolved, so that the networking industry can be seen at a rather unique transformational stage. Common characteristics of today’s network automation adoptions as well as the role of network automation in these transitions are followed by a discussion of future work and open questions.


Network Automation Human Role Architectural Transformation Partial Snapshot Statistical Data Point 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cisco, Innovation Consulting Engineering EMEAWallisellenSwitzerland

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