January 20, 2022
Programmability and Automation Meetup: IP Fabric
In this session, Daren Fulwell from IP Fabric dug into the hows and whys of network assurance, then demonstrate how IP Fabric delivers for the network engineer.
We're all now on a journey towards the nirvana of a fully-automated self-driving network. Some of us may be just thinking about it, others may have tooled up and been building a NetDevOps culture in their organization. But there are some things that you just can't do without on that journey: full understanding of just what your network looks like from user to cloud instance at a point in time; a way of measuring if it is configured and behaving as you expect it to; and the ability to share that insight with everyone who needs or wants it.
IP Fabric is a plug-and-play Network Assurance platform that allows you to bring that insight to an enterprise network end-to-end. It automatically discovers and models the network, then runs the rule over the model to verify that it is behaving as you intend. It presents that as regularly updated interactive documentation through a web-based UI, and via REST API it provides the context that allows you to augment your existing processes and tooling ecosystem, and accelerate and enhance your automation efforts.