Enterprises’ DIY data center network automation: key motivations, challenges and true costs of in house built automation
06 February 2023 | Research
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Data center network automation is a strategic imperative for every digital organization. This is driven by the need for running business-critical applications in a more reliable and efficient manner and accelerating digital transformation activities. However, the progress in automating data center networks has been limited to-date. The use of a fragmented set of in-house-built tools and solutions is prevalent and this current DIY-based approach to automation is not delivering the desired results.
Juniper Networks partnered with Analysys Mason on a study to gain a deeper understanding of DIY data center network automation activities in communications service providers (CSPs), enterprises and cloud service providers. We identified the key motivations and challenges, examined overall data center automation strategies and benchmarked the level of automation across key operational processes. This report focuses on the results from the enterprise segment.
The report showcases the key findings from the online survey of 47 enterprises and complementary deep-dive interviews with senior decision makers and data center network operations staff.
The report for communications service providers is available here.
The report for cloud providers is available here.
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