Enterprise Network Automation: Emerging from the Dark Ages and Reaching Toward NetDevOps


Network automation remains an unsolved problem for enterprise IT organizations. New research from Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) found only 18% of network automation initiatives are a complete success. Vendors and open source communities have been tackling this problem for decades with countless innovations, but even today some network engineers prefer brittle and complex single-use scripts over building or buying a tool. What can we do to improve the situation?

EMA’s new market research report, “Enterprise Network Automation: Emerging from the Dark Ages and Reaching Toward NetDevOps,” explores this issue in-depth. Based on a survey of 354 network automation practitioners and one-on-one interviews with network automation experts from many of the world’s largest enterprises, this report explores the differences between successful and unsuccessful network automation strategies. 

Join EMA VP of Research Shamus McGillicuddy for a webinar that will provide highlights from this groundbreaking researching, including:

  • Why nine out of ten IT organizations rely on a mix of vendor solutions and do-it-yourself network automation tools
  • How network teams establish an authoritative network source of truth to drive effective network automation
  • How network teams validate network changes and monitor network compliance
    What pitfalls you should look out for on your own network automation journey 


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Shamus McGillicuddy, Vice President of Research, Network Management, EMA

Shamus McGillicuddy
Vice President