Recession No Barrier to Adoption of Network Automation Tools

February, 2009


For many organizations the counts of routers, switches, and other network devices number in the thousands. Manual deployment is labor-intensive, costly, error-prone, and difficult to manage. In this study, we examine adoption trends for network support automation tools by organization size and sector. We also break down the key functions that network automation tools provide, as defined by the leading network management software vendors. (6 pp., 5 figs.)
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