A radical shift in digital business technology is transforming business operations that will force leaders to revamp their traditional network operations to stay relevant and to adapt to future technology and process demands, such as DevOps, Internet of Things (IoT), agile, cloud and software-defined infrastructure.
Network 2.0 (NetOps 2.0) is the culmination of hiring and skill set training for more effective approaches to modern infrastructure. It enables new network automation platforms and network analytics platform to become a vital and strategic tool for the business, thereby delivering visibility and insight to the line of business.
NetOps 2.0 Transformation
Gartner has dubbed the current network operations team as Network 1.0 and predicts that less than 5% of the teams are equipped to handle this new network transformation. It also predicts that by 2020 only 30% will be able to fully realize their potential.
Ideally, NetOps 2.0 begins with identifying the right personnel through assessing individual strengths, weaknesses, motivations, and potential. They should be proficient in both network automation and network analytics:
- Adopt and Encourage a Process-Driven Culture
- Orchestrate the Application of Network Automation Technologies
- Interpret Business Impact of Network Automation and Requirements
- Take Advantage of Basic Network Scripting
- Translate Network Configuration Changes to Intent-Based Policy
- Utilize Network Analytics Data Proactively and Strategically
- Interpret Business Impact of Network Analytics Requirements
- Adopt a Proactive Problem Detection and Mitigation Approach
NetOps 2.0 help organizations achieve –
- Required agility and reduce complexity by building or retraining NetOps teams to embrace a process-driven culture, apply network automation technologies, translate business impact into network automation requirements, and translate network configuration changes to intent-based policy.
- Proactive network monitoring and optimization by building or retraining NetOps team to utilize network analytics data, to translate business impacts into network analytics requirements, adopt proactive problem detection and mitigation approaches, and translate SLA demands into performance optimization requirements.
Some of the most important evolving skill sets required to fully adopt network automation/ network analytics capabilities through NetOps 2.0 transformation initiative are as below:
- Ability to integrate automation via multiple tools – As networks move toward increasing programmability, hone skills in network abstraction and scripting.
- Business-driven – Enhance skills necessary to understand and move towards how the network can serve business demands.
- Knowledgebase for intent-based policies – Encourage network engineers who create knowledge bases for network policies.
- Automation-aligned – New automation technologies will need to be utilized, with skills required to create automation scripts and take advantage of increased network programmability.
- Proactive detection and mitigation – Skills will be required to leverage network data and new tools to process information proactively for problem mitigation.
Leverage GAVS’ Infrastructure expertise
GAVS’ Managed services include end-to-end infrastructure services such as network, that enable flexible support options as well as leveraging cloud & converged infrastructure with a robust governance. Our platform for NOC / Command center is driven by predictive analytics and automation platforms, seamless integration with existing monitoring tools, and intuitive dashboards. Our value proposition is reduction of alerts through predictive analytics, with 40% incidence automated through SMART tool-sets and provide multi-technology stack support.
GAVS’ platform for Network Operation Center (NOC) is a centralized location where IT personnel can directly support the efforts of remote infrastructure monitoring and management software. Businesses gain insight, control, and predictability over their IT infrastructure through our predictive analytics and cloud expertise. They can leverage our Zero Incident Framework™ (ZIF) and GCare (environment performance management) to achieve better performance and business goals.