NetOps Blog Article

In order for your Network to run smoothly and reliably, it should be customized and adjusted to your individual needs, and allow for fast and efficient service and changes. It’s for this reason that Profindis operates on the NetOps work model, where we automate Business-IT alignment processes through a responsive and programmable infrastructure.

But what does that mean? To understand how NetOps works and why it is so important, it is crucial to explain the DevOps work model first.

Traditional approach to Software Development

In a traditional approach to software development, customer requirements are turned into specifications which are then coded by a software developer. After weeks or months of programming, the completed software is passed over to the operations team for implementation. Due to discrepancies between the artificial development and the real product environments, the software moves between the development and operations team to be adjusted. This adjustment process is very time consuming, inefficient and cost-intensive.

Introducing the DevOps Work Model

DevOps stands for Development and Operations. It removes the barrier between the development and operations departments and integrates them into a dynamic team. Its aim is to facilitate and speed up the process of software development and implementation. It uses tools and techniques to automate infrastructure and workflows that continuously measure application performance, thereby increasing efficiency enormously. Instead of coding the whole software in the first place, with DevOps the code is divided into small segments. These small segments can usually be tested and deployed within hours or minutes instead of months. This makes DevOps more responsive to customer needs, and allows for faster innovation, better quality and more frequent releases.

What is NetOps?

NetOps stands for Networking and Operations. It uses the tools and techniques derived from the DevOps work model and applies them to IT-networks.

DevOps + Networking = NetOps

SDN / SD-WAN and NetOps

With the rise of Software Defined Networking (SDN), there is also an increased demand for faster software development in the area of networking. The programmability of network infrastructure has brought network engineers and software developers closer than ever. Thus, the communication between these two parties became essential. Both have to speak and understand the same language now, which is telematics.

That’s why NetOps plays a fundamental role now in order to keep networks agile and responsive to business requirements.

SDN / SD-WAN Products need Customizations

With the rise of Software Defined Networking (SDN), there is also an increased demand for faster software development in the area of networking. The programmability of network infrastructure has brought network engineers and software developers closer than ever. The communication between these two parties has become essential. Both are required to speak and understand the same language – known as telematics.

That is why NetOps plays a fundamental role in keeping networks agile and responsive to business requirements. SDN / SD-WAN manufacturers already offer very powerful and well-functioning products. However, these products are mainly designed to serve the global market with its diverse industries and are therefore standardized. Individual adaptations are necessary to address the respective industry and the needs and wishes of the customers. For manufacturers, it is impossible to adapt products to the individual requirements of every single customer.  Fort that reason, many companies seek out third party specialists that work on the orchestrator’s northbound APIs to support their SD-WAN customization process.

NetOps at Profindis

Our NetOps team consists of experienced network engineers that understand software development and software developers that understand network engineering. Our developers are telematics engineers and most are CCNP certified. In order to achieve the most effective results, both groups work in synergy.  We merge our 15 years of experience in networking and our skills in software development to offer you professional services all around your SDN / SD-WAN project.

SD-WAN Tools developed by Profindis:

  • Bandwidth Utilization Tool (BUT)
    The customer can set their own threshold and alerted when bandwidth utilization becomes critical for their business needs including application analysis.
  • Configuration Audit Tool (CAT) for Edge devices
    Compare configurations, find out and display differences.

Consulting and Support with your existing SD-WAN Solution:

  • Manufacturer Independent
  • Certified Cisco Partner
  • Certified Silver Peak Partner

Our Focus:

  • Automation, Programmability, Orchestration, Virtualization, APIs and Templates

Technologies:

  • Cisco, C++, Java, Spring, Python

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