NetBox Labs Presents:
London - June 30, 2023
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Network Automation is hotter than ever, but we're missing real vendor neutral, practitioner focused events to bring the community together. We've been listening, and with the help of the NetBox community and the broader Network Automation ecosystem, we're making it happen with NetDevOps Days.
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You can expect a few more surprises in the coming days, but we're sure you'll agree that the line up looks incredible!
There is still room for more speakers. Want to speak at NetDevOps Days London? Submit your idea now before June 16th!
At a previous $dayjob I was brought on board a network engineering team to bring in some expertise in network automation. Along the way, I built a greenfield DC in the UK fully automated, just to watch manual config changes happen on day 2, and the code abandoned. I’ll discuss what I learned about making sure leaders are aligned on the business value of automation, and how I succeeded at the next major project, including why we chose Ansible and netbox as the core of the solution.
Challenges and successes from recent customer engagements, common themes, some predictions for future directions
In this presentation I'll explore my transformative journey in network automation over the past three years. Starting with my departure from a company lacking interest in automation and my subsequent entry into a new role with a visionary boss. Initially plagued by self-doubt and imposter syndrome, my perseverance led me to significant achievements. We implemented NetBox to manage a network inherited from multiple MSPs, paving the way for subsequent automation projects including automating core network deployments using Arista Validated Designs (AVD) and a Django-based firewall management tool called "Forge."
These tools allowed us to model firewall rules based on device grouping, streamlining configuration and deployment processes and empowering business units by creating a self-service application named "BUG" (Business Unit Generated Firewall Rules) which enabled developers to request firewall rules easily.This journey demonstrates the transformative power of network automation and how my journey can hopefully help others to overcome challenges and drive impactful change in their organization.
Network Automation continues to grow at a rapid pace enabling transformation for both organizations and individuals. In this session, the goal is to share general approaches and techniques for network automation covering everything build vs. buy, the importance of data and Source of Truth, and how to think about teams and career growth preparing for a fully automated network.
Networking teams are identifying the benefits of working collectively on automation initiatives. In this session, we will discuss an automation maturity model focused on the data, processes, and benefits that incorporate IaC and platform engineering concepts into your network automation journey.
LONAP is a not-for-profit, neutral Internet Exchange Point established in 1997 and based in London. With around 250 members, over 350 connected ports across 8 points of presence and peaks of 1Tbps (or 130Mpps) of traffic. We operate with 4 full time staff so rely on automation to be able to grow in members, ports and traffic year on year, while reducing our pricing. This presentation will give an introduction to us, our network and our tooling.
After teaching and interacting with thousands of eager network automation students and community members, I've noticed a few patterns. In this session I'll share what those are, and how you can learn from them to accelerate your network automation journey.
This talk explores the complex world of network automation from the viewpoint of MSPs, DCs, and ISPs. We'll decode the idea of Lego orchestration, compare imperative and declarative automation methods, and showcase how Netbox serves as our reliable Source of Truth (SoT).
A session around Kubernetes and Gateway API (Which is the evolution of Kubernetes networking) and how this is leading into new ways of automating on-prem and edge networks from the control plane to areas such as IPAM and routing.
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