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Move at the Speed of Cloud – Automate Your Telco Network with Ansible

Leah McLean
February 15, 2018

As telecommunications companies modernize their networks and IT systems, they must navigate the challenges inherent with legacy systems. Modernization is more difficult when dealing with outdated virtualized network functions (VNFs) that rely on single server implementations on which all the services run and manually-intensive installations and upgrades.

Telcos need DevOps tools like Ansible, a general-purpose, open-source solution that automates software provisioning, configuration management and application deployment. It’s become a leading software automation choice for organizations, including telcos and service providers.

Our customers like Ansible because they can get up and running without the need for a dedicated system admin. Anyone can operate and manage an Ansible project.

Our service provider customers tell us that their main priorities include service automation and network transformation along with cost reduction and increased revenue.

For them, it’s all about automation, automation, automation!

It’s no secret that organizations, such as AT&T and others, are moving toward SDN, cloud and NFV as part of their strategy to transform their networks. Some of these companies are offering training programs for their network and telecom engineers to get them up to speed on modern tools like OpenStack, Ansible, Python, Jenkins and more.

The drive for modernization is fueled by the need to:

  1. Complete the work more quickly than ever
  2. Increase productivity and agility
  3. Move at the speed of cloud changes

Organizations want to get on the train; so, they’re not left behind.

In the video above, you’ll hear from A10’s Rob Justice, systems engineer director, and Fadi Hafez, senior systems engineer, about how A10 brings Ansible to life.

To check out A10’s work in Ansible, visit the GitHub community.

Leah McLean
February 15, 2018

About Leah McLean

A10 Networks Senior Manager of Strategic Alliance Partner Marketing, Leah McLean, has several years of experience building and managing marketing, public relations and communications programs. She's driven campaigns… Read More

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