Network Automation Survival Guide Matt Gowarty – Sr. Product Marketing Manager 1 | © 2013 2014 Infoblox Inc. All Rights Reserved.

A Specialized Systems Integrator SOLUTIONS for Mobility, Networks, Labs & Data Centers  Leading products from trusted vendor partners combined with Empowered professional services  Addressing business challenges with technology  Fully integrated and supported for the long term  Privately held by the founders since 1998  70+ employees in 8 locations across Canada  ISO-9000 Quality Management  150+ active customers 1

Network Automation Survival Guide, October 2014 Copyright © 2014. Infoblox and Empowered Networks Inc.

Customer Segments Telecom Technology Financial

150+ Active Customers | Strategic Relationships Education Utilities Government 2

Network Automation Survival Guide, October 2014 Copyright © 2014. Infoblox and Empowered Networks Inc.

Empowered Focus Areas

3

Infrastructure Management

Project Portfolio Management

 Surveillance, Fault & Event, DCIM  Configuration Management & Compliance  DNS, DCHP, IPAM & Precision Timing

 Best-in-Class Solutions based on CA Clarity  Managed Services hosted in Canada  Consulting & Implementation Services

Network Monitoring

Security & Risk Management

 Capture & Analysis, Stream-to-Disk  Performance Management  Traffic Visibility, WAN Optimization

 Vulnerability Scanning, Penetration Testing  ESM & SIEM, Identity & Access  Network Forensics, Lawful Access

Testing & Test Automation

Managing & Scaling Mobility

 Performance, Scalability & Security Testing  100 Gig, Mobile Backhaul, 1588/PTP Sync  Lab & Test Automation

 Enterprise Mobility Management & Security  Service Management, User Self-Support  High Performance Wi-Fi & Troubleshooting

Network Automation Survival Guide, October 2014 Copyright © 2014. Infoblox and Empowered Networks Inc.

Introducing Matt Gowarty Empowered’s Trusted Partner for Network Automation & Control

Infoblox : Technology for Network Control VIRTUAL MACHINES

PRIVATE CLOUD

APPLICATIONS

NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE

CONTROL PLANE

APPS & END-POINTS

END POINTS

Infrastructure Security

Historical / Real-time Reporting & Control Infoblox GridTM w/ Real-time Network Database

FIREWALLS

2 | © 2013 2014 Infoblox Inc. All Rights Reserved.

SWITCHES

ROUTERS

WEB PROXY

LOAD BALANCERS

Complexity Outpacing Resources Tasks   

Quantity/Size



Discovery and network analysis Reduce risk & ensure compliance Increase productivity & network availability Shorten time to deploy services

Network Scale & Complexity

 

Network Infrastructure Demands

 

More complex work Increased expectations Menial tasks Distracted focus

Network Management Resources

Time 3

3 | © 2013 2014 Infoblox Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Network Automation Survival Guide

4 | © 2013 2014 Infoblox Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Tip 1 – Know Where the Hazards Are

Would you run through the woods blindfolded?

5 | © 2013 2014 Infoblox Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Reduce Manual Time and Steps Layer 2 and 3 multi-vendor network auto-discovery

AUTO-DISCOVER MULTI-VENDOR DEVICES FASTER AND IDENTIFY NEW DEVICES 6

© 2014 Infoblox Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Reduce Manual Time and Steps Device, network constructs and topology views

ENSURE CORRECT INFORMATION WITH UP-TO-DATE LAYER 2 PHYSICAL AND LAYER 3 LOGICAL DATA WITH MULTIPLE TOPOLOGY VIEWS 7

© 2013 Infoblox Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Tip 2 – Don’t Invite Trouble Would you ever leave out food scraps that could attract a hungry bear??

Does RSS Stand for Really Sporadic Sometimes?

9 | © 2013 2014 Infoblox Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Integration with Cisco SmartAdvisor Powerful reports with actionable data

REDUCE RISK BY PROACTIVELY TRACKING MAINTENANCE, PSIRTS, FIELD NOTICES, EOL/EOS AND IPV6 READINESS 10

© 2014 Infoblox Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Tip 3 – Avoid Over Provisioning Would you ever pack two tents for every camper?

Switch Capacity Planning Identify used, free and available ports

FIND OUT WHICH SWITCHES ARE RUNNING OUT OF CAPACITY OR RECLAIM AVAILABLE PORTS TO SAVE MONEY 12

© 2013 Infoblox Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Switch Capacity Planning Historical visibility for enhanced trending

PLAN BETTER WITH ACCURATE DATA BASED ON CUSTOMIZABLE ATTRIBUTES 13

© 2013 Infoblox Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Tip 4 – Document Your Route Would you ever head into the wilderness without a map?

Track and Document Changes Discover and archive configuration changes

AUTOMATICALLY DETECT, COLLECT AND ARCHIVE DEVICE CHANGES FOR BOTH PLANNED AND UNPLANNED CHANGES 15

© 2013 Infoblox Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Track and Document Changes Immediate views of current or past state

ANY CURRENT OR ARCHIVED CONFIGURATION OR TOPOLOGY IS A SINGLE CLICK AWAY 16

© 2013 Infoblox Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Tip 5 – Assemble the Right Team Would you get in a canoe if no one knew how to paddle?

Implement Changes Faster Build once, use forever

LEVERAGE EMBEDDED JOBS, BUILD CUSTOM SCRIPTS OR IMPORT EXISTING PERL SCRIPTS FOR COMMON UPDATES 18

© 2013 Infoblox Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Implement Changes Faster Provisioning ACL/rules

REDUCE TIME TO IMPLEMENT ACL AND RULES FOR NETWORK SECURITY DEVICES BY LEVERAGING MULTI-VENDOR EXPERTISE 19

© 2013 Infoblox Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Tip 6 – Don’t Go By the Way of the Dinosaur Are you the one person who thinks it’s cool to start a fire by rubbing sticks together instead of using a lighter?

Empower More Staff GUI-based tasks

SIMPLE GUI-BASED TASKS ALLOW TIER ONE HELP DESK STAFF TO COMPLETE COMMON TASKS CORRECTLY AND SECURELY 21

© 2013 Infoblox Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Empower More Staff User-based access rights

CUSTOM USERS, ROLES AND DEVICE DOMAINS EMPOWER MORE STAFF TO MANAGE CHANGE WHILE MAINTAINING CONTROL 22

© 2013 Infoblox Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Tip 7 – Don’t Assume Your “Gold Standards” Stay that Way Why doesn’t your tent fold up just like it did when you bought it?

Define Actionable Policies Leverage embedded or customize specific requirements

TAKE HIGH LEVEL COMPLIANCE OR SECURITY REQUIREMENTS AND CREATE ACTIONABLE NETWORK RULES AND POLICIES 24

© 2013 Infoblox Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Deploy Based on Individual Needs Track what you should, nothing else

IMPLEMENT SINGLE OR MULTIPLE POLICIES ACROSS A DEVICE GROUP AND ENSURE EACH DEVICE MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS 25

© 2013 Infoblox Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Provision Configurations Consistently Baseline Templates

DEFINE BEST-PRACTICE BASELINES TO ENSURE CONSISTENCY

26

© 2013 Infoblox Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Tip 8 – Don’t Think Your Compliance Officer is Your Arch Enemy Do you resent it if the pesky park ranger stops by just to “check in” on you?

Simplified View of Current Status Single view of multiple policies

EASILY IDENTIFY WHICH DEVICE GROUPS MAY BE VIOLATING ONE OR MORE DEFINED POLICIES 28

© 2013 Infoblox Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Single-Click Reports Shorten time and effort to prove success

EMBEDDED AND CUSTOMIZABLE REPORTS COLLECT, TABULATE AND PRESENT RESULTS IN A MATTER OF SECONDS 29

© 2013 Infoblox Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Tip 9 – Don’t Assume Green Lights Mean Everything is Perfect Just because the bushes aren’t rustling, does it mean there is not a mountain lion out there eyeing you up for tonight’s dinner?

Automatic Policy Monitoring Receive issues for any violation

THE POLICY MONITORING ENSURES YOUR DESIRED CONFIGURATION MATCHES YOUR AS IS CONFIGURATION 31

© 2013 Infoblox Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Identify Which Devices Have Violations Single click view from alert to impacted devices

SHORTEN TIME TO IDENTIFY IMPACTED DEVICES AND IMPLEMENT REMEDIATION ACTIONS 32

© 2013 Infoblox Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Tip 10 – Don’t Bring Your Shovel to Work

When you’re digging a latrine, do you always know where you should put it?

Simplified Search Quickly pinpoint customizable parameters

ENSURE CORRECT INFORMATION WITH UP-TO-DATE LAYER 2 PHYSICAL AND LAYER 3 LOGICAL DATA WITH MULTIPLE TOPOLOGY VIEWS 34

© 2013 Infoblox Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Reduce Manual Time and Steps Automatically identify problem areas

AUTOMATICALLY FIND KEY ATTRIBUTES SUCH AS UNUSED, OVERLAPPING OR DUPLICATE ACLS/RULES 35

© 2013 Infoblox Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Network Automation Survival Guide

The Power of Infoblox Network Automation

Cross Functional Enablement

Task Delegation

Network AutoDiscovery IP & Device Management

Infoblox Network Automation

Dynamic Provisioning Policy Enforcement & Audits 37

© 2013 Infoblox Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Dynamic IPAM Sync

Change & Config Automation

Benefits of Infoblox Network Automation

Reduce risk and provision services faster

38

© 2013 Infoblox Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Enforce a compliant and standard network

Improve staff efficiency via automation & delegation

Thank You

Empowered Services  Consultative Assessments  Technology Selection, Implementation and Integration  Process Transformation and Optimization  24x7 Bilingual Technical Support  Out-tasking/Out-sourcing  Test Lab Services

“Empowered’s commitment to training our technical team has been deep and ongoing for over 15 years. We never stop investing in our people, and our customers see that value.” Stephen Galbraith SVP Engineering and Technical Services

Committed | Experienced | Value-Add Network Automation Survival Guide, October 2014 Copyright © 2014. Infoblox and Empowered Networks Inc.

Why Customers Choose Empowered 1. Team With Deep Domain Knowledge 2. Best in Class Products and Partners 3. Business and Technology Focus 4. Holistic Approach 5. Results through Integration 6. Long Term Customer Commitment

www.empowered.ca Network Automation Survival Guide, October 2014 Copyright © 2014. Infoblox and Empowered Networks Inc.

Questions? Contact Empowered 1.877.325.1855 [email protected]

Network Automation Survival Guide, October 2014 Copyright © 2014. Infoblox and Empowered Networks Inc..