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New Alliance Combines NetBrain Automation with Cisco TAC Expertise

By Jason BaudreauJune 14, 2018

Cisco’s Connected Technical Assistance Center (TAC) has digitized its network engineers’ real-life troubleshooting experience into thousands of scripts which can be run anytime an issue comes up.

NetBrain and Cisco’s TAC program have teamed up to allow NetBrain users to access these scripts via API integration and leverage NetBrain automation to collect device data and create a Dynamic Network Map to visualize the diagnostic results.

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What Does Having a “Well-Documented” Network Really Mean Today?

By Alex Leemon July 16, 2018

Documenting a network is one of those IT practices that has been done manually since the early days of networking. The term “network documentation” conjures visions of diagrams and stacks…

Tackle Intermittent Problems with “Just in Time” Automation

By Steve Lamont July 11, 2018

If you’re like most network engineers, near the top of your list of Most Frustrating Tasks is trying to troubleshoot a problem that’s no longer in play. We’ve all been there:…

5 Hidden Challenges of Network Automation in the Age of SDN and Beyond

By Steve Lamont July 9, 2018

NetBrain founder and CEO Lingping Gao presented his Think Tank session, “Hidden Challenges of Network Automation in the SDN Age and Beyond,” at Cisco Live 2018 in Orlando. This post…

Network Troubleshooting: Using a Magnet to Find That Needle in a Haystack

By Steve Lamont July 9, 2018

According to recent Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) research, the average enterprise network management team spends 75% of its time troubleshooting problems. Specifically, they spend about 35% of their time firefighting…

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The Friday Five: SD-WAN, Security Threats and Hybrid Cloud Systems

By Steve Lamont July 6, 2018

Twice a month, we highlight five popular news stories from the world of networking, security and automation. Here are the top five stories from the last two weeks: Get the…

Integrate Automated Validation Into Your Existing Change Management Workflow

By Steve Lamont June 27, 2018

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes, turn and face the strange, ch-ch-changes…                                              …

Wish You Had Been Here: Postcards from CiscoLive 2018

By Steve Lamont June 22, 2018

Last week, thousands of people attended CiscoLive US in Orlando – the premier event for network professionals around the globe. It was five days of intense learning, making new connections…

The Friday Five: NFV, SDN and DevOps

By Steve Lamont June 21, 2018

Twice a month, we highlight five popular news stories from the world of networking, security and automation. Here are the top five stories from the last two weeks: Overcoming Visibility…

NetBrain Picks Up Where APM Leaves Off

By Steve Lamont June 14, 2018

Today’s application performance management (APM) tools have gotten really good at identifying problems really fast. The leaders of the APM pack now take the approach of monitoring things more holistically…

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