Networking Perspectives

Trends, perspectives and insights on enterprise networking and automation.

A View from the Trenches: Support Engineer

By Paul CampbellFebruary 4, 2019

Sometimes we get lost in the ideation of lofty ideals and futuristic networking at a high level, especially in architecture and design conversations. However, no matter how advanced the technology…

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Promises Kept: NetBrain’s Investment in Customer Success

By Paul Campbell February 1, 2019

Having used NetBrain for nearly ten years, it is fair to say that I’ve seen many changes occur in the solution. The most important factor I like to bring to…

Infrastructure as Code, Proprietary OEM Automation, and NetBrain

By Paul Campbell January 22, 2019

Automation, orchestration, DevOps, scripting, and more dominate my social media feeds. Automation is the act of doing manual tasks in a repeatable fashion with the push of a button for…

Qapps . . . Qwhat, Qhow, Qwhy?

By Paul Campbell January 11, 2019

It seems everyone has their own brand of naming things these days. I get it, you must stand out and you don’t want to seem like a copycat. So, Qwhat…

Change Management Made Visual

By Paul Campbell January 2, 2019

If you’ve been in the industry for a while, one of the best things in your work life is change management. But one of the worst is probably also change…

8-1 Network Assessments

Consultative Assessments That Go Beyond the Norm

By Paul Campbell December 26, 2018

Entering the consultative realm has allowed me to take a look at many customer environments over the years. What I’ve learned is a simple fact: we all excuse things like…

Data Views & You: Our Customers’ Top 10.

By Chris Lopez December 21, 2018

Are you using 100% of your NetBrain? According to our client surveys, you might not be. There’s been an ongoing effort to reach out to customers and see what exactly…

Three Ways NetBrain Wowed Our Company

By Paul Campbell December 19, 2018

I remember my first exposure to NetBrain: oh cool, a map tool, so I don’t have to go insane dragging lines incessantly in Visio. However, during our proof of concept…

The Three Faces of Automation

By Chris Lopez December 11, 2018

People say they want automation in the same way I’d recommend improving your ‘language-ing’ if you’re traveling to a foreign country. It’s not a very precise description of what you…

What Network Documentation Is NOT

By Alex Leemon December 10, 2018

There are many reasons why we document our networks. For instance, we know that documentation helps with the execution of critical network tasks such as troubleshooting and software management. We…

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