Closing the Loop on Automation: Forward Networks + Ansible

Closing the Loop on Automation: Forward Networks + Ansible by Fabrizio Maccioni In my previous blog post Query Your Network like a Database, I talked about how companies are embracing Network Automation in order to become more agile. I described how Network Automation can be very powerful but…

Query Your Network like a Database

Query Your Network like a Database by Fabrizio Maccioni As companies are trying to become more agile to provide new services to their customers at a faster pace, more and more of them are embracing Network Automation in some shape or form. Network Automation can be very powerful, but it comes with…

What Do Boba Tea and Network Verification Have in Common?

What Do Boba Tea and Network Verification Have in Common? by Lisa Garvey Last week, Forward Networks presented at Networking Field Day 21. For two hours on a beautiful Thursday afternoon in Palo Alto, we hosted an esteemed group of network industry influencers, bloggers, and all-around experts. We…

Network Query Engine (NQE) with Postman

Network Query Engine (NQE) with Postman [VIDEO] by Fabrizio Maccioni If you are already a Network Query Engine (NQE) ninja, feel free to jump to the “NQE with Postman” section, otherwise, keep on reading. Network Query Engine (NQE) If you are familiar with the Forward Platform, you might already…

Introducing Partial Collection

Introducing Partial Collection [VIDEO] by Fabrizio Maccioni Every time I explain the Forward platform and what a Snapshot is, I know the next question I will be asked. I would start with something like "A Snapshot is a collection of the network devices’ running configuration and state at a specific…