September 26, 2019

Closing the Loop on Automation: Forward Networks + Ansible

In my previous ONUG 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 frighteningly dangerous without a proper safety guard. I explained what the Forward Networks Network Query Engine is and how it can help in building a rock solid network verification solution.

But now I’ll explain how customers can build a complete network automation and verification solution with Ansible and Forward Networks.

Ansible (by Red Hat) is a simple, powerful and agentless tool used by many customers to automate the deployment and configurations of applications, servers and network devices.

Forward Networks’ flagship platform, Forward Enterprise, documents, searches, verifies, and predicts the behavior of your network by creating an always-accurate software copy of your entire network infrastructure for both on-prem and cloud.

With available REST APIs, it easily integrates into existing network management workflow and tools.

Continue reading...

Read more about Forward

VISIT THE FORWARD BLOG

Subscribe to our blog!

RELATED FORWARD CONTENT 
January 25, 2023
MSD Partners Leads Forward Networks $50M Series D Funding

Following 139% year-over-year growth, Forward Networks closed $50M in series D funding. The round was led by MSD Partners with support from new investors, Section 32, and Omega Venture Partners. Demonstrating ongoing support, existing investors Goldman Sachs Asset Management (Goldman Sachs), Threshold Ventures, A. Capital, and Andreessen Horowitz participated in the round. Since its last […]

Read More
January 18, 2023
Forward Networks to Host Cloud Field Day 16

I don’t know which is more exciting: the fact that there’s no rain forecast for the next two weeks or that we’re hosting Cloud Field Day 16 at the Forward Networks headquarters in Santa Clara, CA. It’s a nice dose of synchronicity that we get a break in the rain to dry out and clean […]

Read More
January 11, 2023
How S&P Global Uses a Digital Twin to Deliver Business Value Faster

There are many ways a digital twin can make enterprise networks more secure, agile, and reliable. Actually, there are more ways than we envisioned when we came up with the technology and we’re constantly learning from our customers. Guru Ramamoorthy, VP, Global Head of Network Architecture, Engineering, & Operations at S&P Global, shared how his […]

Read More
crossmenu linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram