Verification in Forward Enterprise: Become “Absolutely Sure” of Your Network Intent

In Part 1 of this blog, I discussed the power of network verification compared to traditional network testing. Verification is the mathematical and logical analysis of your current network configurations and state to detect and highlight violations of your policies and intent. Verification can take you from being "Pretty Sure" your network is configured correctly, to being "Absolutely Sure" your intent is represented in the network.

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“Pretty Sure” Your Network is Behaving as Intended? It Could be Costing You Big Time

Pretty sure you have no config errors in your datacenter network? With today’s networks so intimately tied to business, each blip can cost many millions of dollars and become front-page news, as seen in the accompanying headlines. A surprisingly simple way out of this dilemma is network verification. With this new search, analysis and certification approach, it’s possible to analyze any network today in minutes, to quickly find and eradicate these potential risks.

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Moving Forward: Our New Sales VP Discusses the Opportunity at Hand

If you are reading this, you most likely know that I have recently joined Forward Networks to run Global Sales.  My first two weeks have been focused on reconnecting with many senior technology executives who are responsible for managing some of the world’s largest and most complex global networks.

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Seeking Truth in Networking: From Testing To Verification

Sharp network admins already verify the network in a variety of ways, right? Pings, traceroutes, and custom scripts verify expected connectivity. Link and CPU utilization monitoring programs verify normal operation. Maybe pushed configs are read back in to verify that the device accepted them.

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Network path not found?

You’ve probably heard about how hard it is to operate networks. The complexity of the devices, the diversity of protocols operating simultaneously, and the sheer size of the network are all well-known reasons for getting something wrong. As a result, network changes require stressful, carefully planned change windows to ensure the desired outcome, with no unintended consequences.

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