One of the most prominent advantages of automated network management systems is reducing time and resources spent on network functions. Because time is money, automation can help you to improve your bottom line.
When functions are automated, time-consuming processes like application deployment get sped up significantly. Work hours—along with human error—can potentially be significantly reduced. According to Network World, in the typical data center, between 70% and 75% of failures are caused by human error. An automated network can help you to reduce downtime and improve performance, reliability and security.
Cost and resource savings aside, network automation allows organizations to gain critical insight from sophisticated network analysis. Data from multiple sources can be leveraged, such as user devices, routers, logs and configuration files.
Finally, automation provides the crucial elements of visibility and discovery. You can't manage what you can't see, and with network automation, you'll be able to find those access points, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, controllers, routers, switches and appliances that your IT staff might have overlooked. Remember, shadow IT still exists.