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Brocade launches network automation platform

The new systems introduces a workflow-centric approach towards tackling network automation and realising business agility within IT operations.

Brocade launches network automation platform
Sakhnini: “The lack of network automation and the inability of the network to align with IT operations and tool chains today is the single biggest inhibitor to an organisation’s ability to capitalise on digitalisation.”

Brocade, a networking technology provider, has announced the launch of Brocade Workflow Composer, a novel server-based Network automation platform.

Following the acquisition of event-driven automation software Stackstrom, Brocade Workflow Composer introduces a number of concepts and technologies to network automation, designed to enhance the business' IT capabilities.

Built on an open and microservices-based framework, the new platform incorporates StackStorm and open source technologies, as well as DevOps methodologies.

Commenting on the recent launch, Yarob Sakhnini, regional director MEMA at Brocade said: "The lack of network automation and the inability of the network to align with IT operations and tool chains today is the single biggest inhibitor to an organisation's ability to capitalise on digitalisation."

He added: "Brocade Workflow Composer is a unique network automation platform designed to address these requirements, enabling cross-domain workflows to bridge silos and enabling split-second, cross-domain automation to improve business agility."

Features of the new platform include software-driven lifecycle management, which enables automation all the way from initial provisioning, to troubleshooting and auto-remediation.

Brocade Workflow Composer supports cross-domain integration with platforms and applications, such as Linux, Windows, ChatOps, FireEye, and OpenStack. It also features turnkey, customisable network workflow automation, which is supported in multivendor network environments.

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