Roger Castillo

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Enterprise networks are growing increasingly complex. Over the past five years, the increased focus on unified security, network optimization, and application acceleration has resulted in an explosion of new technologies, specialty devices, and vendors. The proliferation of high-speed connectivity networks and logical overlay networks – all running over the same physical links – have made it all but impossible for network teams to maintain consistent security, access, audit and change control using manual processes and device-specific management tools. As a result, there has never been a greater need for automated network management. But most suppliers of management software are struggling to keep pace with the shifting composition of today’s multi-vendor, multi-dimensional enterprise networks. A new approach that pairs a vibrant open source commun... (more)

Open Source Network Configuration Management

Open source projects have had a significant impact in areas such as operating systems (Linux), databases (MySQL), web applications (Apache), and development tools (Eclipse). However, they have been slower in reaching other areas where open standards and community involvement can make an equally positive impact. Given the new focus on automation for enterprise network infrastructures, network inventory and configuration management is one such area ripe for hosting a vibrant open source community. Managing network inventory has been historically difficult due to the lack of config... (more)