Michael Bushong has penned an interesting blog post with some views on how vendors are struggling with automation and workflow (which I would name orchestration). He highlights that workflows are key aspect of automation but that identifying the right workflows is proving difficult.
Here is the problem. While we frequently bemoan the quality of complex networking gear, it’s not like it’s dropping from the sky daily in most environments. If it was, the network engineers who complain most about troubleshooting issues wouldn’t have jobs.
No, instead it breaks intermittently. And in fantastically obtuse and difficult to predict ways. The things that vendors think are corner cases have a wonderful way of becoming reality in production environments. But it isn’t that it is breaking for everyone. No, it’s breaking for just the one unlucky operator who is dealing with the issue that day.
Workflow ubiquity: why vendors are so bad at enabl… – J-Net Community : https://forums.juniper.net/t5/var-blog/Workflow-ubiquity-why-vendors-are-so-bad-at-enabling-automation/ba-p/306268