One of my readers wondered whether it makes sense to attend my Building Network Automation Solution course even if they plan to deploy a $Vendor platform.
It depends, this time on how fast and how far you want to proceed with network automation. You could rely exclusively on a vendor-supplied platform, or build your own components when:
- You need a multi-vendor solution;
- You need functionality beyond what the $vendor provides;
- You have to do simple things that the $Vendor product cannot do;
- The humongous $Vendor platform is an overkill or way to expensive.
Also keep in mind that if you're buying a fixed functionality product you're limited to what it can do, if you're buying a platform (example: Cisco NSO) you'll have to do loads of customizations anyway.
If any of the above applies to your situation, then you might benefit from my Network Automation Online Course – register now.
I’m looking forward to spending some quality automation time with you in January 2017!