Navigating network automation

The network automation challenge

Network automation is the process of automating the planning, configuring, testing, deployment and operations of networks in order to improve network efficiency and functionality.  

With the shift to cloud and the fast-moving landscape, organizations are becoming increasingly dependent on a network’s success. With organizations seeking speed, reliability and consistency in managing their workloads and applications, network automation can ultimately help reduce network downtime, lower costs and provide greater network insights.

To drive revenue growth, CSPs are looking to deliver new 5G and edge services. However, today’s service delivery processes are highly manual, siloed and time-consuming, driving up costs and risk, and slowing time to market. 

The ultimate goal is to enable organizations to become more agile and flexible in their journey to providing better and faster services to their customers.

The benefits of a hybrid platform approach for Telco

Speed time to market


faster delivery of new capabilities with a cloud native platform approach.

Improve service availability


reduction in unplanned downtime with close-loop service assurance.

Boost productivity


improvement in efficiency with a single hybrid multicloud solution.

Network automation solutions

Cloud built for telecommunications

IBM Cloud Pak® for Network Automation brings the benefits of cloud to the network – driving greater levels of automation from the core out to the edge.

5G and Edge accelerators

Automate lifecycle management of edge devices, applications, and servers. Optimize business operations in real time with in-depth network management insights.

AI modernization

Gain consistent access and governance of data by applying AI anywhere. Automate interactions with clients while improving the scalability of network operations, insights and skilled resources.

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