What is the Hyperautomation Struggle?

A large portion of enterprise revenue is directly affected by the availability and security of IT infrastructure. This puts IT organizations under extreme pressure to ensure business continuity, accommodate growth, and help increase business value. But they struggle to solve one significant challenge: keeping operations running during economic recessions, natural disasters, or international conflicts, when physical access to sites is limited or outright prohibited. This challenge is exacerbated by an increase in distributed infrastructure, especially edge computing, which Gartner predicts will process 75% of enterprise…

Where did the Network Automation Blueprint come from?

If automation isn’t in your list of top three IT priorities, it should be. Many Fortune 500 organizations are recognizing the benefits automation brings to infrastructure availability and security. It keeps downtime at bay, which can cost $500k or more per hour according to Gartner. Automation also seals security gaps before a breach can occur, which IBM’s 2022 Cost of a Data Breach report shows costs an average of $4.54 million to rectify. Automation is so important now that Gartner has coined the term ‘hyperautomation’…

ONUG O&A Working Group Expands Charter and Renames to Hyperautomation Working Group

Since the O&A working group was started in the fall of 2019 a lot has changed. Digital transformation initiatives have been accelerated, largely due to the pandemic. The adoption of cloud computing and all things SaaS has dramatically increased within Enterprise IT. With the rise of Hybrid infrastructure and edge compute new holistic security challenges, and availability have become major pain points, especially when networks scale and IT talent is scarce.  Therefore the importance of automation has moved up into the top five most important…