27 April 2018
Manchester Central Convention Complex
Europe/London timezone

Event-driven network automation and orchestration

27 Apr 2018, 10:30
Charter 1, 2 & 3 (Manchester Central Convention Complex)

Charter 1, 2 & 3

Manchester Central Convention Complex

Petersfield Manchester M2 3GX
Main Session


Mr Mircea Ulinic (Cloudflare) Tom Strickx (Cloudflare)


One of the major challenges in networking is the diversity, in terms of data representation, which is often vendor-specific. Vendors APIs are inconsistent and incomplete, some mainstreams platforms are closed, and custom software is not allowed on your device. By combining Salt proxy minions, with third party libraries such as NAPALM, which presents the data in a vendor-agnostic shape, we are able to leverage the DevOps methodologies in networking. NAPALM support is now integrated in the official Salt releases, beginning with Carbon and improved in Nitrogen. Beyond cross-vendor configuration management, reaction to internal and external network events becomes easy and there are no orchestration boundaries.
May we webcast and record the talk? Yes
Talk Duration 30 minutes
May we publish the slides on our website? Yes

Primary author

Mr Mircea Ulinic (Cloudflare)

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