Itential Unveils SaaS-based Cloud-Native Network Automation Platform

Itential has announced the general availability of its cloud-native network automation solution, the Itential Automation Platform. Designed to help reduce the operational burden for enterprises and accelerate network automation initiatives, the Itential Automation Platform is a fully managed network services offering.

Photo Chris Wade, CTO of Itential
“The cloud-native Itential Automation Platform can now provide customers with push-button deployments of our products,” said Chris Wade, CTO of Itential.

By extending the capabilities of its platform to a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business model, Itential makes it easier for enterprises to maintain network compliance, reduce manual operations, and simplify network management associated with automating physical and cloud network infrastructure.

“The networking market is clearly moving toward a software-driven environment that leverages Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), which Itential understood very early in the game,” said Scott Raynovich, Chief Research Officer at Futuriom Research. “Itential’s launch of its SaaS-based offering to automate and integrate networking capabilities is an exciting demonstration of leadership and makes cloud networking and network automation more user-friendly for enterprises.”

The Itential Automation Platform provides a low-code interface that enables network teams to simplify and accelerate network operations, configuration management, and compliance automation. Now available as a SaaS offering, additional benefits include easy extensibility and consumption for enterprise organizations, a decreased total cost of ownership (TCO), reduction in operational burden, and accelerated time to value.

Key enterprise features of the Itential Automation Platform include:

  • Automated configuration and compliance for hybrid, multi-cloud networks
  • Out of the box integrations with hundreds of IT systems such as Infoblox, ServiceNow, Jira, Splunk, et cetera
  • Pre-Built Automations for top enterprise use cases such as software upgrades, device onboarding, golden configuration compliance, and automated remediation
  • Low-code Automation Studio for rapid design and development of automated workflows

“As organizations continue to shift and expand their operations in the cloud, they realize the additional support needed to ensure their networks are operating at their best,” said Chris Wade, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Itential. “Properly analyzing this need, the cloud-native Itential Automation Platform can now provide customers with push-button deployments of our products, not only making it much easier to get up and running with network automation but helping to make it a priority for organizational growth.”

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Itential provides network automation software to organizations worldwide, from Fortune 500 companies and communications service providers, to enterprises of all sizes.