Automated infrastructure management: the Fact File

Automated infrastructure management (AIM): the need to do more with less

Do you know how many switch ports you have currently available?

Can you locate any specific device in your network anytime and from anywhere?

Can you solve a cabling alert from a remote site without having to actually go there?

Do you know which outlets the laptops of your colleagues are physically plugged into?

If you want to learn more about how the automation wave has been changing cabling management and is now moving into using robotics and augmented reality, keep reading.

As the business and technology world continues to evolve, networking infrastructure just keeps improving. We have no choice. We have to connect more people at higher speed in more places than ever before.

As the performance of the network increases, though, so does its complexity. Heavily meshed leaf-spine architecture and point-to-multipoint connections make the orderly management and supervision of these networks difficult. On top of that, space is increasingly at a premium—giving us higher densities of ports on shelves, and an increase in the chance of human errors.

Oh, and as for the humans themselves, they are thinner in number and under more pressure than ever.

Fortunately, the network managers have automated infrastructure management (AIM) systems to support them, and this game-changing technology is described in greater detail in this fact file.

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The need for AIM

Applications of AIM

The technology behind AIM

The future of AIM

Resources and case studies

How Automated Infrastructure Management is showing its human side

AIM is not only about software-driven automation, it helps make people operate more effecitively too.


Additional resources