Manual change of any kind leads to errors, inconsistencies, poor practices, and oversights, ultimately resulting in compliance and security problems.
Network operation teams are forced to deal with constantly changing business demands, security mandates, and industry compliance requirements.
Additionally, development teams are moving faster with the prevalence of cloud, microservices, and DevOps technologies. They are increasingly leaning on security and network teams for quicker turnaround times to access required infrastructure.
With a proper automation platform, optimized workflows, and a DevOps culture in place, these burdens can be significantly reduced.