Hedge 193: Network Automation with the Network Automation Forum

Year after year network engineering media, vendors, and influencers talk about the importance of network automation—and yet according to surveys, most network operators still have not automated their network operations. In this episode of the Hedge, part 1 of 2, Chris Grundemann and Scott Robohn join the Hedge to give their ideas on why network automation isn’t happening, and how we can resolve the many blockers to automation.


To find out more about the Network Automation Forum and their upcoming meeting, check out their web site.



  1. Mark Seery on 6 September 2023 at 12:45 pm

    Hi Russ,

    Your comment about the quest for simpler TE: IP routing protocols automate topology/route discovery. It is already automated. Trying to impose another way of routing on top of that, is perhaps the source of friction.