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Palo Alto Networks to Buy CloudGenix for $420M
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4/23/2020 | 9:59:36 AM
Goodbye to CloudGenics and hello to PaloAlto's Network Automation Platform
I do think this is the way to go, PaloAlto has created a network they intend to utilize  which offers services ranging from network creation, management, and network control. They are looking to control the highway to create a clean environment the same way Google is.

I have been a proponent of PaloAlto Networks since their inception using AppID and controlling the application, I think this goes right inline with the ability to create networks (as long as the network is consistent - good data in, good data out, this is where CloudGenix comes into play, they use YAML files to create automated SDNs and Physical networks).

I do think with PaloAlto's R&D team, they could improve this CloudGenix process because it looks like it is not polished, more from a DevOps perspective. I did see from the video (CloudGenix, the admin where the admin had to make changes and create variables in the YAML file "type: {switch}"; the application should have done this,  hopefully they can move this process to the next level.

SD-WAN: Secure, High-Performance, Simple | PaloGuard.com

It is an interesting time.

Todd


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