Professional Sports Organization

Professional Sports Organization Invests in Network Automation to Transform Network Foundation

May 15, 2023

When the Senior Director of Network Infrastructure joined this PSO, it was clear that there was a need to transform how the current network was operated. With the number of network infrastructure projects planned over the next three to five years, investing in network automation immediately became a priority. “We needed to change the culture completely. There was no way any automation was going to help with the way the network was currently implemented,” said  the Senior Director of Network Infrastructure. With no authoritative inventory to base network automation on, and a single password used to access hundreds of legacy devices, this PSO began to evaluate solutions to improve operational efficiency and map out a foundation for network automation.


This PSO chose Network to Code to help build their network automation strategy and jump-start their deployment. Once Network to Code assessed where this PSO was on their network automation journey, and they could evaluate not only what this PSO needed in order to increase operational network efficiencies but could explain why the solutions were needed, the partnership was a clear choice. Solutions were assessed for the project, and a Source of Truth (SoT) was deployed, along with network automation using Ansible and self-service with ChatOps. “Network to Code listened to our needs as opposed to providing cookie-cutter solutions that may or may not apply,” said the Senior Director of Network Infrastructure.


This PSO will continue to make investments in the automation space. Now that they have the proper foundation, their automation possibilities are endless. “It is refreshing to know that Network to Code can step in should we find ourselves without the internal expertise that we’ve built over the past few years,” said the Senior Director of Network Infrastructure. They also stated, “I don’t even know of another company like theirs, they are so committed to, and deep in, network automation, it really was an easy decision.”

“Network to Code brings a level of expertise that is unmatched in the market. As our trusted advisor in the Network Automation space, we feel like they have seen it all and can properly advise us when we hit a roadblock on our way to network automation nirvana.”


NTC helped jump-start MBF’s Nautobot deployment and unlocked MBF’s ability to build an enterprise observability platform. In addition, MBF now understands how to build and run a completely containerized application stack and use Ansible to instantiate and manage the containers. MBF continues to refine some of the existing features and is looking to add system capacity. Nautobot will remain the primary user interface for inventory and automation self-service capability, and they will continue to develop new applications in Nautobot and maintain the entire app stack.


Network to Code is a network automation services and solutions provider that helps companies transform the way their networks are deployed, managed, and consumed. Through managed and professional services, Network to Code enables enterprises across all industries and geographies to deploy data-driven network automation based on NetDevOps principles to improve reliability, efficiency, and security while reducing costs.

NTC is the sponsor of Nautobot, an open source Network Source of Truth and Network Automation Platform with a growing ecosystem of integrations and partners. Nautobot is the leading Network Source of Truth for Enterprises looking to adopt a data-driven approach to network automation and a platform that complements any network automation journey.

“The partnership with Network to Code was the catalyst we needed to get network automation off the ground.”

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