The Role of a CoPilot – How is Managing a Network Like Flying a Plane?

Pilots have a lot to do while flying a plane. That is why the have a CoPilot; someone along for the ride that they can trust to help them and make their job a little easier. If a Pilot had to fly the plane themselves, they would likely get overwhelmed by the many screens, alerts, and systems that they are expected to maintain.

What Does the CoPilot Do?

The CoPilot sits with the Pilot and helps with preparing the aircraft, maintaining flight records, communicating ideas, reviewing aircraft performance, and responding to alerts. CoPilots are trained on the systems on the plane so that they are always prepared to help during an emergency or make recommendations on the best course of action.

Simply put, the job of a CoPilot is to be there to help the Pilot with the many different tasks that go into flying the plane.

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What Makes Network Management Similar to Flying a Plane?

There is a lot that goes into flying a plane that is similar to what goes into network management. Think of your IT team as the Pilot. They have to do a lot of similar jobs like being aware of the status of the plane, or network, communicate plans with air traffic control, or CIOs, and control the plane through takeoff and landing, or while configuring new devices.

So, if flying a plane and managing a network are so similar why doesn’t your IT team have a CoPilot?

With ExtremeCloud IQ CoPilot, they can!

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How is ExtremeCloud IQ CoPilot Similar to a CoPilot on a Plane?

Continuously Check the Condition of the Plane

CoPilot is constantly working in the background to help you understand what is happening in your network and to alert you of any anomalies that need to be addressed. This allows you to be proactive in mitigating threats to network performance to make sure users never experience downtime.

Keep Records of Navigation and Events During the Flight

Data is the key to making decisions, whether you are flying a plane or managing a network. When you have data, you can make smart, informed decisions based on patterns so that you can feel confident in your choices.

A CoPilot is responsible for keeping track of that data, and with ExtremeCloud IQ CoPilot you will have access to unlimited data, so you  have all the facts when it comes to making decisions.

Filter Out Noise and Identify Relevant Data to Help Make Informed Decisions

With access to unlimited data, sorting through information can be overwhelming. CoPilot organizes the data for you and shows you what is most relevant. This way you can spend less time trying to find the right information and more time implementing change or troubleshooting a network issue.

Make Clear Recommendations Based on The Knowledge They Have

ExtremeCloud IQ CoPilot is equipped with explainable machine learning that will make a recommendation for how to troubleshoot network issues to help you reduce your mean time to resolution. It takes the data that is most relevant and guides you through the troubleshooting process so you don’t have to waste time on trial and error.

Plan Flight Routes

Before the plane is able to takeoff, the Pilot and CoPilot have to work together to establish their planned flight route. They also have to be aware of alternative options in case they need to readjust while they are in the air. ExtremeCloud IQ CoPilot features digital twin technology so that you can establish your planned configurations by staging and validating in a sandbox environment before deploying to minimize disruption to the network’s performance.

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Every enterprise network needs a CoPilot, learn more about ExtremeCloud IQ CoPilot and how it can help your IT team simplify network management.

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