NetBox is designed to be an Authoritative Network Source of Truth, providing a complete strategic picture across multiple aspects of network management. That strategic layer then acts as the backbone for layers of network automation and monitoring tools.
It’s worth noting that NetBox is designed to show the desired state of a network, not its operational state. As a source of truth for that desired state, NetBox is what network monitoring tools use as the basis of comparison to current reality.
NetBox is thriving as an open source tool, with over 11,000 GitHub stars, 1,800 forks, and a vibrant user community. NetBox is currently deployed on thousands of networks around the world, representing a diverse mix of use cases, market verticals, and places along the automation journey. The user base spans some of the world’s largest and most complex telecommunications networks to smaller networks of just a few devices.