Intent-Based Networking: A Platform Designed for Change
The Radical Evolution of Networks: Networks are the essential infrastructure that delivers the power of data in all its forms to support our interconnected civilization. We are all utterly dependent on networks to connect business systems, employees, customers, citizens—well, basically everybody and everything. In just a few decades, networks have undergone a radical evolution to meet the changing needs of both computing—think massive data centers—and the ubiquitous connectivity for people and devices. Starting with simple hard-wired LANs for mainframe/minicomputer communication, the network evolved to WANs supporting distributed client/server applications. The sudden leap to the internet with multiclouds, IoT deployments, edge computing, and mobile app ecosystems is just the most recent radical change. There will be many more.
Read the blog post over at Cisco here.