On an upcoming episode of the On-Premise IT Roundtable, we’ll be taking a deep dive into intent-based networking. In the meantime, Jason Edelman went into a deep dive on the idea of intent within a network, how it impacts desired state, and why IBN isn’t exactly a new idea.
I wrote about Forward Networks when they came out of stealth late last year. They’re on the forefront of the intent-based networking wave, using formal verification of a network in real time to model every possible location a packet can go on the network.
At launch, they had built search, verification, and predication tools. They just announced a new offering called Essentials to basically offer their search functionality in a freemium model.
Justin Cohen outlines what he’s heard from Cisco about efforts to bring down internal silos, and the unprecedented collaboration between units now happening within the company. In their Digital Network Architecture, Cisco is focusing on intent and context as the pillars of moving toward a more intuitive and holistic view of the network from a business perspective.
In this iteration of Gestalt Networking News:
– The On-Premise IT Roundtable talks to networking professionals on the challenges of career management
– Rich Stroffolino looks at VMware NSX
– Phil Gervasi breaks down intent-based networks
Plus, a walkthrough on setting up a CCIE lab!