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22 03, 2019

How Enterprises Can Prepare for the Intent-Based Network

By |2019-04-02T21:09:57+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Categories: DNA Center, IBN, intent-based networking, Security Solutions|Tags: |

Intent-based networking, or IBN, is positioned to redefine how enterprises manage their IT infrastructure. With the explosion in the number of mobile and IoT devices, video, streaming and SaaS applications, network intents such as identities, segmentation rules, and security policies require continuous adjustments. Today, this is mostly done manually, and often [...]

22 03, 2019

How Can Network Automation Be Improved With SDN

By |2019-03-25T14:50:37+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Automation, Network Security, SDN, Software-Defined Networking|Tags: |

As networks are quickly transforming into platforms for agile applications and analytics, IT leaders are challenged to achieve greater efficiencies through network automation. Traditionally, network automation involved simple scripts embedded in device configurations to handle repetitive tasks. For the most part, network provisioning and configurations were manually performed. The manual processes [...]

16 03, 2019

How Cisco ACI and Cisco DNA Center Work

By |2019-03-18T03:39:49+00:00March 16th, 2019|Categories: Application-Centric Infrastructure (ACI), DNA Center, IBN, intent-based networking|Tags: , |

The move to virtualize enterprise networks began several years ago. Because the work is complex, Cisco, the industry’s leading network equipment supplier, delivered a variety of solutions. Two key elements are Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), the centerpiece in its Software-Defined Network (SDN) story, and Cisco Digital Network Architecture (Cisco DNA) [...]

8 03, 2019

Build a Next Gen Network with SDN and IBN

By |2019-03-22T23:12:55+00:00March 8th, 2019|Categories: Application-Centric Infrastructure (ACI), DNA Center, Intent-Based Network, intent-based networking, SD-WAN, Software-Defined Networking|Tags: |

Historically, configuring network switches, firewalls and other infrastructure components was a slow, largely manually process. Generally, a network operator entered configuration changes through the Command Line Interface for each piece of equipment.  The old-fashioned approach was inflexible, the installation process was time-consuming, and the deployments were error-prone. […]

28 01, 2019

Intent-Based Networking for Enterprises

By |2019-03-05T13:03:23+00:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: DNA Center, Intent-Based Network, intent-based networking|Tags: |

More than 1,000 large enterprises will be using intent-based networking systems by 2020, according to a report by Gartner. Intent-based networking (IBN) is the biggest advancement in networking since ethernet switching. In the past 20 years, there has been no greater benefit to enterprises for networking than IBN. It allows firms to centrally manage network operations [...]

5 01, 2019

DNA Center Assurance: Network Troubleshooting Simplified

By |2019-03-05T13:02:54+00:00January 5th, 2019|Categories: Assurance, DNA Center, Network|Tags: |

Some enterprises take a reactive approach to network troubleshooting. They make network changes and then wait for users to point out the flaws and for support tickets to pile up. Progressive enterprises are taking a proactive approach to network health with DNA Center. […]

17 12, 2018

What DNA Center’s Open Source Can Do for You

By |2019-03-04T21:14:02+00:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: Automation, DNA Center, Intent-Based Network|Tags: |

When Cisco DNA Center’s open source Platform was announced earlier this year, it made waves throughout the industry. Opening up the Platform gives developers and third-party partners access to APIs, which businesses of all kinds are using for in-depth network analysis and enhanced results. […]

3 12, 2018

Cisco DNA Center FAQ: What Your Peers Are Asking

By |2019-03-04T21:14:11+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Categories: DNA Center, Software-Defined Networking|Tags: |

Enterprises are turning to Cisco DNA Center for its robust security features, time-saving tools for troubleshooting and provisioning, ease of endpoint management, and more. As enterprises integrate DNA Center, some have questions about integrating the technology into their current network infrastructure. Answering these key questions gives firms a better picture of the integration process and how [...]