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Cisco Digital Network Architecture: Intent-based Networking for the Enterprise, First Edition by Simone Arena, Matthias Falkner, David Zacks, Tim Szigeti

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Chapter 4

Introducing the Cisco Digital Network Architecture

Chapter 1, “Why Transform Your Business Digitally?,” and Chapter 2, “The Business Value of Cisco DNA,” provided the motivation to evolve the enterprise network architecture. They outlined why digitalization is transforming the business and how many enterprises are pursuing such a transformation. This chapter provides an initial introduction to Cisco Digital Network Architecture (Cisco DNA) in support of these digitalized business processes.

This chapter explains the following:

  • Requirements for Cisco DNA

  • Architectural principles

  • Overview of the Cisco DNA components

The sections that follow lay the foundation for the Cisco Digital Network Architecture for the remainder of the book, ...

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