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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 10

Cisco DNA Infrastructure—Virtualization

The previous chapters focused on the hardware and software innovations that Cisco DNA offers: the flexibility of introducing new protocol and feature innovations into the Unified Access Data Plane (UADP) or the QuantumFlow Processor (QFP) as new technologies emerge, and the functional and operational consistency that Cisco IOS XE provides across all parts of the architecture, including switching and routing. This chapter adds another tool to the Cisco DNA toolbox—virtualization. It focuses on the virtualization of those functions that manipulate and forward packets—that is, on Cisco Network Function Virtualization (NFV)—instead of virtualizing application workloads. This chapter also discusses ...

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