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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 12

Introduction to Cisco DNA Automation

The speed of change in application and compute technologies has increased rapidly in recent years through the use of controllers and DevOps models. New instances of applications are spun up in minutes as underlying compute platforms are scaled out on demand. However, network agility has not kept pace with IT agility and, as such, is often proving to be a gating constraint to innovation and time to market. IT departments are spending more than ever just to maintain their networks, leaving them little budget and few cycles (if any) to transform, thus perpetuating an ultimately self-defeating cycle.

This chapter explains the following:

  • The reason it is critical to automate network operations and the ...

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