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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 13

Device Programmability

A fully automated network is a lofty but challenging goal to realize with traditional interfaces and methods. Today the vast majority of network changes are performed manually. The mistakes and policy violations that are inherent to such manual processes are what lead to the majority of operational expenditures on network visibility and troubleshooting. Network engineers are simultaneously an organization’s greatest resource and its biggest source of risk. In contrast to the growth of rapid provisioning and configuration management in other areas of IT, the network has fallen behind. In an attempt to assist and accelerate adoption of network automation, attention must be given to not only the network controller ...

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