This chapter examines one of Cisco’s newest and most exciting innovations in the area of enterprise networking—Software-Defined Access. SD-Access brings an entirely new way of building—even of thinking about and designing—the enterprise network. SD-Access embodies many of the key aspects of Cisco Digital Network Architecture, including such key attributes as automation, assurance, and integrated security capabilities.
However, to really appreciate what the SD-Access solution provides, we’ll first examine some of the key issues that confront enterprise network deployments today. The rest of the chapter presents the following:
Software-Defined Access as a fabric for the enterprise
Capabilities and benefits ...