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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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Foreword

In the last 20 years, we’ve seen a new kind of business arise and grow: the digital native enterprise. Companies like Salesforce, Google, Amazon, Uber, eBay, and Airbnb have leveraged digitization as a disruptive force across a variety of industries. All of these companies rely on network connectivity for their businesses to flourish. For these companies, the network is the foundation of the business.

Fly by Wire

A reliance on the flow of data isn’t limited to digital native companies, however. Nearly every large business or enterprise today relies on continued connectivity among employees, partners, suppliers, customers, databases, and software services to operate.

United Airlines can’t put a plane in the air if there’s a network ...

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