Part II: Transforming to an Intent-Based Network

As is made clear in the chapters in Part I, the way campus networks are traditionally designed and managed need to change. Cisco DNA as an architecture with IBN as a viewpoint will be the end goal of any campus enterprise network in order to manage and cope with all the changes and dynamics. And for new network infrastructures, it is “relatively” easy to set up the network using new equipment and a DNA Center solution. This allows the enterprise to slowly adopt SDA and IBN.

But the reality is often much harsher than the ideal world. The reality is that often there is already an existing production network, which cannot be removed and replaced with a brand new network infrastructure while the enterprise ...

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