• 06/29/2017
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Intent-Based Networking, Explained

Learn about the hot concept in this video from network engineer Phil Gervasi.

With Cisco's launch of its "network intuitive" strategy, intent-based networking is grabbing a lot of headlines. The trend has been heating up for a while, but if all the hype has you scratching your head, this video from Phil Gervasi provides clarity. He discusses how intent-based networking aims to overcome the complexity of manual configuration of switches and routers, and goes beyond orchestration platforms by adding intelligence to the network.

Gervasi is a senior network engineer with extensive experience working with VARs. He also teaches networking and system management courses at a community college, and blogs at networkphil.


Let's hope it doesn't suffer from over-hype

Great video! As you stated, many products market themselves under the intent-based label, and I hope it doesn't dilute the original intent (pun intended!) of the concept. There needs to be a set of milestones where the tools evolve from micro-config, macro-config, orchestration, etc. all the way to the Star Trek vision you spoke about. Ultimately, it ought to be a closed loop that includes troubleshooting and reconfiguration?