Intent-based networking or IBN applies deep intelligence and intended state insights to networking. These insights replace the need to manually configure the network. In general terms, the administrators can send a request with desired outcomes or intent to the network instead of coding individual tasks manually. The network’s software understands the intent and decides on the steps that need to be taken based on AI and Machine Learning.
IBN has some advantages over traditional and software-based networking which makes it an ideal choice for organizations. Following are some reasons why organizations need IBN:
Reduction In Manual Tasks: In the case of traditional networking, the administrator has to manually reconfigure every task with changing business needs. However, in the case of IBN, the administrator feeds the business needs to the network and the network analyzes these needs, verifies if a change in configuration will solve the need, suggests configuration options, and makes the required changes.
Faster Troubleshooting And Resolution: An intent-based networking system keeps on monitoring itself regularly. This helps in identifying any issues as soon as they arise. Also, IBN has the capability to repair itself without any human intervention using Machine Learning to find suitable solutions.
Reduced Risk Of Non-Compliance: Since the intent-based network is constantly monitoring and repairing itself, it ensures that the system is always in compliance with any policies set by the administrator.
Better Security: Looking for security threats is a part of regular monitoring conducted by an intent-based network. It monitors encrypted traffic as well to be aware of any possible threat. This results in immediate identification and containment of any security breaches to ensure data and network security of the organization.
Optimized Analytics: Understanding network performance is essential for making efficient decisions and predicting network outcomes for minimal risk. IBN regularly collects data about itself which can be used to deduce important information about network performance.
Rapid Implementation Of Business Goals Into Network Configurations: The main advantage of using intent-based networking is that it readily modifies the network configuration as per high-level business goals. The administrator can easily choose from vetted configuration options suggested by IBN saving the time needed for manual planning, testing, and configuration. Faster implementation of business goals into network configuration results in higher ROI.
For more information on Intent-Based Networking and why organizations need IBN, contact Centex Technologies at (254) 213 – 4740.