Intent-Based Networking

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Intent-based networking (IBN) is a network management approach that leverages machine learning and artificial intelligence to automate the configuration and maintenance of a network infrastructure. IBN uses high-level policies and objectives to simplify network management, optimize network performance, and ensure security and compliance. This approach reduces human error, increases network agility, and provides a more reliable and scalable network infrastructure.

Generated by ChatGPT in February 2023 (proving GIGO principle)

Need a real-life overview of what Intent-Based Networking (IBN) is? Start with these blog posts:

When marketers discovered intent-based (like SDN a few years earlier) got a bad rap, they started telling us how declarative APIs are better than imperative ones:

Wonder what the drawbacks of are? We described a few of them:

We covered two products in this category in Software Gone Wild podcasts:

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