Is ‘intent-based networking’ the next big thing?
Networking & Communications

Is ‘intent-based networking’ the next big thing?

The first thing that pops up when you type ‘intent-based networking’ into Google is a sponsored advert from Veriflow – labelling it ‘The Next Big Thing’ - but is this true? And if so, what might it mean for your business?

At last week’s NetEvents press and analyst summit in Silicon Valley the potential future of intent-based networking systems (IBNS) was discussed at length. This included insight from wide range of experts and vendors in the space – I’ve attempted to summarise (and simplify) the important points below.

 

What is intent-based networking?

Rajesh Ghai, research director of Telecom Network Infrastructure at IDC says IBNS boils down to “networking automation”. Or as Gartner put it in a report back in February: “In essence, IBNS provides networking middleware to replace intelligence that was previously only available from networking engineers/architects.”

 

To continue reading...


Please login or register to view your article. If you do not have or do not remember your password, please click on the “Forgotten your password?” link at the bottom.
If you do not yet have a password but are an existing user, please use the “Forgotten your password?

PREVIOUS ARTICLE

«China’s cryptocurrency clampdown: what next for digital-first businesses?

NEXT ARTICLE

Top five performance testing tools uncovered »
author_image
Kathryn Cave

Editor at IDG Connect

  • twt
  • twt
  • Mail

Add Your Comment

Recommended for You

silhouette

Everything you need to know about… Tech Careers

IDG Connect tackles the tech stories that matter to you

kathryn-cave

Blockchain For Dummies: What you really need to know

Kathryn Cave looks at the big trends in global tech

martin-veitch-thumbnail

What we know and don’t know about digital transformation

Martin Veitch's inside track on today’s tech trends

Most Recent Comments

Our Case Studies

IDG Connect delivers full creative solutions to meet all your demand generatlon needs. These cover the full scope of options, from customized content and lead delivery through to fully integrated campaigns.

images

Our Marketing Research

Our in-house analyst and editorial team create a range of insights for the global marketing community. These look at IT buying preferences, the latest soclal media trends and other zeitgeist topics.

images

Poll

Should companies have Bitcoins on hand in preparation for a Ransomware attack?