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Extending Intent-Based Networking to Edge

Intent-based networking represents a fundamental shift in the way networks are built and managed. Moving away from the manual, time-intensive methods by which networks are traditionally managed, these modern networks capture business intent and translate it into network policy. For the past few years, customers have been embracing this new way of networking across the campus and branch. Now, IT can work with operations to manage these environments. 

Intent-based networking delivers three major benefits for customers:

  • Scale: Cisco has simplified IoT deployment. IT teams can now leverage their expertise with familiar tools like Cisco DNA Center to scale in an automated, simplified way. Complex deployments that previously took months can now be completed in hours or even minutes. 
  • Flexibility: In many cases, the cost and effort of replacing IoT infrastructure can be prohibitive. A modular design, says Cisco, means its platforms are flexible and future-proofed. So, customers can easily upgrade to new technologies, like 5G, without replacing the networking infrastructure. The Cisco Industrial Routers are the industry’s first 5G-ready IPv6 deployable industrial routers.
  • Security: Cisco says it believes in a multi-layered security approach, where security in built into every layer of the IoT stack, from the networking hardware to the operating software and the edge computing apps. With the breadth of its security portfolio, Cisco provides a fully integrated security solution.
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