May 24, 2019

Intent-Based Verification Leading a New Wave of Network Automation

Most successful IBN deployments focus on the network verification process. Not only is it safe, it also can easily integrate into existing networks and workflows.

Intent-Based Networking (IBN) is one of the most significant IT trends in recent years and is widely considered the “next big thing” in networking. The IBN vision comes as a natural successor to Software-Defined Networking (SDN), with the goal of automating networking operations and better aligning networks with business goals or intent.

Gartner first coined the term IBN in 2017. As defined, IBN comprises of networking software that helps to plan, design, implement and operate networks that can improve network availability and agility. In practice, it boils down to two key capabilities: 1) configuration: the ability to translate high-level policy or intent to network configuration, and (2) verification: the ability to verify that the actual behavior matches the high-level intent... [READ MORE on NETWORK COMPUTING]

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February 6, 2023
Visit Stand E08 at Cisco Live EMEA

Let the Games Begin! Cisco Live Amsterdam has officially started, and we’re delighted to be here meeting with the best and brightest of the European networking community. Stop by to say hello, and play Forward Quest to learn how easy it is to put your people back in charge of the network and register to […]

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January 25, 2023
MSD Partners Leads Forward Networks $50M Series D Funding

Following 139% year-over-year growth, Forward Networks closed $50M in series D funding. The round was led by MSD Partners with support from new investors, Section 32, and Omega Venture Partners. Demonstrating ongoing support, existing investors Goldman Sachs Asset Management (Goldman Sachs), Threshold Ventures, A. Capital, and Andreessen Horowitz participated in the round. Since its last […]

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January 18, 2023
Forward Networks to Host Cloud Field Day 16

I don’t know which is more exciting: the fact that there’s no rain forecast for the next two weeks or that we’re hosting Cloud Field Day 16 at the Forward Networks headquarters in Santa Clara, CA. It’s a nice dose of synchronicity that we get a break in the rain to dry out and clean […]

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