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]