Apstra Offers Intent-Based Networking Taxonomy and Maturity Model

DAVID RAMEL | August 6, 2018

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Intent-based networking (IBN) pioneer Apstra has offered up a taxonomy and maturity model for the young, game-changing technology, described by many as the next big thing in the networking industry.The model seeks to objectively define maturity levels of IBN implementations, Apstra said, in order to help network operators evaluate solutions with a standardized approach that cuts through marketing hype.Marketing hype around IBN has grown since IBN burst onto the scene several years ago, pioneered by companies such as Apstra. Networking giant Cisco Systems last year announced that IBN would guide its future direction as it shifted from hardware-centric to software-driven networking, declaring it the company's "biggest innovation in the past decade." Research firms have jumped on the bandwagon also, with Gartner saying IBN promises to be "the next big thing on the networking horizon.

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