Intent-Based Networking

“IBN must make network infrastructure simple, agile, reliable in the presence of constant change, not only change in business rules, but also change in network operating state.”

Sasha Ratkovic
Founder and CTO of Apstra

Sasha Ratkovic explains Intent-Based Networking

What Is Intent-Based Networking?

“At the highest level, intent is a declarative specification of the desired outcome. And the desired outcome is complete automation of the whole network service lifecycle, which consists of the following phases: design, build, deploy, validate.”

“Intent-Based Networking: What Is It?”
By Sasha Ratkovic

Simplify and speed up your everyday network operations

Intent-Based Networking Taxonomy Model

As organizations look to adopt self-operating or self-healing networks, IBN becomes an attractive solution. To cut through the IBN noise and determine the sophistication of solutions available in the market, this chart breaks down the levels of automation in network infrastructure. Customers can map IBN solutions to these IBN maturity levels. Click on each one for more detail.
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Intent-Based Analytics Taxonomy Model

Take a deeper dive into the four levels of classification. Check out Sasha Ratkovic’s “Intent-Based Networking Taxonomy” blog.

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Apstra Sets the Standard for Intent-Based Networking

Networking thought leaders agree that Intent-Based Networking (IBN) is the next big thing in networking infrastructure. But when it comes to defining exactly what IBN is, opinions diverge. As a pioneer in the Intent-Based Networking space, Apstra is stepping up to clarify the meaning of this important new technology.

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The Dirty Truth about Intent-Washing

“Many companies have announced intent-based initiatives or products. They are using the language and the surrounding ideas to talk about existing products that simply were not designed from the ground up with Intent as a guiding light. ”

“The Dirty Truth about Intent Washing”