The Real Intent Behind Intent Based Networking

Networking is one of the industries where every time a good idea comes around it doesn’t take long for that idea to get coopted and turned into something to sell products, often drastically changing the intent of the original idea. Today we’re going to try to roll back the clock a bit and discuss the original idea around Intent Based Networking. What is it? What does it mean for you? And how do products fit into the original intent.

Show Notes

  • Compare/contrast the original intent of Intent Based Networking with what it has been marketed as
  • Trajectory towards Intent Based Networks
    • Traditional models
    • Automation added
    • Orchestration added
    • Intent added
  • Three pillars of Intent Based Networking
    • Defining Intent
    • Fulfilling Intent
    • Assuring Intent
  • Gaps between the vision and current reality
  • Approach vs. Product – what’s the right way to think about Intent Based Networking
Daren Fulwell
Tony Efantis
Jordan Martin

Outro Music:
Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod (
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