Intent-based networking is hard to explain. Maybe Two Beers can help.
The arrival of Cisco’s Campus SDN strategy at Cisco Live means that “Intent-Based Networking” is top of the list to talk about. Derick Winkworth (a.k.a Cloud Toad) has been doing ‘intent’ at Apstra for a quite some time, and likes a beer, so we attempted to make sense of the concept while in Las Vegas for Cisco Live US.
What I learned from this video is that explaining “intent networking” is difficult. Seriously difficult. I think I’m going to spend more time thinking of better ways to explain a group of technologies that has many parts.
Sorry for the video quality but the lighting inside Las Vegas casinos is not good for video.
You can also watch this conversation on YouTube.