Intent-based networking is a next-generation network operating model for software-defined data centers (SDDC) and cloud organizations. It empowers network operators to get beyond traditional box-by-box approaches of manual network configurations and complex operational workflows that are slow-to-implement and error prone.

In this recorded webinar, Chief Product Officer, Prashant Gandh, discusses how intent-based (human-friendly) networking, using Big Switch’s Big Cloud Fabric, eliminates  the complexity and time-consuming nature of provisioning, managing, and troubleshooting data center networks. Intent-based workflows enable users to identify and validate desired outcomes while ensuring automation, zero-touch and deep visibility so the network can operate at the speed of SDDC and Cloud. Key SDDC workflows, such as VM/container deployment and scale-out, network/server change management, and rapid end-to-end troubleshooting, are also be demoed, covering real-world use cases for VMware, Kubernetes/Docker, Hyper-converged and OpenStack/NFV workloads. Additional benefits of multi-fold OpEx improvement and up to 50% CapEx reduction will be presented.

In this webinar, we  discussed:

  • Big Question #1: What is intent-based networking and why does it matter?
  • Big Question #2: Why is intent-based networking key for SDDC and Cloud environments?
  • Big Question #3: How can Big Cloud Fabric enable intent-based networking today?
  • Demo: Intent-based workflows for VMware, OpenStack, and container orchestration environments.

The webinar is moderated by Angelique Medina, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Big Switch Networks and features Prashant Gandhi, Chief Product Officer, Big Switch Network as the main speaker.