Tagged With Intent Based Networking

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I recently attended a press and analyst summit run by UK events company NetEvents. The event, held in San Jose this year, introduced me to a few companies I’d not come across before that offer interesting products and services. Here are five I think are worth keeping an eye on.

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The way we construct our digital infrastructure has changed substantially. Virtualisation heralded a shift that lead businesses to the cloud and we now are in the era of containerisation and the ability to scale in and out to dynamically meet the needs of businesses. The next phase of that shift will be intent-based networking, where network managers will define the preferred state of their network and use automation and machine learning to keep the network operating in that state.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.