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Aug 2017 - Market Note - Doc # US42930717

Intent-Based Networking in the Limelight with Cisco's Launch of Catalyst 9000 Series Ethernet Switches

Authors: Nolan Greene, Rohit Mehra

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This IDC Market Note discusses the recent announcement of Cisco of an overhaul of its enterprise campus Ethernet switch portfolio and its new intent-based networking strategy, called "The Network. Intuitive." Intent-based networking leverages machine learning, cognitive computing, and deep analytics capabilities to provide greater levels of programmability, automation, and security integration while reducing time spent on manual network configuration and management.

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