Intent Based Networking and 3D Printing

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Intent based networking will drive the hyperscale applications of the future such as the Internet of Things, 3D Printing, Fintech Services, Streaming Media, Logistics and other areas…

Firms Welcome Cisco to Intent-Based Networking, So What’s That? For one thing: “the next big thing on the networking horizon.”

“Apstra has the only vendor-agnostic intent-based networking system generally available today,” claimed Karam. “In our experience, most customers have multiple vendors in their infrastructures, and want a vendor-independent operational model.”

The company provides the Apstra Operating System (AOS), which automates the lifecycle of network infrastructure and services, kicking into action various processes involved in fulfilling customer-declared statements of intent.

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3D Printers Could Help Build Tomorrow’s Massive Data Centers

It should come as no surprise, then, that the tech world has now applied 3-D printing to data centers, those massive computing warehouses that underpin the internet and the software services that drive our largest corporations. At its manufacturing plant in Chandler, Arizona, an outfit called IO is using a 3-D printer to prototype “data center modules,” enormously complex containers of computing equipment that can be pieced together – almost like giant Legos – to form much larger data center facilities.

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Intent-Based Networking Use Cases

As a team, you realize that you need a hardware-independent, vendor-inclusive, Intent-Based Networking System (IBNS) focused on the modern data center network as a first use case. You research the market and stumble on Apstra – no surprise, since Apstra pioneered Intent-Based Networking Systems and the concept of a Self-Operating Network; and that Apstra is the only production-ready vendor-independent IBNS on the market. And, Apstra is squarely focused on the data center network as a first use case.

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The Symbiosis of Big Data and 3D Printing

To prevent the speed of market growth from surpassing companies’ ability to govern the resulting data, CIOs and engineers will need to batten down the hatches and isolate those areas where increased mining, analytics, and security can add value to their manufacturing processes.

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Lani Labs’s Different Take on 3D Print Networking

There have been a number of approaches taken by several companies to develop effective ways to network 3D printers together. The first generation of desktop 3D printers were sadly unintelligent and typically operated standalone, obtaining jobs from inserted SD cards.

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IO applying 3D printing to data centers

As Amazon, Staples, Hema and a few other companies are using 3D printing to deliver a just-in-time retail experience, Phoenix-based data center provider IO is using the technology to prototype models of “data center modules”, massively complex containers of computing equipment that can be pieced together to support power or cooling infrastructure, or racks of IT equipment.

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Intent-driven networking uses machine learning to automatically enforce security policies and maintain network state

What is intent-based networking?

The first thing to know about Intent-Based networking is that it is very early days. “Intent-based networking is nascent, but could be the next big thing in networking, as it promises to improve network availability and agility, which are key as organizations transition to digital business,” Gartner analyst Andrew Lerner wrote in a recent report.

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Cisco has jumped into the intent-based networking market

In a nutshell, IBNS is about giving network administrators the ability to define what they want the network to do, and having an automated network management platform create the desired state and enforce policies.

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The Internet of Things in the Modern Business Environment

The Internet of Things in the Modern Business Environment is an essential reference source for the latest scholarly research on varying aspects of the interworking of smart devices within a business setting and explores the impact of these devices on company operations and models. Featuring extensive coverage on a broad range of topics such as supply chain management, information sharing, and data analytics, this publication is ideally designed for researchers, managers, and students seeking current research on the expansion of technology in commerce.

 

3D printing technology in the enterprise

Desktop administrators could have their hands full with 3D printing. They must already protect financial and personally identifiable information, but the advent of 3D printing means they might now contend with protecting intellectual property in the form of large digital files. A careless or rogue employee could do irreparable damage to a company if those files are compromised. Administrators must come up with ways to protect the files without disrupting the collaborative workflow.

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Learn how Intent-based networking systems can transform your data center network.

Gartner summarized the IBN scene. “Intent-based networking is nascent, but could be the next big thing in networking, as it promises to improve network availability and agility, which are key as organizations transition to digital business,

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5 Secrets Behind Apstra’s Intent-Based Networking Success

Apstra pioneered the use of intent-based reasoning for network operators. Now, intent-based-everything has become all the rage, with widespread analyst acclaim and lots of vendors jumping on the bandwagon.

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