Cisco introduces new development options for its Intent-Based Networking platform

Cisco introduces new development options for its Intent-Based Networking platform Open architecture serves as an innovation accelerator • Network can be programmed as a single system • Developers and partners are given the flexibility to support multi-vendor networks • Cisco's development community DevNet now has more than 500, 000 members Orlando (Cisco Live), 12 June 2018 - Cisco is making new development opportunities available for its Intent-Based Networking platform (IBN). This

Cisco introduces new development options for its Intent-Based Networking platform

Open architecture serves as an innovation accelerator

• Network can be programmed as a single system
• Developers and partners are given the flexibility to support multi-vendor networks
• Cisco's development community DevNet now has more than 500, 000 members

Orlando (Cisco Live), 12 June 2018 - Cisco is making new development opportunities available for its Intent-Based Networking platform (IBN). This underlines Cisco's ongoing efforts to provide an open and programmable platform that encompasses the entire network, from headquarters to the data center and from branch offices to the edge of the network. By offering an open network, Cisco enables half a million developers, 60, 000 partners and three million network specialists to innovate on this platform.

Fundamental change
Intent-Based Networking fundamentally changes the way networks are built and managed. By leaving behind the time-consuming manual management, modern networks are much better able to capture the 'business intention' and translate this directly into network policy. These policy rules are then automatically activated within the entire network infrastructure, with the certainty that the business intention is realized as intended.

Innovation engine
"Intent-Based Networking represents the next generation of open IP-based systems that - as we can see on a daily basis - can thoroughly change the way societies function, " said David Goeckeler, executive vice president and general manager of Cisco's Networking & Security Business. "Cisco is building an open architecture that serves as the engine of an ecosystem that accelerates innovation in the field of Intent-Based Networking. Our customers and partners already derive value from their networks in ways we did not think possible a year ago. "

The Cisco DNA Center platform
Today Cisco introduces new development tools and open APIs in Cisco DNATM Center, the command and control center for head offices, branch offices and the edge of the network. DNA Center transforms the network of a loose set of hardware devices into a single, integral system. Thanks to network-wide APIs, Cisco now enables developers to easily program this network and make use of all analysis tools that the network has to offer. Thanks to the extensive API catalog, customers with DNA center can protect their operations like never before.

• Include network intelligence in business operations: With DNA Center, developers can program the network as a single system using intent-based APIs. Developers can now easily build a new generation of network-aware applications, and partners can integrate the network into business processes.
• Streamline IT processes across functions: DNA Center allows IT administrators to exchange information to automate processes between IT systems via software adapters. IT teams can thus move their manpower from operation to innovation.
• Manage multi-vendor networks: DNA Center gives developers and partners the flexibility to support multi-vendor networks via a software developer kit. This simplifies heterogeneous networks and allows them to be managed as a single entity.

Largest development community for Intent-Based Networking
Cisco's development community DevNet now has more than 500, 000 members. By helping to build this large and active community, Cisco has created a new source of innovation when the network becomes more and more programmable. Cisco also announces three new development initiatives:

• DevNet Ecosystem Exchange makes it easy to search or share an application or solution for Cisco platforms. Both business decision makers and developers can use this online portal to find partner solutions that cover all Cisco platforms and products. It contains more than 1, 300 solutions.
• DevNet Code Exchange is a repository that enables developers to quickly build new applications and workflow integrations. A moderated list of sample code, adapters, tools and SDKs is available on GitHub; written by Cisco and the DevNet community. Code Exchange includes Cisco's full portfolio and is organized according to the Cisco platform and the underlying product groups.
• DevNet DNA Developer Center is a one-stop shop for developers to create applications and integrations on the DNA Center platform. It offers all resources, cases and learning materials that developers need.

The new possibilities in DNA Center will be available in the summer of 2018. DevNet's Ecosystem Exchange, Code Exchange and DNA Developer Center are available today.

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