DN and IBN

Software-defined networking (SDN) and intent-based networking (IBN) offer an ability to revolutionize the
modern network architecture. Both of these concepts are relatively new, and your chief technology officer
(CTO) has only heard them in passing. In fact, she pawned them off as the new “marketing fad” dressed up as
a new concept. Since you have researched both technologies, you understand this is not a fad. When used in
combination with virtualization and cloud computing, you know SDN and IBN could revolutionize how the
organization operates, providing for reduced costs, efficiency, better management of the network assets, and
However, you need to develop a white paper for the Caduceus CTO to highlight these benefits. Given the CTO
has only heard the term in passing, you must describe in this white paper, the SDN and IBN concepts, their
benefits, and what it would take for the organization to implement.
After you introduce yourself to your team and brainstorm ideas for this assignment, refer to the SDN and IBN
Assignment Resources for more details about Caduceus and download the assignment template.
In your white paper, use additional sources of information but also describe the concept in layman’s terms. Use
visuals where appropriate. Describe how an SDN/IBN architecture would look different than network
architectures we have traditionally deployed. Compare and contrast the network architectures and discuss the
pros and cons of each.
The paper should include the following sections:
introduction to software-defined networking (SDN) (discussed in Week 3)
introduction to intent-based networking (IBN) (discussed in Week 4)
discussion on how virtualizing the desktop and now back-end infrastructure are complementary and related
discussion of how SDN and IBN are related

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