Intent-based Networking with Big Cloud Fabric

July 26, 2017

Intent-based networking is a next-generation network operating model for software-defined data centers (SDDC) and cloud organizations. It empowers network operators to get beyond traditional box-by-box approaches of manual network configurations and complex operational workflows that are slow-to-implement and error-prone.

In this recorded webinar, Chief Product Officer, Prashant Gandhi, discusses how intent-based (human-friendly) networking, using Big Switch’s Big Cloud Fabric, eliminates the complexity and time-consuming nature of provisioning, managing, and troubleshooting data center networks. Intent-based workflows enable users to identify and validate desired outcomes while ensuring automation, zero-touch and deep visibility so the network can operate at the speed of SDDC and Cloud. Key SDDC workflows, such as VM/container deployment and scale-out, network/server change management, and rapid end-to-end troubleshooting, are also be demoed, covering real-world use cases for VMware, Kubernetes/Docker, Hyper-converged and OpenStack/NFV workloads. Additional benefits of multi-fold OpEx improvement and up to 50% CapEx reduction will be presented.

In this webinar, we  discussed:

  • Big Question #1: What is intent-based networking and why does it matter?
  • Big Question #2: Why is intent-based networking key for SDDC and Cloud environments?
  • Big Question #3: How can Big Cloud Fabric enable intent-based networking today?
  • Demo: Intent-based workflows for VMware, OpenStack, and container orchestration environments.


Prashant Gandhi
Chief Product Officer
Big Switch Networks
Angelique Medina
Sr. Product Marketing Manager
Big Switch Networks