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Displaying articles for: 06-25-2017 - 07-01-2017

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There has been a lot of news in the past two weeks about intent-based management. Though the trend certainly predates Cisco's entry into the space, whenever the industry leader coopts a term, the technology gets a whole lot more attention. 
 
Coming out of the news, I had an interesting exchange with analyst John Fruehe from Moor Insights and Strategy. He wrote: Actually, #IntentBased will bring an interesting opportunity for “intent-based architects” but none of these exists today. 
 
It’s an interesting concept, and it gets to the idea of who ultimately architects the intent in an intent-based management model.
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There is probably no greater lie in networking at the moment than the blanket statement that disaggregation leads to commoditization. That’s not to say that there is not going to be persistent pricing pressure in networking (spoiler alert: there will be). But it misses the real dynamic, and because of that, the common refrain can lead to uninformed decision-making. 
 
So does disaggregation lead to commoditization? What actually drives pricing? What the heck is really going on here? 
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