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 security.
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.
Refer to the company highlights document for more details about Caduceus.
In your white paper, use additional sources of information but also describe the concept in laymans 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.
1. The paper should include the following sections:
a. introduction to software-defined networking (SDN)
b. introduction to intent-based networking (IBN)
c. discussion on how virtualizing the desktop and now back-end infrastructure are complementary and related
d. discussion of how SDN and IBN are related
o Need a title page
o Need to have a table of content.
o No directly quoted material may be used in this project paper.
o Resources should be summarized or paraphrased with appropriate in-text and Resource page citations.
o Need APA format for the reference page and in-text citation.
o Use visuals where appropriate