Cisco Digital Network Architecture (DNA) is a platform that provides customers with a digital roadmap and a direct path to automation and security.
What is the DNA Center?
Cisco DNA Center more is the basic controller and analysis platform of Cisco’s intention-based network (PS: To know what an intention-based network is, subscribe IE-LAB technology sharing.) for large and medium-sized enterprises.
It provides a single dashboard for each basic management task to simplify network operation. With this platform, IT departments can respond to changes and challenges faster and more intelligently.
Cisco DNA Center is a complete software-based network automation solution for controlling and managing Cisco’s intention-based network system.It is open and extensible, and provides 360-degree scalability through four different types of platform functions.
Advantages of DNA Center include:
- A network domain can be expanded through DNA Center’s network assurance and automation functions, and the network can be integrated into IT processes to simplify IT operations.
- It helps to eliminate labor-intensive and error prone tasks and enables workers to focus on achieving high-value businesses.
- It ensures that the network enterprises can realize business innovation, and use technological innovation to protect the network’s current and future investment.
Functions and features of DNA Center include:
You can use an intuitive workflow to design the network, starting from where the network devices are deployed. Users of Cisco Prime Infrastructure (PI) and Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller – Enterprise Module (APIC-EM) can simply import existing network designs and device images into Cisco DNA Center.
User and device profiles can be defined to facilitate highly secure access and network segmentation based on business needs. Application policies allow critical business applications to provide consistent levels of performance, regardless of network congestion.
Policy based automation can be used to provide services to the network based on business priorities and simplify device deployment. The zero-contact device configuration and software image management functions reduce the time for device installation or upgrade from hours to minutes, and can easily build up a new remote online office environment through off the shelf Cisco devices.
Cisco DNA Assurance makes every point on the network a sensor that sends continuous telemetry data in real time to show application performance and user connectivity. Combined with automatic path tracking visibility and guided repair, this means that network failures can be resolved within minutes after they occur. Integration with Cisco Stealthwatch (Cisco Host Group Automation Service) can detect and mitigate threats, even if they are hidden in encrypted traffic.
An open and scalable platform allows third-party applications and processes to exchange data and intelligence with Cisco DNA Center. This improves the workflow automation in IT operations through Cisco DNA Center based networks.
The open platform function of Cisco DNA Center promotes the next step in this development process. These functions open the way for new and innovative web-based applications, processes and solutions needed now and in the future, and greatly increase the value of IT and business. spotoclub