What is SDA?
SDA enables IT transformation by improving operational effectiveness, enhancing the workforce experience and increasing security and compliance. Building this next-generation solution involves some key foundational elements, including:
● Controller-based orchestrator
● Network fabric
● Programmable switches
Controller-based networking: Traditional networking focuses on per-device management, which takes time and creates many complexities. This approach is prone to human errors. SDA uses a modern controller architecture to drive business intent into the orchestration and operation of network elements. This includes the day-0 configuration of devices and policies associated with users, devices and endpoints as they connect to the network. The controller provides a network abstraction layer to arbitrate the specifics of various network elements. Additionally, the Cisco DNA Center controller exposes northbound Representational State Transfer (REST)-based APIs to facilitate third-party or in-house development of meaningful services on the network.Business Benefits