Intent, in the context of business, refers to a goal or an objective. And, in IBN for Data Center (popularized by the likes of Cisco, Apstra, Juniper Networks, Veriflow Systems, Huawei, etc.), network policies are set, for both, software and hardware to meet network’s intent. They auto-prescribe how to satisfy that goal. IBN conducts timely checks, to not only gauge, if different components of the system are operating as expected, but, to predict future state, as well.
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