Towards intent-based self-driving networks

17/01/2019 - 12:00
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Growing complexity of network operations is the subject of many debates. In general there are two major factors impacting complexity of network operations: the size and structure of a manageable state and frequency of its changes. Networks should be autonomous as possible, ideally, completely excluding operators from the operational loop. However, this can significantly increase the size of a manageable state and complexity of network infrastructure. Currently, there is no way to systematically quantify the implemented efficiency versus complexity of network operations by potential design principles. In this talk we will consider this fundamental tradeoff. Our goal is to understand design principles and show their effectiveness allowing networks to become self-driving.