The intent-based networking market is estimated to record significant gains over the forthcoming timeframe owing to the increasing demand for reducing network downtime along with managing the increasing data traffic and data intensive applications. Intent-based networking is a piece of networking software which aids to design, operate, and plan networks that can enhance network agility and availability.

It is also defined as a lifecycle management software for networking infrastructure. IBN simplifies operations, it strengthens security with advanced automation and also improves agility. The intent-based networking has four key features namely translation & validation, automated implementation, awareness of network state, and assurance and dynamic optimization/remediation.

The translation and validation system basically takes up a top-level business policy as input from end-users converting it to the essential network configuration. Thereafter the system generates as well as validates the subsequent design and configuration for exactness. Once the desired intent of the network is defined by the network manager, the IBN software operates the network resources so as to create the preferred state and to enforce policies as well a?? called as automated implementation.

The awareness of network state system consumes real-time network status specifically for systems which are under its administrative control. In simple words it gathers data to continuously monitor the state of the network. The assurance and dynamic optimization/remediation system ensures that the desired intent of the network is maintained along with taking corrective actions when the desired intent is not met or maintained.

Intent-based networking is thus about providing network administrators the ability to describe what they actually want the network to do. By having a network management platform they could create the desired intent and enforce policies.

Intent-based Networking (IBN) market is bifurcated in terms of component, deployment model, application, and regional landscape.

Based on application, the IBN market is classified into government and defense sector, BFSI, manufacturing, and healthcare. The market share for manufacturing was over 10% in 2019