Intent-based networking vs. SDN: How do they differ?

Intent-based networking and software-defined networking are similar in many aspects, but they also differ. Both technology approaches rely on a centralized controller to manage distributed devices on the network, as opposed to individually managing each device from its own management console, which is typically a command-line interface. The goal of both approaches is to abstract the management from individual devices and align it closer to how the business needs to operate.

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