CCNP: Building Scalable Internetworks v188.8.131.52
Module 1 Scalable Network Design
is the capability of a network to grow and adapt without major redesign or reinstallation.Good design is the key to the capability of a network to scale. Poor design, not an outdated protocol orrouter, will prevent a network from scaling properly. A network design should follow a hierarchical modelto be scalable.The Cisco vision of the
future Intelligent Information Network (IIN)
Service-Oriented NetworkArchitecture (SONA)
are then introduced, followed by the Cisco Enterprise Architectures and how theyalign with the
Cisco Enterprise Composite Network Model (ECNM).
1.1.3 The Intelligent Information Network (IIN)
Intelligent Information Network (IIN)
is a strategy that addresses the evolving role of thenetwork as the platform within business. It directly addresses the desire to align IT resourceswith business priorities. The resulting network delivers
processoptimization, service delivery, and application responsiveness,
which results in better ITawareness.
IIN encompasses these features:
Integration of networked resources and information assets that have been largelyunlinked
: The modern converged networks with integrated voice, video, and data require that ITdepartments more closely link the IT infrastructure with the network.
Intelligence across multiple products and infrastructure layers
: The intelligence built intoeach component of the network is extended network-wide and applies end-to-end.
Active participation of the network in the delivery of services and applications
: With addedintelligence, the IIN makes it possible for the network to actively manage, monitor, and optimizeservice and application delivery across the entire IT environment.