Why is the network the best place to put policy?   More then 1000 customers already have the answer.


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Why is the network the best place to put policy?

First, the network touches everything – from the data center to the cloud to every device. Just as the applications are everywhere, so is the network as the foundation. And when you’re trying to set policy, you’ve got to get it out and make it available to everything on the network.

Another reason: the network is the single source of truth within the infrastructure. It knows every conversation that’s happening between every device. It knows who’s communicating a lot and who isn’t, or who’s communicating a little bit of the time but in big chunks. The network never lies.

http://blogs.cisco.com/news/data-centers-applications-networks-and-chicken-salad-sandwiches