What if Cisco’s DNA Components were named after Marvel™ Characters?
DNA Center = Jarvis™
DNA Center is the main command center and brains hind the operation. Therefore, this is similar to the all-knowing Jarvis.
ISE = Thanos™
ISE (Identity Service Engine) is the policy enforcer deciding what to do with each device and it’s allowed or denied. This is similar to Thanos and a snap of his fingers.
Analytics Engine = Dr. Strange™
The Analytics Engine is a Data Collection engine working on Correlations of events. This is similar to Dr. Strange and his many different calculations of Timed Events
Fabric Border Nodes = Avengers™
Fabric Border Nodes are multiple devices that have one leg in the Fabric and one leg on the outside. I would call this group of devices the Avengers as they act a normal people and Super Heros.
Control Plane Node = S.H.I.E.L.D™
The Control Plane Node maps endpoints to device relationships. Keeps track of everyone. Therefore this would be S.H.I.E.L.D.
Wireless LAN Controller = Captain America™
The Wireless LAN Controller feeds device intel to Control Plane Node. The nickname for the Wireless Engineer at my work is “Cap”. Therefore, Captain America is a good fit as his shield is used often as everyone blames the wireless for their one device even though 3000 other devices are active on the wireless grid.
- Software-Defined Networking
- Digital Network Architecture (DNA) Center
- DNA Infrastructure Components
- Software Define Access
- Software Define WAN