The last few years has seen a rapid transformation and adoption of digital technologies. This puts pressure on the on the Network teams supporting this changing infrastructure - especially when provisioning, managing, monitoring and troubleshooting these diverse devices. Additionally innovations such as Software Defined WAN (SDWAN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Open APIs and Cloud Management show great promise in transforming Organizations IT networks. This transformation raises further questions and challenges for the IT teams. The Cisco Digital Network Architecture (DNA) is an open, extensible, software-driven architecture that provides for faster innovation, helping to generate deeper insights, and deliver exceptional experiences across many different applications. Cisco DNA relies on intent-based networking, a revolutionary approach in networking that helps organizations automate, simplify, and secure the network. The intent-based DNA network is: ● Informed by Context: Interprets every byte of data that flows across it, resulting in better security, more customized experiences, and faster operations. ● Powered by Intent: Translates your intent into the right network configuration, making it possible to manage and provision multiple devices and things in minutes. ● Driven by Intuition: Continually learns from the massive amounts of data flowing through it and turns that data into actionable insight. Helps you solve issues before they become problems and learn from every incident. DNA Center provides a centralized management dashboard across your entire network — the branch, campus, data center, and cloud. Rather than relying on box-by-box management, you can design, provision, and set policy end-to-end from the single DNA Center interface. This allows you to respond to organizational needs faster and to simplify day-to-day operations. Cisco DNA Analytics and Assurance and Cisco Network Data Platform (NDP) help you get the most from your network by continuously collecting and putting insights into action. Cisco DNA is open, extensible, and programmable at every layer. It integrates Cisco and third-party technology, open APIs, and a developer platform, to support a rich ecosystem of network-enabled applications. Table 1 breaks out many of the features and benefits of the Cisco 4000 Family that create a Software Define WAN (SDWAN) and a converged branch infrastructure.