All About Autonomous Networks

In today’s world, where technological advancements occur in leaps and bounds, automation is everywhere. As a result, technologies have become self-sufficient in the most real sense of the term. One of the major catalysts for this kind of unprecedented development is the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

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From asking Alexa to play our favorite song to Netflix’s curated playlists – AI is everywhere in our daily lives. And one of the essential ways in which technology makes a lasting impact in the modern world is through autonomous networks.

In this article, we discuss in detail about autonomous networks and their most popular usages. Read on to learn more.

What are Autonomous Networks?

Touted as the future of networking, an autonomous network is a system that is capable of running efficiently without any human intervention whatsoever. It essentially advances several capabilities defined by software networks. They can run, maintain, learn, and monitor itself on their own. In other words, they are self-operating.

The highly adaptive autonomous networks consist of three essential layers-

  1. The programmable software– the programmed physical and virtual components, along with the data needed for functioning.
  2. The intelligence and analytics– AI systems then analyze the resultant data from the programmable software. The autonomous network then improves itself based on the learnings. Consider this as a training system based on Big Data. 
  3. The software control mechanism- The network provider manages through specific tasks the effective running of the autonomous network with minimum human intervention. Examples of these tasks that are part of the control mechanism include the loading of access controllers and channeling data through provisioning routers.

Capabilities of Autonomous Networks

Autonomous networks have particular capabilities and elements that characterize them. Some of these are as follows-

  • Vast computational power- The current CPUs are clustered to provide virtually unlimited and massively parallel processing capabilities.
  • Dynamic network connections– The agile and precise network connections that transmit various types of data form one of the core competencies of autonomous networks.
  • Unlimited storage capabilities– Autonomous networks are capable of storing vast amounts of data across multiple platforms. 
  • Big data– Gathering and analyzing huge sets of data remains one of the significant ways in which autonomous networks learn and improve themselves.
  • Open-source software– solutions like Hadoop and Python programming language are used extensively in autonomous networks.
  • Sensors– These are essentially used to collect the valuable data needed for system development.

Popular Applications of Autonomous Networks

Some of the most crucial and popular applications of autonomous networks are the following-

  • Autonomous vehicles– Perhaps one of the most well-known applications of autonomous systems is in the transportation system. From cars and trucks that can drive itself independently to trains and even flight- autonomous networks system is revolutionizing the world of transportation by storm.
  • Healthcare– Connecting doctors with critical patients, sometimes even when they are being airlifted. They also perform critical transplant surgeries.
  • Communications– Autonomous networks are extensively used by communications service providers to offer ICT services to their customers.
  • Robotics– The next level of robotics development is possible through the implementation of these network systems.
  • Security– From facial recognition software and IP cameras to locking mechanisms in places like research facilities and prisons- autonomous networks are important for improving security processes.

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