This design guide provides an overview of the Enterprise Branch Architecture, which is one component
in the overall Cisco Service-Oriented Network Architecture (SONA). SONA is a comprehensive
framework to provide guidelines to accelerate applications, business processes, and profitability. Based
on the Cisco SONA framework, the Enterprise Branch Architecture incorporates networked
infrastructure services, integrated services, and application networking services across typical branch
networks. This design guide provides an overview of the entire Enterprise Branch Architecture as it
applies to the SONA framework. This Enterprise Branch Architecture framework is evolving. Cisco has
adopted a phased approach to help meet customer needs accordingly....