With the announcements on NX-OS APIs, Application Centric infrastructure APIs, python scripting support, SDN, open source projects OpenStack, OpenDaylight, and Puppet, I have opened an account at codecademy.com and will start with Python and Java. I see many late nights in my future. This stubborn old networker is finally onboard.
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Tags: #ciscochampion, ACI, APIs, AVC, Cisco Developer Network, collaboration, CTI, Energywise, FlexPod, jabber, java, Nexus 9000, onePKXNC, Open Daylight, OpenStack, Puppet, python, SDN, TelePresence, UCS
Current differences in app development on devices and controllers disappear. Devices and controllers will share a common programming environment – offering a unified development and deployment experience.
While SDN is moving from concept to reality, we notice that many deployments which focus on creating new network features interpret the role of the “controller” very pragmatically. In these deployments, the controller is not used as an independent layer of software which abstracts the entire underlying infrastructure as in the traditional view of SDN (see for example ONF’s SDN Definition). The pragmatic approach to network programming simply extends the distributed development environment of the network devices using a set of qualities offered by the controller. Developers move those components of their distributed apps to the controller that benefit from the logical centralization or the enhanced resources (CPU, memory) that a controller typically offers while keeping other components on the network devices. Example use cases fall into the categories of distributed network analytics, DDoS thread mitigation, or routing optimization based on performance measurements. What does this mean for our development environment?
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Tags: controller, Network programmability, onePK, SDN
Before recently taking on a new role as Cisco’s vice president and general manager of Software-Defined Network (SDN) with the enterprise networking group, I served as the vice president and general manager of Cisco’s Unified Access portfolio and led the expansion of the Catalyst 2k, 3k and 4k series product line, which has seen a lot of growth and developed a strong customer base over the past couple of years. Cisco invests heavily in R&D for these products, and has introduced many innovations improving security, application visibility/control, energy savings and converged wired and wireless infrastructure over the past few years.
But as I shifted into my new role and looked back at some of the new Unified Access solutions we introduced alongside our system architecture, I saw a curious disconnect: in some cases, it was getting more difficult for our customers to quickly take advantage of our new innovations.
At Cisco, we design products to make customers’ lives easier and more productive. Not to gather dust because they’re too hard to figure out!
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Tags: ACI, APIC, Campus and Branch, catalyst, Cisco ONE, citrix, Enterprise Networking, Glue Networks, IT, Jeff Reed, programmable networks, SDN
Those of you who follow me know that one of the milestones I have for SDN is when we start turning those unicorns into plough horses. While I don’t think we are quite there yet, the partner demos you can check out on the floor in Milan show that we are certainly moving the needle with SDN: Read More »
Tags: #CLEUR, cisco live 365, Cisco Live Milan, SDN, unicorns
2014 will be a year that builds on the momentum of mobile, cloud, the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Internet of Everything (IoE). How can your organization realize value from today’s new model for IT?
Here’s my take on the trends we will see over the next twelve months:
- Increasing urgency to manage our zettabyte-driven world.
- The need for hybrid cloud adoption.
- A revolution in software and new IoE platforms.
- The rise in thinking about security holistically.
- The Internet of Me finally arrives: real personalized, mobile, cloud-based experiences.
- The Internet of Everything is happening now.
If you think technology has infiltrated your life, just wait. You can feel the potential for monumental change as we begin to interconnect the physical and virtual worlds.
Read the full blog: Next Gen IT Predictions: 2014 and Beyond to learn more about each trend and discover how your organization can realize the benefits of the Internet of Everything.
Tags: Cisco, cloud, infrastructure, infrastructure programmability, Internet of Everything, IoE, IoT, mobility, network, Network programmability, SDN, SDN2014, software defined