The Three Phases of Cisco’s Software Monetization Journey
Cisco is on a multi-year journey to transform the way we monetize software. Many people have asked me for my perspective on how our approach has evolved over time and where we’re headed.
CODiE Awards Recognize Customer Value and Innovation of Cisco ONE Enterprise Cloud Suite – Again!
Recently, the Cisco ONE Enterprise Cloud Suite (ECS) won the prestigious 2017 SIIA CODiE Award for Best Infrastructure as a Service -- for the second year in a row.
Modernizing Network Software: Cisco Enterprise Agreement
Almost two years ago, I wrote The Modernization of Network Software, a perspective published in Software Magazine intended to foreshadow changes underway within networking infrastructure (routing, switching, wireless, etc.) with the transition to software-based models. While I encourage you to read the original article, in summary it covered four topics: Networking software becomes independent of […]
Giving Customers Software Deployment Flexibility
Everyone wants choice, and software customers are no exception. Software vendors have traditionally offered different versions of their applications, with labels like Deluxe or Premier, to distinguish what type of functionality is included. Another area where vendors are increasingly providing customers with a new type of choice is where to deploy their software. Traditionally, customers […]
Cisco ONE Software delivers the Digital Network Architecture to 14,000 customers
Six months ago, Cisco announced the Digital Network Architecture (DNA), providing companies with infrastructure capabilities necessary to digitize their businesses. At the core of DNA are four guiding principles: Virtualize networking services into software, with the freedom to run on a variety of platforms Automate the deployment & configuration of networking services through controllers Surface […]
Cisco ONE Software – One year old!
A year ago, we launched Cisco ONE Software, to give customers a simpler and more valuable way to consume Cisco’s software capabilities for their infrastructure. This approach was radically different than previous models, which tightly linked the software features to the underlying hardware. The new model would need to better support evolving customer preferences, including […]
Learn How to Easily Consume Cisco Solutions – Cisco ONE Software Webinar
We launched Cisco ONE Software to give our customers a more valuable and flexible way to purchase and consume Cisco infrastructure software. Since the launch, more than 300 customers have switched to this more valuable and flexible model. If you’re not one of these customers – and you are still asking, “What is Cisco ONE […]