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Eric Voit

Principal Engineer

Intent Based Networking Group

Eric Voit is a Principal Engineer within the Enterprise CTO Group. Throughout his 30+ year career in the high-tech industry Eric has conceived and driven new technologies to market. These include YANG Telemetry, Cisco's original system architectures for Carrier Ethernet, remote access to MPLS, PPPoE for Broadband, and the first VoIP offering by a major U.S. carrier. Eric has 100+ US and International patents / patents pending, and five IETF RFCs. Eric also runs a patent review committee, and an internal venture capital / innovation fund.

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June 1, 2020

NETWORKING

Enterprise Network Availability: How to Calculate and Improve

Key to supporting network availability is understanding the flexibility--or lack thereof—of the end-to-end network architecture. In this post, learn how to calculate and improve network stability.

OpenDaylight: Understanding the Value Propositions

The announcement today of OpenDaylight is big news.  Industry leading companies are partnering via Open Source to serve an emerging set of market needs: Operators: want affordable real-time orchestration and operation of integrated virtual compute, application, and network. Application Developers: want a single simple interface to the network.  Underlying details such as “router”, or “switch”, or “topology” can be a distraction they desire […]

From Cisco Live London: Architecture updates posted here all week…

I am sitting and reflecting here at the start of Cisco Live London. As I walk the halls, I continue to be amazed by the size, depth, and breadth of this event. Networking continues to grow, and thousands of people are eager to come together to see the latest.

Virtualization, SDN, and Radically Simplified Operations

Today many look to SDN as the next big revolution in Networking.  But why is there such hype?  What radical change in the economics of networking will shift the industry?  The answer is Virtualization. Virtualization’s growth is still in its infancy, and many aspects remain unexplored.  Still there are aspects of which we are certain: […]