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Nathan Sowatskey

Principal Engineer

CPX CTO

Nathan drives growth and innovation in Cisco Multicloud/hybrid cloud through software implementation focused architecture, design, implementation, enablement, and delivery support. He addresses problem areas aligned with, yet looking ahead of, Cisco’s strategic focus on application experience, strategic offers, and multi-domain cross-architecture integration.

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April 22, 2022

INNOVATION

Working Backwards to Drive Forward Progress

Our Customer Partner Experience Chief Technology Office (CPX CTO) team has adopted the practice of working backwards for all our multi-domain innovation projects — imagining some future state of business and customer value and then figuring out what needs to be done to deliver that value in the future.

DevOps4Networks

In June, 2014, I attended the DevOps Days (un)Conference at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. I reflected on that in this blog post. At the end of that blog I said: “At DevOps days, I was kindly introduced, by Paul Peissner of CollabNet, to John Willis and Dave Nielsen, who helped organise the event. […]

Providing the Right Platform is Sometimes All it Takes

Change is the only constant. Except that it isn’t; constant that is. We are seeing changes to IT services, infrastructure, eco-systems, and business models, with consequent demands and expectations...

VIRL Saves the Day!

One of the themes of my posts is that the overall ONE strategy, including virtualisation, would create an environment for network systems development that would meet the expectations of systems developers accustomed to the “enterprise” style of software development. An enterprise systems developer expects the required systems resources for software development to be readily available […]

Live from Cisco Live!

This blog is live from the floor of Cisco Live in London. The highlight for me this year in London has been the introduction, with our partners Ping Identity, of the Identity Cloud Connector, built on onePK, as part of the Cisco Cloud Connectors family of solutions. I’ll go into that in more detail below, […]

Deploying onePK Applications

This post expands on my previous posts about what makes onePK better, and the onePK software architecture. Here I focus on the application deployment options onePK makes available. The deployment options are summarized in the diagram below. Process hosting means that the onePK application is running within a container on the same hardware as the […]

Shelly’s onePK “Wiring” App

This blog is a follow on to my introductions to onePK and the onePK software architecture. This post is special, as I have the pleasure of introducing, by way of conversation, my colleague Shelly Cadora, an experienced speaker on SDN, and developer with onePK, and to highlight some of the work she has done with […]

The onePK Software Architecture

This post is about the onePK software architecture, and how it allows us to consistently expose network operating system (NOS) features to a wide variety of programming environments for IOS, IOS-XE, IOS-XR and NXOS. For an overview of onePK in general, and some more context, see my October 2012 post and my slides in Slideshare. The main elements […]