Paul Merlo

Technical Leader

Intent-Based Networking Group (IBNG)

A Cisco veteran since 1999, Paul has worked as a software engineer on several technologies ranging from MPLS, IPv6, QoS, Subscriber Aggregation, and now Programmability. He previously spent five years as a Technical Marketing Engineer for the ASR 1000. Paul is based in Ottawa and is part of the global IOS XE engineering team.


November 9, 2021


Welcome to Enhanced Programmatic Management of Enterprise Devices

2 min read

Systems administrators in enterprise companies who are constantly upgrading, repurposing, and managing thousands of switches, listen up! Starting with release 17.7 of Cisco IOS XE, is support for a suite of Google Remote Procedure Call (gRPC)-based microservices that will simplify and lighten your workloads.

May 4, 2021


Native or Open-source Data Models? Use Both for Software-Defined Enterprise Networks.

4 min read

Why using a mixed schema approach using native and open-source data models is possible and makes sense for enterprise networking programmability and automation.