Architect & DE Discussions

DO NOT PANIC: Autonomic Networking is on the Horizon!

By looking at the sheer amount of Breakouts and technical sessions here at Cisco Live London, it isn’t hard to understand why networks are becoming more and more complex.  Networks are converging onto single infrastructures, more and more business processes are becoming more network centric and this translates into more functionality and more dependencies between […]

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, […]

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.

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 […]

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: […]

Network wide Bonjour® – How would you support Bonjour across multiple VLANs?

As the saying goes, “every stick has two ends". While laptops, smartphones and tablets have enabled us to be more mobile without compromising on being “connected,” with it comes challenges...

Accounting and Routing in the Internet

Accounting Traffic in the Internet Today [the full article can be seen at http://www.internetsociety.org/sites/default/files/BGP-for-regulators.pdf] Business Model Changes In the past, voice traffic was transported over a dedicated voice infrastructure, and the data network infrastructure was established in parallel so that voice and data traffic did not interfere with each other. Traditional voice accounting and performance […]

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 […]