IOS XR

December 6, 2016

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Cloud Scale Networking, Finding Common Ground

We launched Cloud Scale Networking about a year ago to address the initial wave of software and hardware innovations that were built to enable co-development with Web Scale companies. Last July I offered my views on how Service Providers can thrive in the future. Since that time I have had the privilege of meeting with […]

November 30, 2016

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Oh, How Far We’ve Come in Building Cloud-Scale Networking

It’s been a year since I wrote this blog detailing our software innovations aimed at helping Service Providers address the ever-increasing challenges imposed by digitization. IOS XR for cloud-scale networking has really taken flight since then and I am proud to share with you some highlights from the journey thus far. Our strategy is essentially […]

November 29, 2016

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Cisco and Ansible Team up to Demonstrate How to Manage Cloud-Scale Networks

Cisco and Ansible teamed up for SDx Demo Friday. We showed how to manage large-scale networks using Cisco IOS XR application hosting infrastructure and Ansible version 2.2.

November 3, 2016

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

The Evolution of IOS XR with Cloud Scale Application Hosting

Developments in Cisco IOS XR, a carrier grade train of IOS, aim to simplify the integration of applications, configuration management tools, and industry-standard zero touch provisioning mechanisms.

September 21, 2016

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Model Driven Telemetry Straight from the Experts

There continues to be a lot of talk about automation and orchestration for carrier-grade workloads. However, these technologies can’t be fully leveraged until proper telemetry can be implemented. To shed some light on progress we’re making in delivering on network telemetry for we recently hosted a Cisco Knowledge Network webinar on the subject: How to […]

July 25, 2016

DATA CENTER

Bringing Consistent Automation Across Cisco Nexus and Catalyst with Ansible 2.1

We had a busy week around the middle of July with ChefConf 2016 (Austin, Texas July 11 – 13) and Cisco Live US (Las Vegas, Nevada July 10 – 14). Now we’re moving on to AnsibleFest July 28 San Francisco where Cisco is a Gold sponsor as well as a Networking Hub sponsor. I guess […]

Streaming Telemetry with Google Protocol Buffers

In a recent blog on “Why You Should Care About Model-Driven Telemetry”, I reviewed the need for streaming telemetry and the high-level architecture that makes it possible. Today I’m going to drill down on some specific design choices we made in order to quickly export large amounts of data. Tell Me How You Really Feel About […]

Why You Should Care About Model-Driven Telemetry

Co-written with Frederic Trate, Sr. Marketing Manager Let me start by asking you a couple questions: Does your network grow in size and complexity every year? Are you still largely operating your network manually? Do frequent customer complaints make you wonder if you really know what’s going on in your network? Do you often hear […]

Model-driven Programmability: The Rise of Network Automation

Software automation and data analytics are changing the face of computer networks. They are radically transforming how networks are built and operated. We are rapidly moving away from a world where a network operator manages tenths of network devices.  Instead, one individual can deploy and manage hundreds, thousands and tenths of thousands of complex network devices with […]