OpenConfig on Cisco Platforms
With a lot of buzz around supporting vendor-neutral data models at the device layer, it's a good time to discuss how Cisco is supporting open models, and OpenConfig models.
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 […]
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 […]
Telemetry & Gaining Web Scale Operational Efficiency – Is it a Myth or Reality?
We can’t express how excited we were when Cisco was asked to sponsor and participate in an independent event, hosted by Tech Field Day, which invited experts from NetFlix, Google, eBay, and SignalFX to discuss the technical challenges some of these web scale providers face and the innovations they have helped drive in the industry […]
Software Innovations for Cloud Scale Networking
Back in 2011, web pioneer Marc Andreessen wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, entitled “Why software is eating the world”. I couldn’t agree more! First, let’s have a look at what’s going on in the industry at large. Every company in every vertical industry is facing unprecedented competitive pressure from new players making […]
Network Service Orchestration enabled by Tail-f
These engineers recognized that network management was full of increasingly complex ‘stuff’ being ladled over the top of our networks ignoring the root issues. They believed that a standardized data construct that could be used within any vendor, but it would be such a monumental undertaking that up to that point, nobody had tackled it. This significantly changes how services are created. It changes the focus from defining a configuration to defining a service. This is a capability that a business leader can understand and get behind.
Making Programmable Networks Easier to Achieve (and for Free!)
The “P” in EPN stands for “Programmable,” as in “Evolved Programmable Network” and Cisco has just made the “P” easier to achieve to help drive services to the cloud. We’ve now contributed Basic ConfD, a free version of our powerful ConfD by Tail-f management agent software to the networking industry. Tail-f joined Cisco last summer […]
“Standing Room Only” in the Service Provider Booth at Cisco Live Milan 2015
Written by Igor Dayen, SP Product and Solutions Marketing If you had a chance to join us at Cisco Live Milan last month, thank you very much for making this another exciting event for all of us. If you missed out being there in person, let me give you a brief summary of the highlights. Milan is […]
The Napkin Dialogues: Nexus Programmability, Part I
I know that I take a different approach to learning new things than most people. At least, I know my approach is different than the way people present them. The good news is that when I get something, I really get it. However, when looking at the juggernaut that is “Software-Defined X,” or even “programmability,” […]