open source

April 27, 2016


The Power of Cooperation and Imagination

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Lew Tucker delivered a keynote at the OpenStack Summit yesterday. Which isn’t actually all that unusual. He’s been up to his neck in OpenStack for quite some time, leading cloud efforts at Cisco, and serving as Vice Chairman of the OpenStack Foundation. Lew spoke yesterday, and for me, the two most interesting ideas he shared […]

April 19, 2016


Batteries Included, not Crippleware

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At Cisco, we are continuously working with our Enterprise and Service Provider customers on the  many issues they are facing with the transition to Cloud Native and Hyperscale in the datacenter. What we have discovered is that with  this transition, administrators are struggling with the the increasing complexity in the data center, policy, and data […]

April 13, 2016


Innovate Beyond the Stack – Innovation begins with Software Disruption

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Software engineering and developer communities are driving the market for cloud consumption and leading each industry into a new era of software-defined disruption. There are no longer questions about elastic and flexible agile development as the way to innovate and reduce time to market for businesses. Open source software plays a key role in the […]

Light Reading Teams With Cisco to Launch ‘Upskill U’

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Guest Blog by Elizabeth Coyne, Managing Editor at Light Reading, who is responsible for driving the curriculum and direction of Upskill U.  There is no doubt that CSPs are facing a talent crunch as they transition from traditional networks to virtualized, software-based New IP networks. Others in the industry are also facing that same challenge, including suppliers, […]

April 6, 2016



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Written by David Ward, CTO of Engineering and Chief Architect, and Maciek Konstantynowicz, Distinguished Engineer; Chief Technology & Architecture Office For those that don’t want all the gory details, this is a short version of the longer blog conversation that can be found here. The longer blog goes into quite a bit of detail on the technology; […]

February 11, 2016


Growing Up Open Source

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Growing Up Open Source “I guess I got tired of waiting around for someone else to do it for me?” ~ Young Frank Walker.   This quote was taken from the Movie “Tomorrowland.” This was the innocent response young Frank Walker gave when asked why he built a jet pack. I couldn’t find a better description […]

What You Can Do In Ten Minutes

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The pace of change around us is no longer constant. It is continually accelerating. We all want to get and consume information, services, and just about anything instantly. My new coffeemaker brews me a fresh cup in just a couple of minutes, but it usually takes me ten minutes just to collect up the tools […]

August 10, 2015


Threat Vectors for Criminals: Common Coding Errors and Open-Source Vulnerabilities

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Coding errors in software products provide easy paths of entry for online criminals, who can exploit vulnerabilities to compromise systems or launch additional attacks and malware. As reported in the Cisco 2015 Midyear Security Report, certain types of coding errors consistently appear on lists of most common vulnerabilities. This raises an important question for vendors […]