OpenConfig

January 20, 2017

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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.

December 13, 2016

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Boring is the New Awesome

The core principle of model-driven telemetry is super simple:  as much usable data out of the network as fast as possible.  The implementation is also pretty subtle:  a push mechanism, data models, open-source encodings.  In fact, it’s all so simple and subtle that some folks look under the hood and say, “so what?”   To that, […]

November 30, 2016

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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 […]

What’s So Special About Model-Driven Telemetry?

Telemetry and analytics are all the rage in networking today. The industry is abuzz with the potential unlocked by streaming vast quantities of operational data.  But what’s so special about “model-driven” telemetry? Models enable networking devices to precisely describe their capabilities to the outside world: what kind of data they expose (e.g. interfaces statistics, configuration […]

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 […]

November 24, 2015

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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 […]

November 19, 2015

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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 […]