Evolutionary approach delivers deep network programmability;
Encompasses emerging software-defined networking models
Cisco has introduced a versatile and broad approach to network programmability— Cisco Open Network Environment (Cisco ONE) — aimed at helping customers drive the next wave of business innovation through trends such as cloud, mobility, social networking, and video.
Cisco ONE enables flexible, application-driven customization of network infrastructures to help realize business objectives such as: increased service velocity, resource optimization, and faster monetization of new services. The Cisco Open Network Environment is delivered through a rich set of platform APIs, agents & controllers, and overlay network technologies. Cisco ONE complements current approaches to software-defined networking while encompassing the entire solution stack from transport to management and orchestration.
With Cisco’s Open Network Environment customers can harness the intelligent network through programmability and abstraction across multiple layers, offering a choice of protocols, industry standards, and usage-based deployment models.
Today Cisco announced One Platform Kit (onePK) which provides application programming interfaces (API) for developers across Cisco operating systems: IOS, IOS-XR, and NX-OS. Cisco also announced proof-of-concept controller software and proof-of-concept OpenFlow agent for Software Defined Networking (SDN) research. Cisco is also helping build scalable virtual overlay networks for multi-tenant cloud deployments with the Cisco Nexus 1000V virtual switch.
New innovations include OpenStack support, programmability, multi-hypervisor capability, and VXLAN gateway functionality. Cisco is collaborating on emerging network technologies with industry leaders, academic organizations, and standards bodies as a “one size fits all” approach cannot support the diverse programmability requirements.
On the announcement, Padmasree Warrior, CTO, SVP Engineering, GM Enterprise Business said, “The Cisco Open Networking Environment is key to our vision of an intelligent network that is more open, programmable, and application-aware— a vision in which the network is transformed into a more effective business enabler. With Cisco’s Open Networking Environment, customers get a comprehensive and robust set of capabilities to address emerging enterprise and service provider requirements to harness network intelligence and provide value for new business platforms in an evolutionary manner.”
“Today’s announcement is a milestone event that signals Cisco’s leadership, contribution and dedication to open networking,” said David Yen, SVP and GM of the Data Center Technology Group at Cisco. “Using the Cisco one Platform Kit, developers will have access to over twenty years of intelligent networking software produced by Cisco’s top R&D talent. Together, we’ll usher in a new era of programmability through transparent and granular interaction between applications and network infrastructure.”