”Dog years”, the term is usually used to describe the age of a dog. In the rough formula 1 human year = ~7 “dog years”. I often feel that technology runs in its own form of dog years. Every human year that goes by the rate of technology innovation accelerates. This ever accelerating rate of change possess a big problem for the heart of many IT networks, the switch ASIC.
Thankfully, with Cisco’s Digital Network Architecture (DNA), flexibility sits at the core of the network thanks to programmability all the way down at the chip level. Your network needs to adapt, and this flexibility should not be inhibited by the ASICs of network switches.