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Modernizing Network Software: Cisco Enterprise Agreement

June 15, 2017


Almost two years ago, I wrote The Modernization of Network Software, a perspective published in Software Magazine intended to foreshadow changes underway within networking infrastructure (routing, switching, wireless, etc.) with the transition to software-based models.  While I encourage you to read the original article, in summary it covered four topics:

  • Networking software becomes independent of hardware
  • Software consumption increasingly moves to the cloud
  • Emergence of new licensing models, like subscription and enterprise agreements
  • Transition to controller-based architectures with open APIs

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