September 15th, 2012
This is the first of a four part podcast series on Cisco’s Open Network Environment or Cisco ONE. I talk with Shashi Kiran, Senior Director, Data Center, Virtualization and Cloud solutions at Cisco Systems about Cisco’s strategy to open up networking and the gains anticipated by Cisco and its customers.
Duration: 21 minutes
Lippis Intro/Analysis @ : 00:10 sec
Question 1 @ 2:01 sec: There are several discussions taking place in the industry around software-defined networking concepts. What is Cisco’s strategy to address these?
Question 2 @ 5:04 sec Is Cisco ONE a response to the ONF or is it a set of capabilities your customers are asking for?
Question 3 @ 7:10 sec: Can you elaborate on the individual offerings under the Cisco ONE framework – onePK, SDN/OpenFlow and Overlay virtual networks? What products will Cisco offer here and how can customers consume them?
Lippis Analysis @ 11:23 sec:
Question 4 @ 13:54 sec:Cisco ONE offers different capabilities for different markets such as hyperscale data centers, cloud providers, enterprises, universities and service providers. Which parts of ONE will each of these markets use, why and when?
Question 5 @ 17:37 sec: What do you expect the business outcomes to be, and how do you see the dynamics evolve around network virtualization and cloud computing environments, as the landscape seems to be changing quite rapidly.