It’s been some time since I wrote about Cisco’s onePK. In this post, I’ll look at some of the good and the bad of onePK and also show an example of how to add a route to a device running onePK to help make a few points along the way.
With other acquisition rumors floating around, I figured I would add my own 2 cents and do some speculating.
It’s not uncommon to hear that VMware might acquire Cumulus. Like others, it’s one acquisition that I’ve speculated about for a while. There is already an interesting dynamic between Cisco and VMware, but as both companies continue to go to market with their Software Defined Networking (SDN), or controller based solutions, VMware still needs to run over a physical data center network. The physical network market is still largely dominated by Cisco though. Does VMware want or need to control the physical network?
Last week I had the pleasure of speaking at Interop in NYC. It wasn’t the best turn out for a conference, but all of the sessions that were about automation, APIs, DevOps, and programmability seemed to do fairly well. For those that didn't attend, the title of the presentation was A Practical Look at Network Automation --- the deck is posted below.
Jason Edelman, Founder of Network to Code, focused on training and services for emerging network technologies. CCIE 15394. VCDX-NV 167.
The Future of Networking and the Network Engineer