With Open IOS XE, Cisco is changing the game
Old-school network engineers probably remember the Cisco 2500-series router.
It ran a slow Motorola 68000 CPU, the monolithic IOS operating system, and did one thing only:  route packets.Routers and switches have certainly sped up since then, and the operating system has been modernized, but networking hasn’t changed much otherwise. We still use CLI and SNMP to manage our networks the same way we did in the 1990s.With Open IOS XE, however, Cisco is changing the game. We now support powerful programmable interfaces like NETCONF and YANG. We can easily on-board devices without tedious manual configuration, and we can host Python scripts and applications all directly on the box.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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