Demystifying SDN for the Network Engineer
This introductory paper in our Network Programmability/SDN series provides a gentle exposure to software-defined networking for the engineer who might still be solidly in the realm of the CLI. Get a sense of the forces driving SDN, Cisco’s architectural approach, and SDN’s benefits, supported by compelling examples.
The Future of the Network: Evolving Routing and Switching for Today’s
This paper makes it clear that traditional routing and switching skills are not going away but that legacy networks are not flexible, fast or smart enough to keep up with today’s business demands. The reader will see how software skills and know-how with a new digital architecture are creating the next breed of networker.
SDN Migration: The Movement to Cisco DNA
Now that you understand how software-defined networking improves upon networks based on physical devices, explore how Cisco Digital Network Architecture (DNA) enhances SDN by getting networks digital-ready. What skills will network engineers and network programmers need for this migration?
The Application Developer in the SDN World
This paper addresses the SDN realm from the other side. Rather than view it from the perspective of the network engineer learning to program, we look at SDN through the eyes of application developers, focusing on how they can bring their programming skills and software know-how to the network.