Telecom Lead America: Cisco is strengthening its presence
in the enterprise networking market at a time when Chinese ICT solution majors
– Huawei and ZTE are penetrating more global markets.
Innovations are significant for Cisco as both Huawei and
ZTE have started eating into Cisco market share. The innovative and cost
effective solutions from Huawei and ZTE will gain significant market share in
most of the ICT markets.
At Cisco Live 2012, the American networking major
announced Open Network Environment (Cisco ONE). The innovative program will
curb competition from Huawei, ZTE and other major networking companies.
The new program is designed to assist enterprise customers
to drive business innovation through trends such as cloud, mobility, social
networking, and video.
Cisco ONE is expected to enable flexible,
application-driven customization of network infrastructures to help realize
business objectives such as: increased service velocity, resource optimization,
and faster monetization of new services.
“The Cisco Open Network Environment is key to our
vision of an intelligent network that is more open, programmable, and
application-aware — a vision in which the network is transformed into a more
effective business enabler,” said Padmasree Warrior, Cisco chief technical
officer, senior vice president of Engineering, and general manager of
“With Cisco’s Open Network Environment, customers
get a comprehensive and robust set of capabilities to address emerging
enterprise and service provider requirements to harness network intelligence
and provide value for new business platforms in an evolutionary manner,”
Cisco is delivering the Cisco Open Network Environment
through a set of platform APIs, agents and controllers, and overlay network
As part of the Open Network Environment, Cisco announced
One Platform Kit (onePK) which provides application programming interfaces (APIs)
for developers across Cisco operating systems: Cisco IOS, IOS-XR, and NX-OS.
Moreover, Cisco also announced proof-of-concept
controller software and proof-of-concept OpenFlow agent for Software Defined
Networking (SDN) research.
Cisco is also enabling scalable virtual overlay networks
for multi-tenant cloud deployments with the Cisco Nexus 1000V virtual switch.
New innovations include: OpenStack support, programmability, multi-hypervisor
capability, and VXLAN gateway functionality.
Cisco is collaborating on emerging network technologies
with industry leaders, academic organizations, and standards bodies to meet
their heterogeneous requirements for network programmability.
The new steps are aimed at increasing market share. Cisco
is one company which is addressing slow down in the market and showing
significant increase in revenue.