20 Take-Aways From Cisco's Financial Analyst Conference


Cisco Wants To Get Beyond 'SDN Hype'

While there are plenty of questions about Cisco's place in the emerging software-defined networking (SDN) ecosystem, David Ward, CTO of engineering and chief architect, says the company's place is assured.

"Hopefully in 2013 we can get beyond the SDN hype cycle and into proof of concepts," Ward told analysts at FAC.

Ward also said that the first APIs that are part of Cisco's SDN-centric onePK initiative will be generally available by the end of 2013 and will cover its IOS and IOSXR operating systems.